Amy K. Mitchell brings extensive national security and defense experience to the firm, having advised three Secretaries of Defense and several large defense contractors. Her unique understanding of U.S. national security and foreign policy interests provides companies with high-level insights and strategic advice. Previously, Ms. Mitchell served as the Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor for the Office of Global Women’s Issues at the State Department, where she advised the Department’s senior leadership on strategic diplomatic initiatives, including the implementation of the U.S. Women, Peace, and Security agenda and women’s economic empowerment, specifically in the Indo-Pacific region. She represented the office in interagency policy processes, bilateral and multilateral diplomatic engagements, and drove implementation of key policy decisions on China, Sudan, Sri Lanka, and other priority contexts. A member of the Senior Executive Service, she was the Special Assistant to Secretary of Defense, General James Mattis. She advised the Secretary on public diplomacy and advanced the Department’s critical mission by forging international partnerships and oversaw all high-level engagements and events. She was awarded the Distinguished Public Service Medal for her service, the Department’s highest civilian honor.