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As executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of the National Geographic Society, Angelo M. Grima is responsible for all legal matters for the Society, and serves as secretary to its board of trustees.
Grima, who joined National Geographic in 1992, specializes in major corporate transactions, including the Society’s joint venture agreements, various investment agreements, financial instruments, and other transactions. On multiple occasions Grima has represented the Society before the Internal Revenue Service, as well as other government agencies. He is also responsible for corporate governance issues for the Society and its taxable subsidiaries, including incorporations, bylaws, minutes, resolutions, and related matters.
Prior to joining National Geographic, Grima was in private practice with Steptoe & Johnson in Washington, D.C., and Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago, Illinois, handling commercial transactions and litigation.
He holds a J.D. from the University of Chicago, an M.B.A. from Johns Hopkins University, and a B.A. from Wesleyan University.