Community Organizations, Red Hook Manufacturing, Waterfront

SBIDC Executive Director moves to greener pastures, by Nathan Weiser

David Meade, former Executive Director at SBIDC.

David Meade, longtime Executive Director of South Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation (SBIDC), announced Friday, April 14 that he would be resigning from his position. Meade began working with SBIDC seven years ago, and took the lead position one year later.

Meade is moving on to work at Building Skills of New York (BSNY) as Executive Director. BSNY connects low income and unemployed individuals to construction workforce development opportunities in neighborhoods where affordable housing is being built.
Under Meade’s  leadership, SBIDC has grown in both size and scope even while maintaining its longstanding mission to preserve industrial jobs on Brooklyn’s waterfront.

Meade says he’s proud of the work he has done with the organization and feels confident SBIDC will continue to take on new challenges and preserve jobs along the waterfront.

According to Meade, two other SBIDC staff members will be moving on to other positions as well. SBIDC’s Service Manager, Steven Gause, has been accepted to law school. Nick Berghall, Entrepreneur Service Manager, has accepted a position in the workforce development field.

SBIDC’s Board of Directors has already begun vetting candidates to fill Meade’s shoes. Deputy Director, Andrea Devening is currently serving as Interim Executive Director. Meade expressed confidence in Devening, as well as the entire SBIDC team as they develop new programs and continue to preserve the industrial community along the waterfront.

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