Mary Cunneen Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Mary C. Cunneen

Mary C. Cunneen serves as Acting Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC). Cunneen oversees all day-to-day administrative and operational functions of RIOC. Mrs. Cunneen strives to progress, connect, and lead the implementation of the strategic initiatives while remaining consistent with the organizations mission, vision, and values.




Mrs. Cunneen possesses over 14 years of operational, managerial and personnel development experience in several industries and over a decade of management experience. Before joining RIOC in 2017, Mrs. Cunneen served at the University of Massachusetts (UMASS) as the Associate Director of Athletic Facilities & Operations. While at UMASS, she was responsible for leading, developing, and managing the facility's master planning initiatives. 




When Mrs. Cunneen first started her tenure at RIOC, she began as the Director of Parks and Recreation in May 2017. Subsequently, she was promoted to Director of Organizational Efficiency and Special Projects in March 2020. Mrs. Cunneen focused on continuous improvement process enhancements for departments to actively diagnose issues and discover timely and cost-efficient solutions while concurrently, developing key performance indicators and monitor success. Then in June 2021, Mrs. Cunneen was elevated to serve as the Corporation's Internal Control Officer (ICO). In her most recent role as the ICO, Mrs. Cunneen's responsibilities included the creation, implementation, maintenance, and monitoring of RIOC's comprehensive program of internal control.  




Mrs. Cunneen holds a Bachelor's and Master of Business Administration degrees from St. John's University. She is also a Certified Project Management Professional and holds a certificate in Change Management.