During his State of the City address this week, Miami Mayor Francis X. Suarez announced the appointment of FIU Vice President of Engagement, Saif Ishoof as the Mayor’s Senior Advisor for Innovation & Technology. This advisory role will be in addition to Ishoof’s current portfolio at FIU.
"I am excited to support this novel partnership with the City of Miami. I look forward to bringing my prior experience as an entrepreneur, lawyer and current role as a university administrator in supporting Mayor Suarez's efforts to unlock Miami's fullest potential as a robust hub for technology."
The City of Miami and the broader South Florida region have experienced an unprecedented wave of interest from investors and entrepreneurs who are looking to build their companies in South Florida. In recognition of that surging interest in Miami, Mayor Suarez tapped Ishoof in a one-year partnership with FIU to leverage opportunities and ensure that there is equitable access for all Miamians.
“We are thankful to Mayor Suarez and the City for his vision and confidence in FIU,” said FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg. “We are looking forward to this partnership and the opportunity to help promote local talent and foster innovation and entrepreneurship in our community.”