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 Business Development Manager for Juneau Construction Company.

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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

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. Basil is currently the Assistant Port Director for PortMiami.

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Monday, July 6th, 2020 at 7:20pm
Congratulations to MBF #LoanRecipient @GroovinBean1 for their feature in @MiamiHerald's article, "‘Black people drink coladas.’ How this restaurant brought coffee culture to Overtown." Read more at https://t.co/tQGYxwNsEo?.
Monday, May 11th, 2020 at 6:39pm
Pivoting due to coronavirus conditions, MBF #LoanRecipients
@copperdoorbnb
has reopened their hotel as a restaurant. To read more, visit https://t.co/lVJLFyy68M.
Friday, May 8th, 2020 at 4:00am
Congratulations to MBF #LoanRecipient @ThynkGlobal for being featured in the South Florida Business Journal: "New coworking space set to open in Miami". Read the article at https://t.co/039dHWjAZ5.
Thursday, May 7th, 2020 at 5:22pm
MBF is proud to announce our 2020 M-DCPS Scholarship recipients! Congratulations to these exceptional City of Miami students. Thank you to the hardworking teachers, CAP advisors, parents, and mentors who continue to guide these students towards their college goals. #MDCPSGrad https://t.co/zExnWketAv

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