Wess Mitchell

Mitchell co-founded CEPA in 2005 with its Chairman Larry Hirsch, and has played a critical role in the institute’s formulation and growth as a successful 501(c)(3) startup organization. As President and CEO, he has helped to build CEPA into the largest concentration of expertise on the Central European region in the United States, establishing effective strategic partnerships with transatlantic governments and universities and leading capital growth campaigns that have attracted funding from major corporate, foundation, and private sponsors. Under his tenure, CEPA has become one of Washington’s fastest growing think tanks with a wide following in senior policy circles in Europe and the United States. [+]