Eric D. Schmutz

Eric D. Schmutz, principal at Chamber Hill Strategies, is a 20-year veteran of Washington policy and politics, having served as a senior policy aide on Capitol Hill and in the administration and election campaign of President George W. Bush.

Eric most recently served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director for U.S. Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (R-KS), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and a former member of the House Republican leadership.

In that role, Eric focused on tax policy issues, as well as oversight of health care, technology, energy and transportation issues, and worked closely with Members of Congress, House leadership and staff. He also advised Congresswoman Jenkins during her two terms as Vice-Chairwoman of the House Republican Conference.

Eric previously served for nearly seven years in President George W. Bush’s administration, as Director of Legislative Affairs for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and also as a special assistant for external and intergovernmental affairs at the U.S. Department of the Interior. Eric was a member of the political staff for the 2000 Bush-Cheney Presidential campaign in Austin, Texas.

In addition, Eric worked as Legislative Director for former U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA). He began in his career in Washington as a legislative assistant for U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) during his first term in the House of Representatives after working on his 1996 election campaign.

Eric earned his undergraduate degree from Kansas State University with a B.S. in political science and received an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland.