Trade Association: Council of Public Relations Firms (CPRF)
Company: Mitchell Communications Group & Dentsu Aegis Public Relations Network
Job Title: CEO
2 North College Avenue
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Elise Mitchell is one of the nation’s top strategic communications and public relations professionals. Her entrepreneurial spirit and passion have helped her build a successful business, Mitchell Communications Group, which is the 2012 Holmes Report Small Agency of the Year, the 2011 PR Week Small Agency of the Year, the 2011 Inc. And one of the Women Presidents’ Organization’s 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies in North America. Elise was also named the 2011 Outstanding Entrepreneur by the National Association for Female Executives. Her company’s portfolio of clients includes a “who’s who” of iconic global brands including: Walmart, Sam’s Club, Procter & Gamble, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Tyson Foods, J.B. Hunt Transport Inc., Southwestern Energy and others.
Over the past 15 years, Elise has expanded the company’s capabilities and established a team of communications experts across the country serving clients in the retail, food, travel and tourism, energy and transportation sectors. Under her leadership, the company has grown exponentially – more than 400% in the past four years – to become a Top 50 national PR firm. Prior to founding Mitchell Communications, Elise worked on both the agency and corporate sides of the business including positions as: the top public relations executive for Promus Hotel Corporation; a vice president at Sossaman, Bateman, McCuddy; and assistant director of public relations at Walker & Associates. Elise is a frequent writer and guest speaker on topics such as: the expanding impact of strategic communications on the bottom line, leadership in complex times, igniting workplace culture, and the entrepreneurial experience.