Jay Weinkam

Executive Vice President for Government & Community Affairs

Jay Weinkam currently serves as the Executive Vice President for Government & Community Affairs at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. He is responsible for the foundation’s strategy and management of legislative affairs, stakeholder and constituent relations, strategic partnerships, community engagement, and dignitary visits. He is also responsible for developing relationships across all external parties including city, state, and federal government agencies and officials, and community partners that serve to enhance the institutions standing and reputation across the globe.

Prior to joining the 9/11 Memorial, Jay served for over a decade as a senior advisor for two New York City mayors and worked on both mayoral and presidential campaigns. He also has prior experience in the advertising industry as well as operations for the FIFA World Cup.

Jay received his B.A. in political science from Fairfield University where he played Division I soccer on an athletic scholarship. He resides in Brooklyn with his wife and two children and coaches youth soccer and flag football on most weekends.