Honoring Susan Sobelby Representative Eliot L. Engel
Posted on 2013-12-19
of new york
in the house of representatives
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Mr. ENGEL. Mr. Speaker, Susan Sobel, the District Manager of the
Yonkers Field Office of the Social Security Administration is retiring
after 35 years of service to the people on the New York area.
Susan began her career in November 1977 as a claims representative trainee in the Hunts Point Field Office and in 1982, she was promoted to operations supervisor in the East Bronx Field Office. In 1988, she participated in the New York Region Staff Development Program as a field services specialist in the New York Regional Office.
Over the years, Susan held positions of increasing responsibility, including social insurance program analyst in the New York Office of the Regional Commissioner and Assistant District manager in the Yonkers Field Office. In September 2002, she received a temporary promotion to District Manager of the White Plains office and, in June 2003, she was named District Manager of the Yonkers Field office.
Throughout her career, Susan received numerous awards, including a Commissioner's [[Page E1906]] Citation team award in 2001 and Deputy Commissioner's Citations in 2004 and 2005.
She was noted for her attention to detail and her dedication to the Social Security Administration and its mission. I worked with her on several occasions and was impressed by her ability and her attention to detail. I want to personally thank her for her years of dedicated service.
Susan and her husband Ron, who is also retiring from the SSA, plan to spend time celebrating family and friendships, travelling and exploring. I wish them the very best in their retirement years.