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Edwardsville man appointed to advisory board of foreign affairs center

James M. Grandone, of Edwardsville, was recently appointed to the Board of Advisors, of the New York Center for Foreign Policy Affairs.

The New York Center for Foreign Policy Affairs is an American based organization, registered in the state of New York, and active in both Washington DC and New York. The Center is an independent institute devoted to conducting in-depth studies and research on every aspect of American Foreign Policy and its impacts on international conflicts.  American foreign policy is a key player internationally on diplomatic, political, strategic and economic levels.

The mission of NYCFPA is to examine the different elements impacting American foreign policy.  The organization examines the US Foreign Policy Activities in world’s hot zones such as China, Russia, North Korea, Middle East, Latin America.

“I am honored to have been nominated and appointed to the Board of Advisors. It is my hope that I will be able to create some deeper understanding of how U.S. foreign policy affects both the world and American citizens at home,” Grandone said.

Since 2000, Grandone has owned Grandone Media Strategies and advises corporate and law firm leaders on strategy, crisis communications and media relations.  He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and holds a degree in political science from the University of Illinois, is past president of the International Association of Business Communicators – St. Louis, and a former Coro Fellow.


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