As the Director of Communications and Congressional Relations, Ms. Mamie Bittner oversees agency communications, including the flow of information between the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) and Congress; communication with external organizations and the press; and internal communications. She is responsible for ensuring timely and accurate communication with congressional offices, including development of congressional testimony, reporting requirements, briefings, correspondence management and legislative analysis. She is also responsible for all press relations, external and internal websites, and internal communications initiatives.
Before joining the AOC in 2014, Ms. Bittner was Director of Communications and Government Affairs for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) where she oversaw public and legislative affairs, special events, media relations, publications, strategic planning, new media and the web.
Her achievements at IMLS include working with Congress, other federal agencies and external organizations to engineer the consolidation of federal library, museum and statistical programs. She led six presidentially appointed IMLS directors through Senate confirmation. She coordinated the development of agency budgets, presented them to the Office of Management and Budget and prepared the IMLS director for congressional hearings and media appearances. She produced special White House events including the annual presentation of the National Medals for Museum and Library Service. She created messaging for the agency's web and social media, strategic plans, congressional budget justifications and performance reports. She also established the IMLS office of research and statistics.
Ms. Bittner is a senior fellow for the Partnership for Public Service. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Fairfield University and a Master of Arts degree in education from The George Washington University.