A Brooklyn native, Ed joins Brooklyn Arts Council as Director of Finance in 2017. Ed’s prior experience includes 10 years in various financial and administrative management roles, overseeing revenue, expense, capital and grants management operations for various NYC government and nonprofit agencies. He is currently a volunteer and board member at Bushwick City Farm, an all-volunteer run urban farm and garden on the border of Bedford-Stuyvesant and Bushwick. Ed is an Assistant Instructor with Traditional Okinawan Karate of Brooklyn, and a first degree brown belt (Ikkyū). Ed has a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from The New School, and an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Finance from Baruch College. He resides in East Williamsburg with his spouse and 2 sons.