Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Mitch is a Master of Public Administration candidate at the University of Georgia specializing in local government administration. Upon earning his undergraduate degree in 2012, Mitch commissioned as a logistics officer in the United States Air Force, serving in South Carolina, New Mexico, Germany, and South Korea. In this role, he managed deployment planning, supply, transportation, and sustainment in support of global special operations. In 2018, Mitch left active duty to pursue a career in local government in his home state. He now works as a Policy Analyst for the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners, evaluating legislative proposals and the county’s $1.3B budget. Mitch continues to serve as a member of the Air Force Reserve.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism | University of Georgia | 2012 | Public Relations

Certificate | Webster University | 2014 | Government Contracting

Master of Arts | Webster University | 2015 | Procurement and Acquisitions

Of Note

Graduated Summa Cum Laude

Joint Service Commendation Medal

Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster

2015 Company Grade Officer of the Year, 27th Special Operations Mission Support Group

Research Interests

Mitch’s research interests lie in smart city initiatives to improve resource utilization and service delivery.