Chris Mitchell is currently a Director at Prime Policy Group, a leading Washington, DC government relations firm, where he focuses primarily on technology, appropriations, and transportation issues.
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.