Vice President, Public Affairs
Michele Mitola is a public affairs and communications professional with over 20 years of experience working on issue advocacy campaigns at the federal, state and local levels.
Mrs. Mitola began her career in the New York State Senate in Albany and went on to spend over ten years working in Washington, DC for the U.S. Department of Labor, the Merit Systems Protection Board, and at Citizens for a Sound Economy, a leading grassroots advocacy organization, where she led successful issue advocacy campaigns on health care, tax, telecommunications and other economic policy and regulatory issues. Mrs. Mitola has lobbied and testified on policy issues, as well as submitted legal briefs and regulatory comments, before the courts, regulatory agencies, and on Capitol Hill, as well as in state capitals and before local town bodies across the nation. She also is an attorney and has been admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Prior to joining FSC, Mrs. Mitola served as a senior manager for issues management and public affairs at Philip Morris USA, where she was responsible for managing a network of public affairs professionals in all fifty states and for working with the company's senior management and government affairs professionals to develop policy positions and strategies for impacting the public policy issues facing the company.