Chris Mitchell, a Director at Prime Policy Group, joins the firm from its predecessor, BKSH & Associates Worldwide. 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 effectively and strategically pursued. He also advised Congressman Honda on all matters before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, of which Mr. 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 technology, trade and foreign assistance issues before the U.S. Congress.
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. Mr. Mitchell most recently lived for two years in Nicaragua where he consulted for non-profit entities inside and outside the country.
Chris holds a Bachelor’s degree 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.