As you might’ve guessed, “Who earns more?” is a trick question because, if the obvious were the answer, nobody would ask. Haynes, presiding over 11,700
RIOC seizing space in Blackwell House, giving president/CEO Shelton Haynes a new office, was classic bad optics. But it took just a single week to top it as the state gobbled up sparse street parking, reserving them for his “guests…”
A leading figure in the internal RIOC attack team accused of leading the charge against RIOC’s fired CEO Susan Rosenthal resurfaced. A March Twitter post shows her taking a whack at Governor Cuomo as well as RIOC’s “unethical leaders.”
Is RIOC’s new leader, Shelton Haynes, unfit for the job? He doesn’t think so. “I would expect more respect and appreciation for all of the work we do,” he said. That was the last line in an angry public email, attacking historian Judith Berdy.
Why fire Susan Rosenthal? Papers filed since her June dismissal expose a case against her that’s as weak as it is indefensible. If a Swiss cheese had as many holes, you’d demand your money back for the sandwich. And RIOC’s feckless board of directors takes the biggest hit for utter spinelessness.
In what may be a fatal blow to Roosevelt Island’s fading democracy movement, Governor Andrew Cuomo appointed Shelton Haynes as President and Chief Executive at RIOC. Its board of directors, theoretically responsible for executive hirings, genuflected north toward Albany.
Former president/CEO Susan Rosenthal’s new motion accuses RIOC of “improper termination, but that’s not all. In a motion filed this week, she pokes holes in the state’s case and opens up on why she thinks they ambushed her.