Executive Staff

Jennifer Brown
Executive Director

Jennifer Brown was appointed the founding Executive Director of the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership in August of 2006. Immediately before joining the BID, she worked as an independent consultant, providing community affairs, management, and operational counseling to clients in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Jennifer was previously the Vice President for Community Development and Relations at the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, managing the organization's community development and government and community affairs activities and working extensively with stakeholders affected by the September 11th attacks.  Earlier in her career she worked at the Union Square Partnership, where she served as the Director of Finance and Economic Development, and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Operations, where she was a Project Planner.

Jennifer has a BA in Political Science from the University of Cincinnati and a master’s degree in Public and Nonprofit Management from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Jennifer served as the Co-Chair of the NYC BID Association from 2011 to 2013, and served on its Board of Directors from 2011 to 2015.  Jennifer was appointed to the Board of Directors of the International Downtown Association (IDA) for a three-year term beginning in 2014.

Kurt Cavanaugh
Deputy Director

Kurt Cavanaugh joined the BID in December 2016 as Deputy Director. He most recently served as Executive Director of Charleston Moves, an advocacy organization with a mission to transform Charleston, SC into a safe, enjoyable place to walk and ride a bike. Prior to Charleston Moves, Kurt was Deputy Director of the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn (OSA), a park conservancy responsible for maintaining and enhancing North Brooklyn’s 100-plus parks and green spaces. Kurt’s experience includes extensive work with the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, NYC Department of Transportation, and NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission. Kurt has a BS in Business & Sport Management from Guilford College and an MS in Urban Design & Park Management from the University of North Carolina.

Scott Kimmins
Director of Operations

Scott Kimmins began as the BID's Director of Operations in October of 2006. He spent 20 years with the New York Police Department in the 13th Precinct, which serves the Flatiron District. During his final years with the NYPD, he served as a Community Affairs officer, dealing extensively with local community groups and elected officials. As Director of Operations, Scott is responsible for the day-to-day management of the BID's sanitation, public safety, and homeless outreach programs, and works on a number of quality-of-life initiatives in the district. Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Adelphi University.

Megan Garcia
Marketing & Community Engagement Director

Megan Garcia became the BID’s Marketing & Community Engagement Director in February 2017 and brings marketing experience in both the nonprofit and private sectors. A California native, she made New York City her home in 2013, joining the CBS Altitude Group at CBS Radio as a Marketing Strategist. While there, she created integrated content campaigns for hundreds of brands, big and small. Prior to her time at CBS, she fell in love with the BID life as the Marketing Manager for the Downtown Sacramento Partnership (DSP). At the DSP,Megan established the organization's web and social media presence, increased attendance at signature events, and advocated for a new entertainment & sports complex, which ultimately opened in 2016. Megan graduated with a BA in Communications from the University of California, Davis.

Kevin Wender
Program Assistant

Kevin Wender began working as the Program Assistant for the Flatiron BID in August of 2015. He assists with the day-to-day operations of the BID, along with various marketing and streetscape initiatives. Prior to joining the BID, Kevin was a Leadership Institute Fellow at Smart Growth America, where he worked with local governments around the country to help administer Smart Growth America’s free technical assistance program. Kevin graduated from the University of Michigan with an Honors BA in Philosophy and a minor in Environmental Studies.

Jane Kojima
Part-time Marketing and Programming

Jane Kojima joined the BID in November of 2012 as Deputy Director. In February of 2016, Jane transitioned to a supportive role in the planning and execution of the BID’s 10th anniversary celebration, in addition to other marketing and programming initiatives. Before joining Flatiron, she worked for the DUMBO Improvement District in Brooklyn for nearly 6 years, most recently as Director of Events and External Affairs. Prior to that, Jane was a member of the events team at the Bryant Park Corporation and 34th Street Partnership. Jane has a BA in Art History from Saint Louis University with certificates in Business and Italian Studies, and an MA in Arts Administration from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

Sabrina McFarland
Part-time Staff Writer 

Sabrina McFarland began as a BID newsletter volunteer in August 2011 and was hired as a part-time staff writer in March 2012. A proud native New Yorker and an award-winning multimedia specialist with extensive experience at leading global brands, including Scholastic Inc., Entertainment Weekly and PEOPLE magazine, where she interviewed celebrities such as Bob Dylan, Robert De Niro and Denzel Washington, Sabrina earned a BA in psychology from The City College of New York (CUNY) and a master of science degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

Clean Team

Adel "Benny" Ben-Brika

Clean Team Supervisor

Adel ”Benny Ben-Brika

Momar Diagne

Assistant Clean Team Supervisor

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Clean Team Members

Ghulam Bhuiyan 
Anthony Carter 
Corey Caufield
Mohamed Ceesay 
Sering Ceesay 
Ali Diallo 
Gora Diaw   

Carlos Fernandez
Cesar Fernandez 
Souleyman Guitti 
Lamin Jarju 
Wilson Jimenez 
Marcos Martillo   
Jose Martinez
Matar Ndiaye 
Pedro Nieto   
Jose Pacheco
Ernesto Perez
Jose Rodriquez 
Oussmane Sarr  
Gora Thiam 

Public Safety Team

Sergio Gonzalez

Public Safety Supervisor

Sergio Gonzalez

Michel Melendez

Public Safety Supervisor

Public Safety Supervisor

Public Safety Officers

Douglas Alston
Cherif Diallo
Alexis Juarez
Samuel Ortiz, Sr.
Elijah Phoenix (part-time)
Jose Ventura
Board Members

Class A:
Property Owners

Gregg Schenker, Chairman
ABS Partners Real Estate

James Buslik, Treasurer
Adams & Company Real Estate

Nicholas Athanail
The Stanford Condominium

Laurie Burns
Rudin Management/FortyOne Madison

Michael Cohen / Andrew Roos
Colliers International

Thomas Cook
ATCO Properties & Management, Inc.

Jim Dill
Housing & Services, Inc.

Gail Duke
New York Life Insurance Co.

Grant Greenspan / Michael Kaufman
Kaufman Organization

Paul Januszewski
Rockrose Development Corp.

Leslie Spira Lopez
Kew Management

Meredith Morgan
The NoMad Hotel

Jane Gural Senders
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

Jason Vacker
Meringoff Properties

Jed Walentas / Daniel Conlon
Two Trees Management Company

Kelly Zagrod
L&L Holding Company

Peter Weiss
Walter & Samuels, Inc.

Class B:
Commercial Tenants

Frederick Locker, Secretary
Locker Greenberg & Brainin, LLP

Lois Eida
Lois Lane Travel

Bob Hayes
The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.

Alec O'Doherty
Tiffany & Co.

Sarah Tilton 
General Assembly

Alexandra Valdes-Fauli
Shake Shack

Andrew Weber / Paul Sleven
Macmillan

Class C:
Residential Tenants

Joseph B. Rose
Residential tenant

Class D:
Public Representatives

Honorable Bill de Blasio
Mayor of the City of New York (represented by NYC Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop)

Honorable Scott M. Stringer
Comptroller of the City of New York

Honorable Gale Brewer
President of the Borough of Manhattan

Honorable Melissa Mark-Viverito
Speaker of the New York City Council

Class E:
Community Boards and Non-Profit Organizations

Community Board 4
Delores Rubin, Chair

Community Board 5
Vikki Barbero, Chair

Community Board 6
Richard Eggers, Chair

Baruch College
Katharine Cobb