Louis Mitchell - Treasurer

Following several years as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, Mitchell’s career began in 1958 as an Episcopal clergyman in rural New York and later Birmingham, Alabama.

While in the South, 1960-1965, Mitchell took leadership of several civil rights organizations including the Birmingham Council on Human Relations, the Florida Council on Human Relations and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

In 1965, Mitchell began work with the U.S. Peace Corps establishing the first program in the Leeward/Windward Islands in the Caribbean. He later became director of Talent Search and Associate Director for Administration.

Mitchell served as Peace Corps country director in Afghanistan from 1969 to 1972. He stayed in Afghanistan for an additional three years, 1972-1975 as management advisor to the Prime Ministry.

From 1975 to 1977 Mitchell was a management advisor to the Ministry of Manpower in Indonesia.

For the next 23 years, Mitchell worked as president and CEO of international development organizations TransCentury Corporation and Pact, Inc. where he did extensive work in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In 1990 Mitchell returned to work for Afghanistan by running a cross-border rural development and agriculture operation from Peshawar for several months, on a leave of absence from Pact.

He taught management and leadership of international nonprofit organizations as an adjunct professor in the graduate school at George Mason University for seven years.

Mitchell attended the Kent School in Connecticut and earned degrees from Columbia University, Virginia Seminary and the U.S. School of Naval Justice.

He is married with seven children and nine grandchildren.