Shaina Brassard

Business Development Program Manager, Seward Redesign, Inc., Upper Midwest, USA

Shaina Brassard is the business development program manager of Seward Redesign, a geographically-based community development corporation in Minneapolis. Shaina joined Seward Redesign in April of 2016 and manages small business development, the Great Streets Business District support, facade improvement and loan fund programs, conducting outreach to area businesses and promoting commercial corridor revitalization. Shaina also has experience in fundraising, creative placemaking and arts administration in racially diverse, low-income neighborhoods. Before Seward Redesign, Shaina spent four years as the communications manager and interim executive director at the West Broadway Business and Area Coalition in North Minneapolis. There she secured and managed a $250,000 ArtPlace America grant for the West Broadway District Arts Initiative, produced the annual FLOW Northside Arts Crawl and other public art and placemaking installations that celebrate the community's unique cultural assets and bearers. Shaina has a B.A. from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, spent several years living and working in La Paz, Bolivia and is fluent in Spanish. She is a licensed real estate agent.


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