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Andrew Mitzel to lead Boise State’s government relations

Andrew Mitzel, government relations director, Hue Herrick photo

Andrew Mitzel has joined Boise State as director of government relations.

Most recently, Mitzel served as a senior advisor to Idaho Governor Brad Little. During his tenure, Mitzel advised the governor and chief of staff on all areas of local, state and national politics; served as a policy advisor assigned to transportation, tax and real estate; reviewed and processed all legislative bills with the governor and chief of staff; and was charged with overseeing the 2020 Idaho Census Committee.

Prior to his time in the governor’s office, Mitzel served as deputy campaign manager and field director for Governor Little, political director for the Idaho Association of Realtors, and staff assistant for U.S. Senator Mike Crapo. Mitzel is a two-time Boise State alumnus receiving a master’s degree in community and regional planning and a bachelor’s degree in history.

“The last two years have demonstrated the importance of relationship-building in the Idaho Statehouse and among our elected officials,” said Marlene Tromp, Boise State president. “Andrew is a dynamic leader with expertise in Idaho politics and government relations, and he is well-positioned to strategically guide the university in these areas and advance the work of his predecessor Roger Brown, who recently transitioned to the division of research and economic development. I am grateful to Roger for working in this role over the last six years and I look forward to seeing him help us cultivate and build upon our community partnerships.”