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Nasdaq names Jameel Aalim-Johnson associate VP, government relations

23 January 2008  |  1701 views  |  0 Source: Nasdaq Stock Market

The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced the appointment of Jameel Aalim-Johnson as Associate Vice President of NASDAQ Government Relations.

In this position, Mr. Johnson will represent the views and policies of NASDAQ to federal, state, and local policymakers. He will also help develop and execute strategic initiatives that are consistent with NASDAQ's mission to be the highest quality equity market in the world.

Prior to joining NASDAQ, Mr. Johnson served as Chief of Staff for Congressman Gregory W. Meeks of New York. In this position, Mr. Johnson managed Congressman Meeks' Capitol Hill office and supported him on the House Financial Services Committee. He advised Congressman Meeks on all Committee legislative action and the development of legislative initiatives.

As Chief of Staff to an active senior member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Jameel has had extensive interaction with foreign officials stateside and abroad, which included assisting Congressman Meeks with the development of his pro-trade agenda.

Jameel demonstrated leadership by serving as the President of the bipartisan House Chiefs of Staff Association and as the President and Co-Founder of the Congressional Muslim Staff Association.

Previously, Mr. Johnson was executive director of the Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corp. in Rockaway, New York. Mr. Johnson also served as a business development specialist for former Congressman Floyd H. Flake in Queens, New York.

Mr. Johnson reports to J.J. Johnson, senior vice president of NASDAQ Government Relations. "Jameel will be an excellent addition to the NASDAQ team because of his considerable knowledge of the financial services industry, his expertise on related public policy issues, and his vast political experience in Washington and New York," stated Johnson. "Jameel will be a strong and articulate advocate for policies in support of investors, the capital markets, competition, and innovation."

Mr. Johnson earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia and holds an M.B.A. in International Finance from St. John's University.

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