Mitch is Afton’s foremost data expert, leading data analytics and financial modeling for school systems, state education agencies, early childhood agencies, and social impact investors around the country. Over Mitch’s 10+ years at Afton, he has conducted groundbreaking school funding formula studies, guided dozens of school systems on financial sustainability plans, developed early childhood cost models, and impacted both early childhood and K12 education funding policy with analytics that reveal equity and adequacy opportunities.
Highlights of Mitch’s client engagements include the creation of an early childhood equity and access tool for the State of Illinois, a school funding study for the Oklahoma Statewide Virtual Charter School Board, a Uniform Per Student Funding Formula (UPSFF) Study for the Deputy Mayor of Education in Washington, DC, and analytics that propelled a change to the Chicago Public Schools’ school funding formula. Mitch has also led financial and technical support capacities for multiple school districts across the state of Texas as they planned to scale blended learning models across their network.
Before joining Afton, Mitch was a senior financial analyst at Allstate Insurance Co., supporting Encompass Insurance, a property and casualty insurance subsidiary, on its finance and strategy team.
Mitch earned his BS in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s College of Business and is a CFA Charterholder.