WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 3, 2021) — The McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University (McCain Institute) today announced the hiring of Amy Grappone as senior director of communications and strategic engagement. Amy joins the McCain Institute from the United States Senate where she served as director of communications for U.S. Senator Todd Young of Indiana, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
“Amy is a seasoned and innovative communicator and a tremendous addition to the McCain Institute team. She will help advance our values and promote the Institute’s game changing programs focused on defending democracy and addressing security, leadership, economic opportunity, freedom and human dignity,” said Josette Sheeran, executive chairman of the McCain Institute.
As senior director of communications and strategic engagement, Amy will oversee communications, branding, and media strategies for the McCain Institute.
“Senator McCain’s lifetime of public service continues to inspire people across America and around the world. The McCain Institute brings together prominent thinkers and organizations to promote democracy, human rights, and character-driven leadership. I look forward to highlighting how the McCain Institute is working to turn ideas into action and impact,” said Amy Grappone, senior director of communications and strategic engagement.
About the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University
Inspired by Senator John S. McCain and his family’s legacy of public service, the McCain Institute for International Leadership is fighting to secure democracy and alliances, defend human rights, protect the vulnerable, and advance character-driven leadership, both at home and around the world.
About Arizona State University
Arizona State University has developed a new model for the American research university, creating an institution that is committed to access, excellence and impact. ASU measures itself by those it includes, not by those it excludes. As the prototype for a New American University, ASU pursues research that contributes to the public good, and ASU assumes major responsibility for the economic, social and cultural vitality of the communities that surround it.