A fifth generation member of the Andrus family, Cameron Griffith was a founding board member of the Andrus Family Fund from 2000 until 2006, and served as its first board chair from 2000 until 2002.
Cameron has been the Congressional Affairs Liaison for the Embassy of France in Washington, D.C. since 2003. With over 25 years of experience on and around Capitol Hill, Cameron is the primary point of contact for the French Embassy with Members of Congress and congressional staff regarding all matters of mutual interest to France and the United States. Reporting directly to the French Ambassador to the United States, his responsibilities include organizing meetings in the House and Senate for the Ambassador, French Members of Parliament, French government officials, and other visiting French delegations, as well as participating in their meetings on Capitol Hill.
Highlights of his tenure at the embassy include: assisting with France’s preparations for the COP21 climate conference, and working in Paris during the December 2015 conference; accompanying U.S. World War II veterans in France to commemorate the 60th, 65th, and 70th anniversaries of D-Day; organizing annual educational and cultural study trips to France for senior congressional staff, and accompanying the staffers on a week-long visit to France; and collaborating with the House Speaker and bipartisan House and Senate Leadership to organize the French President’s address to a Joint Meeting of Congress in November 2007.
From 1998 until 2003, Cameron was Director of Government Relations for the Consumer’s Choice Council, a non-profit association of consumer, environmental, and human rights organizations, dedicated to the promotion of ecolabeling and the development of public policies to enhance green procurement and recycling by the U.S. government.
From 1989 until 1998, Cameron worked on Capitol Hill as Legislative Assistant and Legislative Director for Rep. Peter Visclosky (D-Indiana). In those positions, he handled issues and legislation related to trade policy, foreign affairs, cleanup and redevelopment of abandoned industrial sites, and pension fund investment, and he managed the congressman’s legislative staff.
In 1989, Cameron received an M.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University, and a B.A. from Haverford College in 1984.
Cameron is married to McCain McMurray, an architect and artist, who is currently board chair of Andrus on Hudson, a senior care community in Yonkers, New York.