Jamahl Simmons. *File photo by Kageaki Smith
Jamahl Simmons. *File photo by Kageaki Smith
The former Premier’s press secretary has been appointed public relations director at Fairmont Southampton Resort.

Jamahl Simmons oversaw all of Dr Ewart Brown’s publicity and press releases.

He will now manage the internal and external communication programme for Fairmont Southampton and work with the regional public relations team to market the resort internationally.

Shelley Meszoly, regional director of sales and marketing, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Jamahl to The Fairmont Southampton’s marketing team.

“We are confident that Jamahl, with his strong relationships in the community, will be a tremendous asset.”

As well as heading Dr Brown’s press team, Mr. Simmons also previously served as his chief of staff and as an MP from 2002 until 2007.

He began his career as a broadcast journalist with VSB and won the Bermuda Gold Award for Best Sportscaster in 1998.

Norman Mastalir, managing director of Fairmont Southampton, said: “Fairmont is always proud to appoint Bermudians to leadership roles at our hotels. With his extensive and varied experience, Jamahl is an excellent addition to our team.”