As Executive Vice President of Federal Government Affairs and Head of Comcast NBCUniversal’s Washington, DC office, Mitch Rose oversees the company’s interactions with Congress and the Administration and manages the Legislative Affairs, Regulatory and Public Policy teams.
Prior to joining Comcast NBCUniversal, Rose represented a variety of entertainment, telecommunications and other clients as the founder of Mitch Rose Strategic Consulting LLC.
Before establishing his own business, Rose was Vice President, Government Relations for The Walt Disney Company. At Disney, he advanced the company’s interests in Washington on issues such as piracy of intellectual property, broadcast ownership caps, and government regulation of broadcast and cable content.
Prior to joining Disney, Rose spent over 13 years on Capitol Hill. From 1997 to 2000, he was Chief of Staff to Senator Ted Stevens (R – Alaska), then-Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations. He served as the Senator’s principal liaison with the Commerce Committee on all telecommunications and transportation issues and his chief advisor on political matters.
Rose was a key senate staff member in the revision of the Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act, which for the first time enabled satellite carriers to offer local broadcast stations as a means to compete with incumbent providers. He also was instrumental in drafting the Wendell H. Ford National Air Transportation System Improvement Act of 1998 and worked on the Internet Tax Freedom Act, among other important pieces of legislation.
Rose assumed the communications portfolio for Senator Stevens immediately following enactment of the 1996 Telecommunications Act and worked with Members, staff and the Federal Communications Commission to smooth its implementation.
Prior to joining Stevens’ staff as press secretary in 1991, Rose was a legislative aide for Congressman Don Young (R – Alaska) and began his career on Capitol Hill working for former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (R – Kansas) as a press aide.
Rose earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the Washington College of Law at American University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington in Seattle.