Rhett Butler

Director of Foundation Relations

Rhett Butler is the Director of Foundation Relations for the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Before joining the Mercatus Center, Rhett started and grew a consultancy that served nonprofit and foundation clients. Prior to consulting, he led national policy initiatives for the White House, the U.S. Secretary of Labor, a U.S. senator, and two U.S. congressmen. Rhett earned a master’s degree with honors from Johns Hopkins University, studied national security strategy at the U.S. Naval War College, and earned a bachelor’s degree from the Pennsylvania State University.