Garry Mitchell is the editor and publisher of The Mitchell Report, a highly respected Washington, D.C. based commentary on politics and public policy. In addition, he is an adjunct professor at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Relations, and the author of Not Working: Who and What’s Not Working in The New Economy, an early examination of the impacts of globalization on the American workplace.
Mitchell has been president and CEO of Yosemite National Institutes, a nonprofit education corporation; Burson-Marsteller/West, a global public affairs agency; Tracy-Locke/BBDO-Colorado, a division of The Omnicom Group; and Colorado Ski Country USA, a major industry trade association. He served in the cabinet of Colorado Governor Richard D. Lamm, heading the Department of Administration and the Reinventing Government Initiative. He was a candidate for mayor of Denver.
He began his business career with BBDO Worldwide and J. Walter Thompson in New York, and was vice president of marketing and a member of the founding management group of Colorado’s Copper Mountain resort.
He has been active on many civic, charitable, and corporate boards, and is a member of the Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs.
Mitchell is an alumnus of Colorado Academy, Haverford College, and an American Studies graduate of the University of Colorado, where he studied with CWA founder, Howard Higman. He is the unabashedly proud father of Stacey H. Mitchell, an environmental crimes prosecutor and assistant section chief at the Department of Justice.