The Team

Our team of professionals come from a myriad of backgrounds and possess a plethora of varying experience that, together, provides a well-rounded depth of insight and serves an array of business needs. We are dedicated to using our collective knowledge and acumen in our roles as solution providers for the Junction BID area.

Kenneth Mbonu

Executive Director

Kenneth developed and expanded Economic Development initiatives as Principal of EastMB Group. His work focused on urban development priorities, creating effective public-private partnerships and business acquisition advisory.

He played a key role in the revitalization of secondary commercial corridors in Central Brooklyn, that included real estate development, façade/ physical improvements, marketing and funding initiatives that raised public awareness of retail outlets, attracted diverse businesses, enhanced information dissemination and data collection processes.

Kenneth also created Economic Development Initiatives at Bridge Street Development Corporation, worked as a corporate banker with IDB Bank and Bank of America covering specialty finance, apparel and healthcare companies. As an entrepreneur he purchased, operated and sold a specialty chemical manufacturing company in Northern New Jersey.

He is a CORO alumnus, certified Economic Development Finance Professional, board member International Charter School of New York; board advisor, Dechets a l’or and an ambassador of Brooklyn Beats Festival.

Kenneth earned an MBA in Finance from Pace University, New York; BS in Biochemistry/ Microbiology and Medical Technology from the University of Nigeria and York College, New York respectively. He is also a pioneer member of the Center for Biotechnology’s “Fundamentals of the Bioscience Industry” Certificate Program.

Brandi Thompson Ullian

Development Manager & Webmaster

Brandi Thompson Ullian works with the Flatbush Nostrand Junction BID in producing exciting programs and events for both Junction businesses and residents, as well as establish a web presence that showcases the dynamic and exciting aspects of the Flatbush Junction community. As a resident of the Junction area herself, she is dedicated to enhancing the vitality of the neighborhood in which she lives.

Brandi is a communications, media and events professional with over a decade of proven experience across all three fields. She is an honors graduate of New York University, where she received a Bachelors of Science degree in Communications. After a brief exploration of the marketing field, she pursued a career in journalism, working as a Web Reporter, News Writer and Producer for both WCBS Newsradio 880 and News 12 Long Island TV, as well as the CBS Radio Network’s weekly “Osgood File” program, featuring news legend Charles Osgood. During this time, she concurrently held a position as Webmaster with a local Queens online community organization called “Why Leave Astoria?”, which created programs, events and a interactive social web platform that helped put the Astoria community on the radar of media and real estate professionals.

In 2010, Brandi shifted from producing news to producing events, and accepted a role as an Events Manager for the President’s Office at Columbia University, where she organized a multitude of small and large-scale events annually for the school and New York City community. Some notable events included the University’s Commencement ceremony and the Kennedy Prize for Drama award ceremony, which hosted members of the Kennedy family.

Brandi left Columbia in 2014 to pursue a professional career as a vocalist. She currently performs regularly throughout New York City, and, in addition to her important role with the Junction BID, travels across the nation and globe performing for various artists in a multitude of venues.

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Meet the BID Board Members