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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​About Us​At Langhum Mitchell, we recognize no two clients are exactly alike. 

Which is why we work hard to approach each new relationship with a fresh perspective. That doesn't mean we leave our experience at the door. It means we give our clients the focused attention required to accurately assess their needs and then partner with them ​​to shape appropriate communications solutions. If you're looking for a firm that can help you break through the din of today's chaotic communications landscape, LMC can help. Our team of professional communicators is experienced at working on large and small projects in diverse markets across the globe. 

Our Team

Dwight Langhum, president and CEO

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In his current position as a communications counselor, Dwight Langhum b​rings clients nearly 30 years of communication​s experience, honed in both the public and private sectors. A professional communicator who sharpened his public relations skills in the intense cauldron of New York City politics, Langhum left a senior vice president position with Fenton Communications (a pioneering, cause-related marketing firm) to launch Langhum Mitchell Communications (LMC) in 1998. Since then, he has provided advice to the principals and senior staff of more than 200 clients.


As LMC president, Dwight consults with a diverse clientele on matters of communications, public affairs, social marketing, politics, and relationship building. His clients have included: major foundations, universities, and cutting-edge organizations. His expertise in strategic communications planning and counseling is, perhaps, his most valued asset. He and his firm have worked primarily with nonprofits, helping them tell their stories more effectively to achieve their stated goals. This work is often of the David vs. Goliath type and LMC  delivers significant results that help clients garner more resources and/or greater impact. 

LMC's international work includes helping to brand the Goldman Prize as the "Nobel Prize" of the grassroots environmental field; furthering the protection of cultural products in Jamaica; and developing and promoting cultural heritage tourism for South Africa. ​


Before striking out on his own, Langhum served as assistant press secretary to NYC Mayor David N. Dinkins. He also ran the public affairs offices of two of NYC's largest agencies—the Housing Authority and the Department of Transportation. Langhum has served in two different publishing capacities, first in Harcourt Brace Jovanovich's editorial department and later as vice president of communications/marketing for Castle Connolly Medical, a leading consumer healthcare publishing concern.


Dwight maintains an extensive network of elected/appointed officials, prominent business people, journalists, educators, nonprofit leaders, marketing, and public affairs professionals. When needed, he and his firm form strategic partnerships to ensure quality service.

Dwi​ght is a graduate of Pomona College and attended University of California Hastings Law School. He is married to Cheryl D. Fields and lives in Northern Virginia with their two school-aged children: Mandela and Indira.  


Cheryl D. Fields, executive vice president

Pics of Cheryl (2).jpgEquity, social justice and leadership are the primary threads Cheryl has used to weave a fulfilling career as a journalist and communications consultant. As a reporter, she covered business, politics and the arts before focusing on higher education. She came to Langhum Mitchell in 2001, having serv​ed for several years as executive editor of Black Issues in Higher Education magazine, where she shepherded the publication into the digital age and helped broaden the magazine's editorial scope to include higher education issues facing Latinos, Asians and Indigenous Americans.


Cheryl led Langhum Mitchell's work in education advocacy, leadership development and new media until 2011, when she took a hiatus to serve as managing editor at The Education Trust. She returned to Langhum Mitchell in 2013 and has since resumed her focus on education policy and leadership development. An accomplished editor, Cheryl heads the firm's editorial services unit, which among other 2015 highlights, received a 1st place award from the National Labor Communications Association for a video project LMC produced for one of our clients. Nationally, Cheryl is part of the leadership team for the Community Learning Exchange and is an active member of the Leadership Learning Community.


Cheryl is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and holds a master's in print journalism from the University of Southern California. She is an NABJ Scholarship recipient and received a post-graduate fellowship in media management and entrepreneurism at the Poynter Institute of Media Studies. Apart from her work at Langhum Mitchell, Cheryl is the proud co-parent of two amazing kids, co-leader of a Girl Scout troop, a robotics coach and an active board member at the United Christian Parish of Reston.


 

​Laura Hart, senior associate

Laura has worked as a communications professional for more than 20 years.  She served on the staff of Manhattan Borough President David N. Dinkins, was appointed deputy press secretary of his successful 1989 campaign for mayor of Laura Hart LMC Website Photo.jpgNew York City, and rose to senior positions in the Dinkins administration. As a press secretary and speechwriter, Laura served in City Hall and at city agencies addressing a range of issues, including human and civil rights, education, health, and housing. She was appointed media director of NY'92, the city's host committee for the 1992 Democratic National Convention, which launched Bill Clinton's successful campaign for the presidency. She has since worked on media and logistics for many national and local political campaigns as well as several DNC conventions.

After his tenure as the first African-American mayor of NYC, Dinkins invited Laura to become chief of staff of his office at the Columbia University School of International & Public Affairs, a role in which she also produced his radio show, "Dialogue with Dinkins," on WLIB.  In her role as senior associate at Langhum Mitchell Communications, Laura specializes in public policy and nonprofit communications.   

Laura is a graduate of New York University where she majored in Politics and minored in American History and Journalism. She also studied film theory at Columbia University and has continued her studies at Docs in Progress, a non-profit that supports documentary filmmakers (http://docsinprogress.org/). Her latest project, "Run DND," is a documentary about the Dinkins' campaign and administration.


 

Giselle N. Wynn, graphic designer​​

Giselle began working with Langhum Mitchell in June 2014, IMG_1122 (1).JPGwhere she provides ​graphic and design support for a variety of projects. Drawing is her lifelong passion, one which she has mastered and now integrates into her unique and custom graphics. 


Since graduating from Parsons The New School for Design in 2013, Giselle has worked for multiple clients and companies designing logos, a​ds, presentations, book covers and pursuing other graphic work. Alongside these pro-bono projects and paid commissions, she has labored steadily to build her professional reputation, honing business skills needed to form her own art and publishing studio: NINE TAILS. Her evenutal goals are to expand NINE TAILS into a full-service design studio recognized for its illustrative graphics, and to become a published author who can use her skills to help other emerging artists spread the art of storytelling through imagery and words.  





 

Langhum Mitchell Mourns Death of Co-Founder, Niki Mitchell

​​It is with heavy hearts that we announce the untimely death of our dear friend and co-founder, Nikita “Niki” J. Mitchell.

Niki was smart, passionate and deeply committed to the issues our firm believes in and the people for whom we fight.  We could always count on her keen political insight and tireless sense of humor to carry us through the ups and downs, curveballs, and mean-spiritedness that often accompany fighting "the good fight.” We will sorely miss her happy warrior attitude.

 

Our heartfelt condolences go out to her family and her extensive network of friends across the globe. 

(Nov. 4, 2015)