New York Attorney General creates new “Diversity and Inclusion Office”

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WETM) New York Attorney General Letitia James announced the creation of a new Diversity and Inclusion Office.

She said the new office hopes to promote diversity and inclusion in the attorney general’s office and throughout the state.

“New York’s vitality is in its rich diversity,” James said. “My office is deeply committed to creating an environment of acceptance and open-mindedness, both internally and throughout the state.

The new office will be overseen by Sandra Grannum, who’s been with the Attorney General’s office for 17 years.

“Diversity, equity, and inclusion have been the clarion call of Attorney General James throughout her career, and the urgency to heed that call is now greater than ever,” Grannum said. “As she leads that effort from this office, I am honored and excited to be a part of the work that will impact the lives of so many New Yorkers.”  

Grannum served as Vice President of Corporate Legal Affairs at Avanti Corporate Health Systems and as the senior law clerk for the Honorable George Bundy Smith at the New York State Court of Appeals.  

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