Tony Mitchell today joined The Chicago Council on Global Affairs as its first-ever vice president of communications. In this capacity, he helps position the organization for further growth by leading comprehensive communications strategies to enhance the local, national, regional and international reputation of The Chicago Council as a preeminent voice on global issues.
“Tony Mitchell is a tremendous addition to The Chicago Council,” said Ambassador Ivo H. Daalder, president of the Council. “His deep communications experience both in Washington and Chicago, and in both the public and private sectors, will help us further amplify the unique role the Council plays in advancing global policy discussions. As we look toward a significant expansion of the Council by its 100th anniversary in 2022, effective communications will be a key element of our growth.”
Mitchell has more than two decades of senior leadership experience driving communications and public relations strategies for a wide range of organizations – including American Express, Sallie Mae and Advocate Health Care. Most recently, he was vice president for communications at ComEd.
His communications background also includes stints in Washington, DC, where he served as deputy assistant secretary for public affairs to Secretary Jack Kemp at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and as deputy press secretary for President George H.W. Bush’s reelection campaign.
Mitchell earned a B.A. in English literature from Yale University.
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Laura Lucas Magnuson