March 21 - April 3, 2017

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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: Margaret Nelson 2004


  • Title: Director, Real Estate Programs
  • Company: Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation (BEDC)
  • Location: Brooklyn, NY
  • Birthplace: New Jersey, 1967

Family: Tom Kamber, Husband and two daughters, Abbie (4) Phoebe (2)
College: Duke University, BA, NYU Wagner School of Public Service MPA
First job unrelated to your current field: Legislative Aide to Upper West Side NYC Council Women, Ronnie Eldridge
First job in current field: Director of Project Finance for the Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center, a not for profit developer of industrial space.
Hobbies: bike riding, skiing.
Favorite novel: The Book of Salt, by Monique Truong
Favorite Movie: “It’s a Wonderful Life”
What your firm does now and its plans for the future: BEDC is a 25 year old nonprofit that works to improve the economic conditions in Brooklyn for all communities and residents.
Person(s) you most admire (outside of family): Muhammad Yunus, the founder and director of Grameen Bank in Bangladesh.
If you had to choose a different profession, what would it be: Restaurant Critic.