Leadership

MBF's Board Members

 

Know Our Leaders

The MBF is an economic and business development organization which is governed by a Board consisting of fifteen (15) Directors, of which five are appointed by Bayside Market Place, five are appointed by the City of Miami Commission and five are appointed by GGP Company.

Nathan Kurland

Nathan Kurland

Chair

With his more than 25 years experience in various industries, Nathan Kurland brings a small-business owner’s perspective to the table of the MBF.

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Pamela Weller

Pamela Weller

Vice Chair

Pamela Weller Garcia-Serra, Senior General Manager at Bayside MarketPlace, has served as General Manager at many of South Florida’s leading shopping centers.

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Sonia Canessa-Gonzalez

Sonia Canessa-Gonzalez

Treasurer

Mrs. Canessa-Gonzalez is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Continental National Bank, overseeing the areas of Finance, Information Technology, Deposit and Loan Operations.

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Nicole Ewan

Nicole Ewan

Secretary

Nicole Ewan is the Assistant City Clerk for the City of Miami, where she is responsible for the administration and coordination of all City Commission meeting transcriptions.

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Rolando Aedo

Rolando Aedo

Director

Rolando Aedo has been a senior member of the staff of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau for the past 13 years. In his current capacity as Senior Vice President of the Bureau’s Marketing & Tourism Department.

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Michelle Barton King

Michelle Barton King

Director

After graduating from Miami Palmetto Senior High School, she attended and graduated from University of Miami with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology (minor in Sociology) in 1992.

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Benito "Benny" Carmona

Benito "Benny" Carmona

Director

Benny, as his friends call him, was born in Miami, Florida in 1975 of Cuban-American parents. He has a bachelor

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Jeff P.H. Cazeau

Jeff P.H. Cazeau

Director

Jeff P. H. Cazeau, Esq. is a shareholder in the Miami office of Becker & Poliakoff, where he serves as the City Attorney for the City of North Miami and, represents other municipal governments and boards.

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Josie Legido-Correa

Josie Legido-Correa

Director

Ms. Legido-Correa currently serves as the Regional Director of the Florida Retail Federation – a statewide trade association that provides money saving business service to its members.

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Adam Dunshee

Adam Dunshee

Director

Adam works in the Global Financial Institutions (GFI) unit of Wells Fargo which provides to credit, payments, and trade services to banks and non-banks worldwide.

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Louis McMillian

Louis McMillian

Director

A native of Miami, Louis has always been involved in the city he grew up in. A graduate of Belen Jesuit Prep (class of ’96).

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Andrew Gordon

Director

Andrew Gordon, born in Miami, Florida, received his B.A. from Hampshire College in 1977 and his J.D. from Georgetown University in 1980, where he was Executive Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal.

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Basil Binns II

Basil Binns II

Director

Mr. Binns, a University of Florida graduate, has served in various capacities in South Florida governments for 14 years.

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Friday, November 16th, 2018 at 1:00am
MBF #smallbiztips: Is the cost of advertising on Google and other pay-per-click networks too high for your small business? Maybe not. Here are factors that will help you determine if advertising on search engines could be cost-effective for your company. https://t.co/XNmCGTY7Q1
Thursday, November 15th, 2018 at 1:00am
Last night, MBF's #SmallBusinessTraining students presented their business plans to a panel of bank and alternative lenders 📊 Thank you to the panelist for participating in this educational event and providing sage advice. https://t.co/GMJbOQGHx4
Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 at 4:31am
MBF #smallbiztips: Bad online reviews can cause potential customers to shop elsewhere, negatively impacting your business’ bottom line. If your business has received a bad online review, here are steps you can take to handle it and minimize the damage. https://t.co/N1kP5IPpww
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 at 2:11am
MBF #smallbiztips: Tomorrow at noon, the SBA will have a webinar on the 8(a) Business Development Program that helps small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the marketplace. Register at https://t.co/N8ssFJ0XoC. https://t.co/y3oqXHvGzs
Thursday, November 8th, 2018 at 1:00am
MBF #smallbiztips: Are you looking for ways to get more Instagram engagement? Wondering how to build stronger consumer relationships? Here are seven ways to improve your Instagram engagement.
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