Ari Mittleman, over the course of more than eight years, has held various senior roles with Pennsylvania’s highly respected, senior Senator Bob Casey, Jr. Upon Ari’s departure from this position, Senator Casey stated, “From day one, Ari was a critical member of my 2006 election team.”
Using skills perfected on the American campaign trail, JDS graduate, Ari now assists international clients with best practices for engaging key American stakeholders to run the most effective campaigns. Congressional foreign policy leaders and international reporters regularly seek his counsel. Ari has built deep personal and professional relationships with business, government and community leaders across the United States.
Ari is self-taught and conversant in Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian. He has a deep understanding of the Balkan reconstruction and reconciliation process having lived and worked in the region. Ari credits the JDS for developing his facility with language skills.
He graduated Cum Laude, with Honors from the George Washington University, subsequently obtaining a Masters in Public Administration from the Fels Institute of Government of the University of Pennsylvania. He was founding Board Chairman of the award-winning St. Bernard Project in Chalmette, Louisiana, a non-profit disaster relief organization.