CEO, RAYMOND F. KRAVIS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, WEST PALM BEACH
Mitchell, the only CEO the center has had since its completion in 1992, retires this year. With 200 full-time employees and 500 volunteers, the center offers a schedule of national and international artists and companies along with arts education programs, hosting more than 2.6 million students since its inception. She’s currently leading a $50-million campaign to support a redesign and facility expansion.
|EDUCATION||Abilene Christian University|
|PROFESSIONAL EVOLUTION||Over the years we’ve had hurricanes, labor issues and other crises. I’ve found that being orderly about tackling problems carries the day.|
|SOMETHING SURPRISING||I love skeet shooting.|
|ALTERNATE CAREER?||I’m very entrepreneurial, so I’m sure I would have started a business of my own.|
|FAVORITE VACATION||Ten days in the Galapagos Islands. The ability to get so close to the wildlife – because they don’t view us as predators there – was an amazing experience.|