WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 18, 2018) – Today the McCain Institute board of trustees elected Mrs. Cindy McCain as Chair of the Board.

“Cindy McCain’s inspirational leadership already has helped us accomplish so much.  I salute her selfless commitment to serve in this capacity,” said Dr. Michael Crow, president of Arizona State University.  “It makes a uniquely impactful institute, uniquely more so.”

“Mrs. McCain assuming this role embodies what the Institute is all about, character-driven leadership, service before self, and taking action,” added Ambassador Kurt Volker, the Institute’s executive director.

“The mission of the McCain Institute, to advance values-based leadership around the world, has always been important to my family.  I believe the work of the Institute, from fighting human trafficking to training the next generation of international leaders to advancing human rights and democracy, is more important now than ever,” said Mrs. Cindy McCain. “I’m honored to take on this role, particularly as the Institute undertakes an ambitious set of new initiatives to expand its impact.”


About the McCain Institute for International Leadership

The McCain Institute, founded in 2012 as part of Arizona State University, is located in the heart of Washington, D.C. Inspired by the leadership of Senator John McCain and his family’s legacy of public service, the McCain Institute is a non-partisan, action-tank dedicated to advancing character-driven leadership and civic engagement in the U.S. and abroad. The Institute advances security, economic opportunity, freedom and human dignity.  Learn more at mccaininstitute.org and follow along at #InTheArena.



Luke Knittig | Senior Director of Communications| McCain Institute | [email protected]

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