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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Michael B. Smith

Michael B. Smith

Director

Michael B. Smith is the owner and operator of Miami Skyline Consulting in Miami, specializing in complex development and construction projects.

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Basil Binns II

Director

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Thursday, May 24th, 2018 at 12:00am
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Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 at 12:00am
MBF had the pleasure of judging @NFTEFlorida's Miami Dade Semi-Finals. Today, the students are competing at Regionals! MBF wishes the students the best of luck! 🍀 https://t.co/2amoO9pLTj
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 at 12:00am
MBF #smallbiztips: "If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time." Steve Jobs
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Saturday, May 19th, 2018 at 6:01am
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Saturday, May 19th, 2018 at 12:00am
Celebrate the collaborative brew between MBF #loanrecipient @miamismokers and El Gaucho Raucho - Candied Bacon in a pint! Inspired by the famous Rauchbiers from Bamberg, Germany, this brew provides a local twist! See you there!
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