International Relations, Public & Political Affairs, State/Local Government, Tech/Telecom, Transportation
With more than fifteen years of experience in public policy, Chris offers clients’ strategic counsel and advocacy on a variety of policy issues before Congress and Executive Branch agencies. He works primarily with the firm’s technology and transportation clients, his experience on transnational issues, including those that impact the digital currency industry, makes him a valued member of our foreign policy and trade practice.
- Developed and helped implement a multi-pronged industry initiative to persuade the US Government to clarify export controls for the printed circuit board.
- Helped secure federal authorization and $25 million in federal appropriations for Colorado’s VelociRFTA project.
- Has provided political insight and government relations support to corporations on matters ranging from communications, grassroots outreach, corporate relocation, and CFIUS.
- Serves as the executive director of the Digital Asset Transfer Authority (DATA)
- Serves as board member of Partners Global.
- Legislative Director – Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA)
- Legislative Assistant – Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA)
- Field Representative – Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA)
- B.A. (History) – George Washington University
- M.A. (Philosophy) – San Jose State University
Did You Know?
- Chris took a two-year hiatus from Washington, DC in 2006 to live in Nicaragua. He continues to visit when possible and is on the board of the Fabretto Children’s Foundation, which directly serves more than 12,000 underserved Nicaraguan children.
Chris Mitchell is a Director at Prime Policy Group, where he focuses primarily on technology, appropriations, and transportation issues. In addition to his role at Prime Policy Group, Chris serves as the executive director of the Digital Asset Transfer Authority (DATA) and is a board member of Partners Global.
Previously, Chris spent more than eight years working for members of Congress from the State of California. From 2001 through 2006, Chris worked for Congressman Michael Honda, including three and a half years as legislative director. As legislative director, Chris ensured that the Congressman’s legislative agenda and appropriations goals were strategically pursued. He also advised Congressman Honda on all matters before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, of which Congressman Honda was then a member. In this capacity, Chris led Congressman Honda’s successful efforts to deploy cutting-edge security technologies at U.S. airports and to authorize and secure appropriations for a multi-billion dollar transit project in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition, Chris has experience in advising members on trade, technology, and foreign assistance issues before the U.S. Congress. His international trade work included supporting Congressman Honda in his role as a member of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China.
Prior to joining Congressman Honda, Chris worked for Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA) in her Palo Alto district office, where he served as her principal local liaison to the high technology community. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Mitchell lived in Nicaragua where he consulted for non-profit entities inside and outside the country. He remains active in Nicaragua, including as a board member of the Fabretto Children’s Foundation.
Chris holds a Bachelor’s degree in history from The George Washington University and a Master’s degree in philosophy from San Jose State University. He resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Carrie, and three children. He remains active in his community as a member of his local Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) Planning, Zoning and Environment Committee.