SDG Key Personnel

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Mike Monroe, BSc, MA, Ph.D, (Economics)

  • SDG’s Board Chairperson, Mike Monroe, Ph.D., presently serves as the company's Executive Director.

Dr. Monroe has extensive experience in business formation and management, including the design of economic models that promote development and growth in impoverished neighborhoods.

Dr. Monroe has served as a professor at various American colleges and universities, including Cornell University, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Ithaca College, all in upstate New York, and the University of Alaska, Anchorage.

Dr. Monroe earned his Ph.D. and MA at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, and his B.Sc. at the London School of Economics, a college of the University of London in England.

Additionally, Dr. Monroe was a Senior Fellow in the Program on Participation, formerly in the Department of Economics at Cornell University. 


E-mail: mmonroe@seed-development.com 


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Dawn M. McBride, BS (Education)

Ms. McBride is an SDG Board Director, and she is serving, pro bono, as a consultant on operations, especially community education programs. 

Ms. McBride is the Executive Director of the recently incorporated, sandwich generation, service corporation:

Wisdom to Youth Intergenerational Centers for Development & Support, Inc.  

Also known as WTY-ICDS.  

SDG is WTY-ICDS's Fiscal Sponsor.  More information can be found  at the Wisdom to Youth Childcare link on this site.

Ms. McBride has served in both managerial and faculty positions at Head Start agency locations in New Jersey and New York.  

Ms. McBride was graduated Summa Cum Laude from the State University of New York College at Cortland. 

During Ms. McBride's career - before her association with either SDG or WTY-IC - she had established with peers and supervisors, alike, a superior level of competence, repeatedly earning recognition by continuously demonstrating initiative, proficiency, and a special talent for discovery - especially while researching difficult assignments. 


E-mail: dmcbride@seed-development.com 


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Planned Key Personnel

Other planned key operational personnel include - but are not limited to - the following:

  • Economic Development Specialist (EDS) 
    • EDS qualifications require at least five years of experience in community organizing and economic development, with an appropriate, research-oriented bachelor’s degree also required, e.g., a degree in economics, econometrics, or a related field. 
    • An EDS job description is available from SDG, Inc.
  • Projects Coordinator(s) for SDG Properties and Programs 
    • The Coordinator will act as a liaison between SDG, SDG partners, and the local community.  
    • The Coordinator’s basic qualifications include experience in inter- and intra-project coordination, a knowledge of the workings and nuances of target community neighborhoods, primarily those housing disadvantaged individuals, and a social science bachelor’s degree.
  • Multi-Cultural Awareness Program (MAP) Director   
    • For SDG projects, the MAP Director will establish a local, multi-cultural awareness program. 
    • Each community MAP will incorporate procedures that are designed to offset the many negative, anti-cooperative components that are associated with diverse populations who are working and, sometimes, living together. 
    • The MAP Program Director is expected to be multi-lingual (at least English and Spanish), with a bachelor’s degree in an education-related field.

E-mail for the above: ops-development@seed-development.com