After a two-year hiatus, lobbyist William Mutch is back at the state Capitol and becoming reacquainted with friends and associates in the political, business and governmental communities. With 15 years of experience in government, legislative affairs, and public policy, Mutch is now the principal in his own firm called Morgan Douglas Mutch & Associates, Inc.
Mutch began his career in public affairs at the Montana State Legislature where he worked for four-legislators and also lobbied for a pro-business organization while attending college. This early experience took him to Washington, D.C. where he worked for the United States Senate, two Colorado members of the U.S. House of Representatives, and as a lobbyist at the federal level for the U.S. clothing industry and a combination of foreign country and U.S. multinational clients while directing the research efforts at an international consulting firm.
In Colorado, Mutch represented the Homebuilders Association of Metropolitan Denver in government relations, was the Government Affairs Director for the Colorado Association of Homebuilders, and was the chief legislative staff person for Colorado’s Senate President during two-sessions of the Colorado legislature.
Most recently, Mutch directed the business organization Colorado Concern for three-years including responsibility for all direct advocacy, media relations, political fundraising, and management of the 100-member invitation only organization of Colorado’s top business executives. He still has the ear of Denver businessman Larry Mizel, former chairman of the organization and one of the largest home builders in the country.
Mutch also held the position of Vice President in the public finance investment banking division of Piper Jaffray & Co., where he was responsible for marketing to government, home builders and developers on real estate construction financing, and new municipal bond issues involving metropolitan districts.
His government relations issues range from international trade, Colorado budget and tax policies, general business, land-use, real estate, construction defects, urban renewal, water policy, and economic development. He also served with the Billings, Montana based Big Sky Economic Development Authority where he worked on economic development incentives including tax-increment financing and the development of a business-park.
Mutch is also involved in a number of community organizations where he serves as a volunteer tutor for Whiz Kids, on two committees for National Jewish Hospital, and on the board of directors for both Concerts for Kids and the Bridge Project.
Mutch holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Montana, and an M.P.A. from the George Washington University’s School of Business and Public Management. He also holds the FINRA series 7 and 63 securities licenses. He and his daughter Emma reside in Denver, CO. He was also part of the first Colorado Statesman “50 for the Future” class.