Washington, January 22, 2013 – The Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI) announced today that Chris Griffin, most recently Legislative Director to Senator Joe Lieberman (ID-CT), will join the organization as Executive Director at the end of the month. As Executive Director, Griffin will oversee day-to-day operations of FPI’s activities, including its work on issues such as defense spending, Afghanistan, Syria, Iran, democracy and human rights, and its leadership development programs.
The FPI Board of Directors issued this statement: “We’re thrilled with the job Jamie Fly has done running FPI for the last four years, and we congratulate him on the important position he’s assuming on Capitol Hill. And we’re very pleased we were able to recruit Chris Griffin to replace Jamie, and are confident that under his leadership FPI will only go from strength to strength.”
Prior to serving as Sen. Lieberman’s Legislative Director, Griffin was the senator’s Military Legislative Assistant between 2008 and 2011, working to develop and execute Senator Lieberman’s agenda as a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Between 2005 and 2008, Griffin was a Research Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where his work focused on U.S. policy toward Asia and security assistance programs. While at AEI, he was also a Contributing Editor to the Armed Forces Journal, writing a monthly column on military blogs and occasional pieces on the defense industry. Griffin serves in the Virginia Army National Guard.
Griffin replaces Jamie Fly, who is leaving the organization in early February after serving as Executive Director for four years. He will become Counselor for Foreign and National Security Affairs to Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL).
FPI is a non-profit, non-partisan, tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. FPI seeks to promote an active U.S. foreign policy committed to robust support for democratic allies, human rights, a strong American military equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century, and strengthening America’s global economic competitiveness. The organization was founded in 2009 and is led by Executive Director Jamie Fly. FPI’s Board of Directors consists of Eric Edelman, Robert Kagan,
, and Dan Senor. Visit our website at www.foreignpolicyi.org for more information.
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