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Richard Grenell is an American political consultant and media commentator who briefly served as national security spokesperson for Mitt Romney in his campaign for President of the United States.
Richard Grenell was appointed in 2001 by President George W. Bush to serve as Director of Communications and Public Diplomacy for the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations. In this role, Grenell advised four U.S. Ambassadors - John D. Negroponte, John C. Danforth, John R. Bolton and Zalmay Khalilzad - on the formulation and articulation of United States policy at the United Nations. Grenell was also appointed by John C. Danforth in 2004 as an Alternative Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations Security Council with full voting rights and privileges.
Grenell served as the United States Spokesman at the United Nations during the world body’s most turbulent time. Grenell and his staff of fourteen were responsible for all aspects of media relations, public relations, public affairs, marketing communications, communications strategy, crisis communications, special events, business community outreach and the website. He and his team have led communications strategies on issues such as: the war on terrorism in Afghanistan and Iraq; peacekeeping operations in Haiti, Liberia, the Congo and Sudan; the conflict in the Middle East; Iran’s nuclear weapons program; a North Korean missile test; Syria/Lebanon conflict; and the UN’s Oil for Food Corruption investigation, to name a few. Grenell has consistently worked to align opinion leaders in Washington, DC and Hollywood with grass-roots activists through issues as diverse as kidney disease and the war in Sudan.
Grenell has also been appointed as a United States delegate to a variety of United Nations’ Conferences, including the Financing for Development Conference (3/02), the Special Session on Children (5/02), the World Food Summit (6/02), the World Summit on Sustainable Development (8/02), the Iraq Donors Conference (10/03), the Liberia Donors Conference (2/04), the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Preparatory Committee (8/04), the NPT Review Conference (5/05), the High Level Event on HIV/AIDS (5/06), and the Commission on Population and Development (4/07).
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