Jeanique Greene was nominated to serve as a Commissioner of the New York State Liquor Authority in June of 2008, and is the third African-American woman and the first of Puerto Rican descent to serve as a Commissioner.
For nearly seven years, Commissioner Greene served as the Legislative Director for then-Senate Deputy Minority Leader David A. Paterson, drafting legislation and researching numerous issues, including health care, crime, transportation and housing. She also represented the Senator at numerous functions and meetings; organized town hall meetings; presented reports on the state budget and legislative affairs to community board and organization meetings; and supervised the staff in the Senator’s Albany Office.
Commissioner Greene conducted legal research on Title VII sexual discrimination issues; researched FOIL requests; and prepared memoranda of law on deceptive business practices and consumer fraud during her time in the New York State Attorney General’s Office.
She has also worked for the New York Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES), and served as an Intern for the New York State Police, New York State Assembly Black and Puerto Rican Legislative Caucus and the New York City Department of Corrections.
Commissioner Greene received her Juris Doctorate degree from Albany Law School of Union University in Albany; and graduated, cum laude, from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and minors in Government and Law.