William Mutch, Principal of Mutch Government Relations, handles government relations issues at the local, State, and Federal levels.
Mutch has a strong track record of managing associations, winning candidate campaign and legislative issues, building effective grassroots programs, managing political action committees, fundraising strategies, and building/managing broad legislative coalitions.
Experience includes campaigns for state and federal offices and in roles organizing large statewide campaign efforts. As a lobbyist and association manager, Mutch has represented some of the largest companies, and legislative coalitions, both nationally and in Colorado. He has also organized successful statewide initiative campaigns and has broad experience counseling business clients, elected officials, and candidates on both legislative and media issues. Additionally, Mutch has worked in the capital markets and understands financial services issues from the standpoint of the private sector as someone who has raised alternative investment capital and structured municipal bond transactions.
His background includes experience with issues ranging from the Endangered Species Act, to foreign country representation, land use, education, non-profit management, international relations, financial services, home building, economic development, taxation, international trade, water/resources, and budget.
Mutch has more than 20 years of experience in government, legislative affairs, and public policy beginning at his home state with the Montana State Legislature where he worked for four legislators and lobbied for a pro-business organization while attending college. This early experience took him to Washington, D.C. where he worked for the United States Senate, two Colorado members of the U.S. House of Representatives, and as a lobbyist at the Federal level for the U.S. clothing industry and a combination of foreign country and U.S. multinational clients while directing the research efforts at an international consulting firm.
In Colorado, Mutch represented the Homebuilders Association of Metropolitan Denver in government relations, was the Government Affairs Director for the Colorado Association of Homebuilders, and was the chief legislative staff person for Colorado’s Senate President during two-sessions of the Colorado legislature. After his work for Colorado’s Senate President, Mutch served as chief executive of the pro-business organization Colorado Concern including responsibility for all direct advocacy/lobbying as well as managing teams of lobbyists and consultants, media relations, political fundraising, and management of the 100-member invitation only organization of Colorado’s top business executives. In the capital markets, he held the position of Vice President in the public finance investment banking division of Piper Jaffray & Co., where he was responsible for marketing to government, home builders and developers on real estate construction financing, and new municipal bond issues involving metropolitan districts and worked in wealth management for Morgan Stanley.
William has been involved in several community organizations where he serves on the board for Early Connections and was a volunteer tutor for Whiz Kids. He also served on committees for National Jewish Hospital, and on the Board of Directors for both Concerts for Kids and the Bridge Project.
Mutch holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Montana, and an M.P.A. from the George Washington University’s School of Business and Public Management. He was named to the first Colorado Statesman “50 for the Future” class.