DETROIT – The Michigan Chronicle honored CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Detroit member Dannis Mitchell with a 2015 Women of Excellence Award March 27.
Women of Excellence Awards are presented to “remarkable, local, African-American women who inspire others through their vision and leadership.” Awards went to 55 women from the region who have been championing economic empowerment and diversity, supporting religious and educational organizations, and serving the public through politics and community service. Founded in 1936, the Michigan Chronicle is one of the country’s oldest African American newspapers.
Mitchell is the diversity manager for Barton Malow Company, one of Michigan’s largest full-service construction companies. She’s responsible for driving strategies that leverage the inclusion of underrepresented businesses and a multicultural workforce in Barton Malow’s commercial construction projects. Prior to her role as diversity manager, Mitchell was responsible for the development of proposals and marketing strategies for projects up to $500M.
Mitchell earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan and is a certified Construction Industry Technician (CIT). She has been a member of CREW Detroit since 2010 and has served as its Communications Committee Chair and Foundation Liaison.
Colleagues at Barton Malow also recently nominated Mitchell for the Ben C. Maibach III Impact Award, which recognizes the men and women of Barton Malow who have made a significant impact in the workplace, in the lives of others and within their communities.