Vice President of Government Relations @ Berkeley College
Gbubemi has 25 years of experience in the inner workings of federal, state and city governments; and has secured over $600 million funding for capital projects from city and state government for multiple capital investments and program initiatives.
He has previously served as Associate Dean of Government and External Relations, and as Director of Government and Community Relations at Medgar Evers College, City University of New York (CUNY). Highlights of his career at CUNY include his advocacy/lobbying for well over $600 million funding for capital projects from city and state government for multiple higher education capital investments and program initiatives. In addition, Mr. Okotieuro initiated strategies that led to the completion of a new Science, Health and Technology research lab and classroom facility that cost $260 million, and included matching city and state funds. He possess has the skills and reach of relationship across multiple sectors. Mr. Okotieuro previously served for over 3 years as a member of the NYC Panel for Educational Policy-the 13 member panel responsible for setting k-12 policy in the City of New York. He is currently a Vice President of Government Relations at Berkeley College, NY, where he leads the advocacy/lobbying strategy for the College at federal, state, and city levels of government.
Mr. Okotieuro has a Bachelor’s Degree in Film Production and Theatre Arts from CUNY and a Masters in Public Administration from Baruch College, CUNY. He serves on the boards of the Sauti Yetu Center for African Women and Families, NYC, and the Women of Color Arts and Film Festival, Atlanta, GA, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce NYC. Mr. Okotieuro has taught graduate courses in public policy at Queens College, CUNY, and undergraduate courses in public administration at Medgar Evers College, CUNY.