From 2016 to 2018, Mitch served as Executive Director of the Association of California Symphony Orchestras
. He was previously the vice president of membership & COO at Chorus America, the national advocacy, research, and leadership development organization for choruses, choral leaders, and singers. He led the operations of the organization including financial management, membership, communications, and human resources. He also served as the director of the Local Arts Advancement Department at Americans for the Arts, where he guided a team of professionals serving and advancing the nation’s 5,000 local arts agencies. Mitch was the senior director of grants and programs at the Arizona Commission on the Arts, where he administered a portfolio of more than 300 grantees from all artistic disciplines, with budgets ranging from $1,000 to more than $25 million.