Monique Sullivan James
Monique serves as director of operations for UBRI, providing fiscal management and project-related support for a wide range of projects addressing economic development, workforce development, urban planning and sustainability.
Prior to joining UBRI, Monique was most recently with the Buffalo, NY office of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), a national community development finance intermediary. While at LISC, she wrote and managed over $6.7 million dollars in the form of planning and operating grants, project investment and consultant contracts. Monique has held several positions in private and public sectors including the City of Buffalo, KeyBank and Kensington-Bailey Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. gaining valuable experience in accounting and finance, customer relations, and community engagement and organizing.
She brings with her over 20 years of industry-related experience working with non-profit organizations, financial institutions, philanthropic organizations, foundations, and government funders.
Monique holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo.