Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership Staff
Chad Purkey, BID Executive Director
Email | (718) 230-1689 ext 1#
As Executive Director of the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Business Improvement District (BID), Chad leads the BID’s efforts in caring for Myrtle Avenue’s public space, supporting and promoting its business community, producing local events, and advocating for and bringing resources to Myrtle Avenue and its community members. Chad originally joined the Myrtle Avenue staff in 2011 and has held various positions within the organization since that time. Chad holds a M.S. in City and Regional Planning from Pratt Institute and a B.F.A. in Historic Preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).
Kristin Brown, BID Services Director
Email | (718) 230-1689 ext 2#
Kristin focuses her efforts on maintaining the day-to-day management of the BID’s core services, ensuring the district’s public spaces are clean, safe, and well maintained. Kristin also works to make sure Myrtle Avenue’s 180 member businesses receive assistance by helping to navigate city government and connecting them to available resources. After receiving her M.S. in Urban Placemaking and Management, Kristin feels very fortunate to live in, and work for, the beautiful communities of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.
Claudia Rincon, Marketing and Events Manager
Email | (718) 230-1689 ext 6#
Claudia comes to us from the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, where she distinguished herself as a team leader in planning and promoting events. She had previously worked with the DUMBO Improvement District in a Marketing and Events position. Now, she brings her knowledge and experience to Myrtle Avenue Partnership to generate visibility through new marketing channels and to produce new local events.
Ryan Greenlaw, Director, Social Impact Partnerships and Programs
Email | (718) 230-1689 ext 4#
As the Director of Social Impact Partnerships and Programs, Ryan brings a deep commitment to advance the interests of low-income and New Yorkers of Color. He helps manage Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership’s food access, youth employment, and senior living programing for residents of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. He comes to us from Lyft, previously serving as an equity and community engagement specialist connecting NYCHA residents and SNAP recipients to bikeshare.