Denise E. Mitchell has joined the Washington, D.C. Chapter of NECA as director.
Mitchell has experience both in the labor sector as well as the association world. She served as executive director of the Howard University Medical Alumni Association, labor relations and compliance programs manager with DC Water and senior labor relations officer at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).
With WMATA, Mitchell performed a wide array of duties including negotiating collective bargaining agreements as well as litigating highly complex final and binding contract interpretation and disciplinary cases before tri-partite arbitration boards as first chair. She interacted with tradespeople covering all aspects of construction work.
At NECA, Mitchell works closely with Executive Director Andrew Porter to improve employee communications, build relationships with NECA members and IBEW leadership, as well as participates in trust funds operations and more.
“The Association is thrilled to have Denise on board,” said Porter. “We are convinced she has all the qualities to help keep NECA in the forefront of the construction industry field.”
Mitchell earned her law degree in Employment and Labor Law from Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C. and undergraduate degree in Education and Industrial Psychology from the State University of New York–New Paltz. She is a certified Human Resources Professional, a designation of SPHR from the Society of Human Resources Management, a Certified Public Manager through the Metropolitan Council of Governments Executive Leadership Program at George Washington University and a certified EEO investigator.
“NECA is an incredible organization. I’m on cloud nine having been selected for this incredible career opportunity,” said Mitchell.