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After learning of the demise of American Heritage in The New York Times in 2007, Edwin S. Grosvenor decided to lead an investor group to save the company.
For five years he has guided its strategy, revenue development, and editorial content. Since September 2011, he has led the creation of American Heritage Society, an education-focused nonprofit organization, raising over $1 million in donations, federal and foundation grants in 2012.
Mr. Grosvenor has 30 years of experience in publishing, web development and management of new ventures. The internet company he founded, KnowledgeMax, was sold for $12 million in 2000 to Sideware Systems.
From 1991 to 1995, Mr. Grosvenor was the president of Capital Communication Group, L.L.C. Its literary magazine, Current Books, published such authors as Norman Mailer, Bill Moyers, Garrison Keillor, David McCullough, Anne Tyler and Vaclav Havel. From 1985 to 1990, Mr. Grosvenor served as president of Hotel Magazine Network, Inc., a publisher of magazines for business travelers with a total circulation of 330,000 copies distributed in the rooms of Marriott and Hyatt hotels. From 1977 to 1984, he was publisher and editor of Portfolio, the highest circulating fine arts magazine in the U.S. at the time according to the Audit Bureau of Circulation, and a nominee for the National Magazine Award for General Excellence.
Mr. Grosvenor is the author of, Alexander Graham Bell: The Life and Times of the Inventor of the Telephone, a book about his greatâ€grandfather. The Grosvenor family founded and built the National Geographic Society. Mr. Grosvenor worked as a photographer for National Geographic, where he completed 23 assignments around the world. Mr. Grosvenor obtained his M.B.A. and his M.S. in journalism from Columbia University, and his B.A. from Yale University.