Another Seward Park Co-op General Manager Resigns

Posted on: June 23rd, 2021 at 5:05 am by

More leadership upheaval at the Seward Park Co-op. Residents were recently informed that Brendan Keany, who began his tenure as general manager as Frank Durant’s replacement on April 1, tendered his resignation. For official reasons unknowns. A replacement is currently being sought, below are the communications distributed to the residents a couple weeks ago.

Dear Shareholders and Residents,

It is with disappointment that we inform you that Brendan Keany, our General Manager who started his duties at Seward Park Cooperative in early April as Frank Durant’s successor, recently tendered his resignation to Charles H. Greenthal Management (“Greenthal”) and will be stepping down from the role effective at the end of the day this Friday [June 11].

Brendan has assured us that his departure is not due to any adverse experience with any of the board, management, staff or shareholders. Indeed, he has stressed that this difficult decision to depart from the role he expected to carry him into retirement, is an entirely personal one at a pivotal moment in his own life. We wish him only the best and appreciate the contributions he has made to the co-op in his short sojourn here.

Rest assured that Seward Park Cooperative has a cohesive and professional Board of Directors whom have already begun to work with Greenthal’s executive team, including its president and CEO, Jonathan West, and its COO, Desi Ndreu—as well as with Frank Durant—in order to find and vet a suitable replacement that can continue the good work and upward trajectory our partnership has produced over the last 13+ years.

We have every confidence that we will be able to report to you our selected candidate in relatively short order, but will not rush the process either, since we want to ensure an enduring and long-tenured success for the new General Manager.

In the meantime, we have been assured that the General Manager’s duties will be covered by Mr. West, Ms. Ndreu and Mr. Durant, all working as a team to keep the daily business of the coop running smoothly and without interruption.

Please find under this cover a separate letter from Mr. West as to the same. We look forward to keeping you updated as this transition takes place.


The Board of Directors

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