Meet Our President

Jamal Ali is a native of Birmingham, Alabama and came to Normal’s Hill in 1977. He graduated cum laude in 1981 with a B.S. degree in Business Administration. He played baseball his freshman year and became a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., in 1980. As president of Nu Epsilon chapter, Jamal was instrumental in the construction of the Omega monument which was the first monument built on the hill of the Bibb Graves building. He later led the effort to establish a $100,000 endowed scholarship making Omega Psi Phi Fraternity the first affinity group in the university’s history to accomplish such a feat. Last year, he purchased a $25,000 whole life insurance policy in the endowment’s name to further ensure its growth. Today the value of the endowment stands at $253,000.


In his professional life, he is an Associate Account Director at Burrell Communications Group, a multicultural advertising agency headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

In his leadership role in the Washington D.C. - Baltimore market, he serves as the voice of the Multicultural segment with specific emphasis on the African American consumer. In his 25 years of experience, he has led marketing and communications efforts for such brands as Procter & Gamble, Clorox, Burger King, General Mills, and McDonalds.

Ali also has a deep passion for protecting and saving the environment. He is author of the book, “Black and Green: Black Insights for the Green Movement”. He works to make sure the information flow, and the benefits of going green, reach the Black community.

He and his wife Rosalind live in Alexandra, Virginia. They have two young adult children, Arshad and Amirah.