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Amy Grappone

Senior Director of Communications and Strategic Engagement

Amy Grappone is the senior director of communications and strategic engagement for the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University. In this role, she oversees the Institute’s communications, branding, and media strategy.

Amy is a seasoned communicator with a strong record of providing communications counsel to elected officials, top-tier political campaigns, job-creators, and major federal and state agencies. Prior to joining the Institute, Amy served as director of communications for U.S. Senator Todd Young of Indiana, a leader on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. She also served as a top communicator for U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia.

A Florida native, Amy began her career in the press offices of former Florida Governors Jeb Bush and Rick Scott. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Florida State University. Amy currently resides in Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband and son.