To Pursue Opportunities in the Private Sector

Jacqueline Flug, RIOC VP, Is Leaving

As carolers serenaded subway riders and Holiday Tree Lighting approached, Flug escorted her young charges to the celebrations in December.
As carolers serenaded subway riders and Holiday Tree Lighting approached, Flug escorted her young charges to the celebrations in December.
© David Stone / Roosevelt Island Daily

Late yesterday, January 13th, RIOC announced that General Counsel Jacqueline Flug will leave RIOC on February 8, 2019 to join the private sector.

Flug joined RIOC's staff in December, 2016. At the time, the State agency's President/CEO Susan Rosenthal told The Daily that a major focus of her assignment was enhancing Governor Andrew Cuomo's renewed push for ethics and accountability.

“RIOC has had the privilege and pleasure of Jaci’s good counsel for more than two years; I will miss her intelligence, skill, commitment and calming temperament,” said Rosenthal of Flug.

“I could always count on Jaci to speak the truth and every executive needs that from her advisor. We wish her well and sincerely thank her for her service,” she added.

Prior to her two years with RIOC, Flug worked as General Counsel for the State Liquor Authority, appointed by Cuomo, where she sometimes interacted with Rosenthal who was then General Counsel at Agriculture and Markets. The pair continued what appeared to be a solid working partnership on Roosevelt Island.

In a varied career during which she also served as a prosecutor in the Bronx and was President of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York in 2016 and 2017, Flug has earned wide respect around the State.

At a 2018 RIOC Board Meeting, Flug confers with Chair Alex Valella.
At a 2018 RIOC Board Meeting, Flug confers with Chair Alex Valella.
© David Stone / Roosevelt Island Daily

Like many public officials, Flug's compensation has been substantially less than that of others in comparable positions in the the private sector where her varied experiences are expected to be of great value.

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