Who We Are

Clinton W. Mitchell, Esq., President & CEO

Clinton Mitchell is an experienced attorney, educator, motivational speaker, and community leader. Clinton’s primary areas of expertise include branding, social media, legal consulting, education and sports & entertainment.

Prior to forming Diplomatic Enterprises, Clinton served as Chief Legal Officer for Imagine Not Knowing (INK) Sports Management group, Director & Lead Teacher for the Center for Legal and Public Affairs Magnet program at Miami Carol City Senior High School, and an Assistant State’s Attorney (ASA) for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, the second largest State’s Attorney’s Office in the United States. While serving in these positions, Clinton gained significant experience in marketing, branding, public relations, litigation and a host of other practice areas. In addition to holding these positions, in his spare time, Clinton is also a highly regarded speechwriter and engages in motivational speaking, with topics directed primarily toward youth and young adults.

Clinton is a member of the State Bar of Illinois. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from The Florida State University and a Juris Doctorate from The Howard University School of Law. He is a member of the 2014 Florida State University class of “Thirty Under 30” Award winners, an annual award given to FSU’s young alumni in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments. He’s also the author of “Follow Your Dreams & Change Your Life”.

Piper C. Mitchell, Principal/Chief Operations Officer

Piper Mitchell is an experienced attorney who is extremely well-versed in the intricacies of sports, entertainment, higher education and business law. As a legal professional, Piper has worked on a number of matters related to licensing and sponsorship deals, legal compliance, policy development and formation, program development, complex investigations, brand marketing and management, and contract formation and negotiation.

Piper’s primary areas of expertise include collegiate athletics management, higher education administration and operations, sponsorship development and sponsor engagement, crisis management, public relations, and legal and business consulting.

Throughout her professional career, Piper has served as Senior Associate Director of Intercollegiate Athletics for a NCAA Division I MEAC institution, university in-house counsel, counsel for a leading provider of conventions, meetings, sports, entertainment and special events for a major metropolitan city and Senior Legal Advisor for a sports management firm. Piper has also worked for the National Football League and the District of Columbia Sports and Entertainment Commission.

Piper is a member of both the State Bar of North Carolina and the Bar of the District of Columbia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University, a Juris Doctorate from The Howard University School of Law and a Master’s Degree in Sports Industry Management from Georgetown University.

Keenan Davis, Senior Advisor

Keenan Davis serves as a Senior Advisor to the Diplomatic Enterprises team. He’s currently the Vice President of Partnerships for Portmont College – a joint venture between MyCollege Foundation and Mount St. Mary’s College in LA. He formerly served as the Founder and Managing Partner of 75 South Management Group specializing in client management for professional athletes and coaches. Keenan brings a wealth of expertise in the arenas of sports management, brand management and marketing, and organizational leadership and effectiveness.

With nearly 15 years of strategic and tactical deliverables, Keenan lists career experiences in operations, communications and business development with iconic brands such as the Chicago Bulls and the National Football League Headquarters. His international responsibilities as an executive with the NFL Office in Frankfurt, Germany allowed him to gain a unique global perspective in cause marketing and corporate strategy. Professionally, he has generated over $6 million in corporate partnerships and been involved with a 3-year fundraising venture that exceeded $90 million in international development initiatives.

Keenan has served as a guest lecturer for global leadership courses at NYU and Cornell University, respectively. In 2004, he was nominated to serve on the inaugural 11-member diversity council for the National Football League from 2004-2007. Keenan has an undergraduate degree from LSU, a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Regis University in Denver, Colorado and is currently working on a doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University.

Alexa Lightbourne, Vice President of Government Relations

As the Vice President of Government Relations at Diplomatic Enterprises, LLC, Alexa Lightbourne brings a wealth of experience in business development, campaign management, political consulting and entertainment.

Alexa is a former marketing consultant for a London-based record company. Her experience with running her own production company and executing festivals and concerts for Grammy award-winning artists speaks volumes about her experience in entertainment.

Alexa’s experience in working on a wide array of both public and private political campaigns has taken her across the globe to Bermuda, Antigua, and the United States, among other locales. Alexa’s experience working in field operations and communications gives her a competitive edge in executing “winning strategies”.

Notably, Alexa has served as Assistant Campaign Director for the Labour Party in Bermuda and also cut her teeth in President Obama’s 2012 campaign by serving as key contributor in the battleground state of Florida opening numerous offices and helping canvas, train volunteers, manage neighborhood teams and register voters in the South Florida. Alexa was a key part of the success of the Labour Party in the Antigua and Barbuda 2014 election.

Alexa holds a degree in International Relations, Politics & Business from the Queen Mary, University of London (UK) and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Westminster (UK).

About Us

Each day, our mission is to serve our clients, help them solve their toughest problems and make them the best in their respective fields.

We take that mission to heart, we pride ourselves on excellence and we utilize our dynamic experience to optimize our clients’ brand, solidify their company’s place in the world and put a smile on their faces.

Get In Touch

12805 Rustic Rock Lane

North Bethesda, MD 20705

Phone: 240.390.6190

Email: info@diplomaticenterprises.com