Vice President, Finance & Administration
Patricia Ellis Mitchell, started her career as an official court reporter for the District of Columbia Superior Court; later she transitioned to freelance reporting, including stints for the U.S. House of Representatives, which ultimately led to her becoming CEO of a full-service court reporting agency serving the legal community and providing closed captioning services for television and cable. She was a pioneer in closed captioning services in the Washington, D.C. area. Ms. Mitchell diverse business and corporate sector experience.
At Columbia Enterprises
, Ms. Mitchell serves as Director of Finance and Administration, as part of the senior management team, responsible for internal/external financial management and administrative functions. Her group directly supports the decision-making process and strategic focus of the company.
As a key member of the Executive Management team, Ms. Mitchell reports directly to the President, along with the Chief Operating Officer, and assumes a strategic role in the overall management of the company. Her primary role as Director of Finance and Administration requires her to have day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementation, management and control of all finance-related activities of the company.
Ms. Mitchell is active in her community as well as professional organizations, including Professional Women in Construction (PWC), Construction Financial Management Association, (CFMA) the National Association of Female Executives, former Chair of the Board of Directors of North Capitol Main Street, a small-business non-profit, and active-member of Leadership Greater Washington –’09. Past affiliations include membership in D.C. Building Industry Association, (DCBIA) and Associated Builders and Contractors, (ABC).
Ms. Mitchell has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management with a focus on Finance and Accounting. She is a native Texan and has resided in the Washington, D.C. area since 1986 with her family.