With a long, successful career in politics, Atiba Madyun steps up to the plate for his next challenge, becoming an author. Like most other authors, as a child, he read a lot of books, over 400 to be exact, when he lived in Bamako, Mali for two years without a television. Fast forward twenty years, he picked up JK Rowling's first book in the Harry Potter series and instantly was hooked and decided to try his hand at storytelling. His first novel, "Saving Grace," is a series following Anthony Grace that ultimately shows, in the world of politics, nothing is as it seems. The novel has been met with nothing but praise from those who have read it, so much so that Atiba is currently working on its sequel.
The world will be a better place, when each of us focuses on making it better because we are in it.
Today, Atiba is President/CEO of The Madyun Group (TMG), a government relations firm based in Washington, DC, as well as Party Politics US, a data collection firm that not only gathers data from American voters but also engages with young people to educate them on public policy. With almost 25 years of experience, Atiba has built coalitions between corporations, nonprofits, government bodies, labor unions, advocacy groups, and the private sector, with a specialty in knowledge and expertise in legislative strategy, communication, community organizing, outreach, and education.
He has been a part of historic delegations throughout his career as a political analyst and public affairs consultant, including the first African American delegation of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) to Israel in 2007. In 2014, he traveled with a delegation of Muslim business leaders led by former South African Ambassador to the US, Ebrahim Rasoul to South Africa to meet with South African business leaders and to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the first free elections that led to the election of President Nelson Mandela.
Be humble but don’t forget your worth.
From 2002-2009, Atiba was the Division Director for the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL). In this role, he opened relations with the Bush White House, created an annual meeting between NBCSL and the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), wrote two award-winning grant proposals to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and worked on what is an ongoing partnership with the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL). In 2009, he left NBCSL to become a contract lobbyist and to consult with Pfizer, Inc. in multicultural affairs.
On top of all of that, Atiba is Associate Producer on the upcoming film Nicole and OJ, starring Boris Kodjoe and Charlotte Kirk. He is also a TV commentator for China Global Television Network (CGTN) with reach to more than 100 countries and 140 million homes and contributes articles for the Huffington Post and The Guardian.
His novel, "Saving Grace, is available for purchase on Amazon in paperback and Kindle.
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