Akeem H. Jamal, Assistant Vice President, Communications & Government Affairs


Mr. Jamal joined RIOC in August 2022, bringing years of government experience to Roosevelt Island, most recently as Deputy Communications Director at the City of Yonkers – New York State’s third-largest City. There, Jamal oversaw a robust team and acted as a senior advisor to Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, served as a city’s spokesperson created and led new initiatives, organized high-level events for the Office of the Mayor, worked with city, state, and county officials all while spearheading major initiatives.


Bringing that invaluable experience to RIOC, Mr. Jamal is charged with creating community engagement activities, drafting internal and external communications procedures, cultivating relationships with city, state, and federal leaders, and sharing the vision of the President & CEO through all modes of communication. 


Mr. Jamal graduated Cum Laude from Pace University – Lubin School of Business, holding a Master of Business Administration, and is a proud graduate from Fordham University, holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications & Media Studies.