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. While at the RNC, Mitch was asked by Phil Gingrey to return to Georgia to manage his competitive campaign for Congress. 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 Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens and U.S. Congressman Austin Scott. In 2011 and 2012 Mitch was a political strategist for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce effort to pass regional transportation SPLOST referendums outside of Metro Atlanta. Also in 2012, Mitch was a consultant 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 at the local, state and federal levels. In 2010, Mayor Steve Tumlin appointed Mitch to the Board of Commissioners of the Marietta Housing Authority. Mitch is an honors graduate of the University of Georgia and lives in Marietta, GA with his wife and four children.