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Charles ‘Skip’ Stitt


Charles "Skip" Stitt is a principal at Faegre Drinker Consulting, where he works with government clients to implement labor-management reforms designed to empower workers, reduce costs and improve public services. He also advises state and local governments on strategies for public-private partnerships.

Before joining Faegre Drinker, Stitt worked for over 20 years in senior-level positions in strategic consulting, with a Fortune 500 firm, and in government. He spent five years with the city of Indianapolis, including serving as senior deputy mayor and chief operating officer under then-Mayor Stephen Goldsmith. He holds a law degree from the University of Illinois.

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