Amir Shayegan is a seasoned government relations executive with years of experience navigating the complex world of government agency interactions. While in government Amir cemented long-lasting relationships with many New York City agencies including the NYPD, FDNY, Parks, DOB, OEM, DOHMH, DSNY, EDC, DCA, DEP, DOT, MOME, MTA, SLA, TLC, NYC & Company as well as Con Ed and several local Business Improvement Districts
Amir began his career in government in 2006 as an event coordinator with the New York City Sports Commission (a division of the Office of the Mayor of New York). During his time there, he worked with various New York City agencies to bring several high profile events to fruition, including the AVP Brooklyn Open, Union Square Street Sessions and New York City Triathlon. He also lead the “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” program which offered complimentary tickets to various sporting events to underserved children in New York City.
In 2009, Amir transitioned within the Mayor’s Office to the Office of Citywide Event Coordination and Management (CECM), rising to the position of Deputy Director of the Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO), a division of CECM responsible for permitting event activity in public spaces across the five boroughs. In working closely with a vast array of NYC agencies, Amir mastered the nuances of permitting and licensing codes and requirements.
Amir was integral in the planning and execution of several high profile events such as Super Bowl XLVIII, MLB All-Star Game (2013), NYC Marathon, Macy’s Fireworks Spectacular, Fashion Week, Electric Daisy Carnival, Electric Zoo, New Year’s Eve in Times Square, as well as helping to bring aide to those in need in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Amir also permitted many activities across the five boroughs including Times Square, Herald Square, Flatiron District and Meatpacking District as well as many other public spaces.
At the conclusion of the Bloomberg administration in 2014, Amir became the Director of Events for the New York Mets, where he was responsible for the planning, coordination and execution of non-gameday events at the stadium. During his time with the Mets, he oversaw the expansion of field capacity for concerts and helped usher in the new era of large-scale concerts at Citi Field. In 2015, Amir lead the production of the Foo Fighters and Zac Brown Band Concerts, as well as the Cricket All-Stars match, Spartan Race, Color Run, and dozens of other exciting events.
Amir joins the iDEKOgov team in 2016, as Senior Vice President, with the goal of making government work for clients and their varied project needs.
A transplanted Philadelphian, Amir now calls New York home. He received his BBA from Temple University and MS from New York University. Amir lives in Brooklyn Heights with his wife and daughter.