Akeem is Blue Duck’s Chief of Staff. He is responsible for developing the enterprise’s organizational structure including everything from human resources to customer service to quality control. Akeem has a master’s degree in public policy from New York University and most recently was interim CEO of San Antonio Growth on the Eastside (SAGE). He received his undergraduate degree in political science from South Carolina State University. Akeem has spent much of his career working on public policy, community outreach and organizational operations. He is a member of the VIA Metropolitan Transit Board, San Antonio Book Festival Advisory Board, board secretary of the Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival, Steering Committee Chair of My Brother’s Keeper San Antonio, steering committee of the San Antonio Area African American Community Fund, and a graduate of Leadership San Antonio Class 43, also known as LSA300.