2016 Corporate Chair


Jocelynne Rainey is the Chief Administrative Officer for the Brooklyn Navy Yard Corporation (BNYDC), the not-for-profit corporation that manages and develops the Brooklyn Navy Yard as an urban industrial park. Jocelynne has successfully led the human resources functions in the for-profit and non-profit sectors for over 15 years. As the Sr. Vice President of Human Resources Jocelynne is responsible for all Human Resources activities and the Employment Center at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Under her leadership, the Employment Center has more than doubled its annual placement goals and has experience an increase of 25% in the number of tenant businesses benefitting from Employment Center services. 

Jocelynne began her career with the non-profit health care agency Independent Living Association in 1992, as the Director of Training and Development.  She later entered the for–profit sector as the Regional Human Resources Representative with food industry giant Boar’s Head Provisions before joining Specialty Food Retailer Agata & Valentina as the Human Resources Director.

Jocelynne holds a B.S. degree from Southern Connecticut University and an M.S. degree from Audrey Cohen College.


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