U.S. House of Representatives
As Chief of Staff, Mitchell Rivard oversees three congressional offices Flint, Midland and Washington, D.C., manages 18 full-time staff, and acts as the Congressman’s top adviser on legislative and policy issues. Prior to working in the Congressman’s office, Mitchell worked in other prominent roles, including as a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Justice, former Michigan Governor and current U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, and former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. He is a former political appointee of the Obama administration. Mitchell began his career on Capitol Hill working for Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi. He has a bachelor’s degree in social relations and policy from Michigan State University. His work to revitalize the 50-year old non-partisan organization and build better bipartisan consensus on Capitol Hill has been recognized nationally, including in The New York Times and Roll Call.