Mitch is the Managing Director with the Garrett, McNatt Hennessey & Carpenter 360 public affairs team. Mitch works with corporations, government entities, associations, and non-profits to develop and execute strategic solutions. Mitch’s experience includes leadership in statewide and congressional campaigns, legislative policy, PAC development, fundraising, federal lobbying and strategic organizational planning.
Mitch began his career working at the Republican National Committee (RNC). While at the RNC, Mitch was tapped by Phil Gingrey to return to Georgia to manage his competitive campaign for Congress in 2002. After a successful election campaign, Mitch served as Chief of Staff for U.S. Congressman Phil Gingrey. After two terms in Washington, Mitch returned to Georgia and has worked with other leading federal, state and local campaigns, including Casey Cagle for Governor, Sam Olens for Attorney General, Gingrey for Congress and Austin Scott for Congress.
Mitch has led multiple referendum campaigns and independent expenditure efforts. Mitch has been a lead strategist on every successful T-SPLOST campaign across the state and in metro counties. In addition, Mitch was a lead strategist on the bi-partisan team chosen by the Georgia Charter Schools Association to pass the first state-wide charter school amendment in the U.S. The amendment passed with almost 59 percent of the vote during the November 2012 election.
Mitch also works with corporate, non-profit and university clients to develop and implement strategic solutions representing clients at the local, state and federal levels. Mitch is an honors graduate of the University of Georgia and lives in Marietta, GA with his wife and four children.