Eileen Mitchell

President / AT&T Illinois

Eileen Mitchell is president of AT&T Illinois with responsibility for the AT&T’s public policy, philanthropy and community relations initiatives throughout the state.
Mitchell first joined AT&T in 2003 and, as Vice President – External Affairs, successfully led initiatives to modernize telecommunications policy in Illinois and served as lead strategist for successful AT&T initiatives in other states.

In 2018, Mitchell led development of Believe Chicago®, the company’s employee-informed initiative designed to help residents and lift Chicago south and west side neighborhoods impacted by gun violence and high unemployment through AT&T hiring, mentoring, internships and philanthropy to more than 100 organizations helping residents. This work was a model for the corporation’s national community engagement initiative, AT&T BelievesSM.

Mitchell departed the company for public service to serve as chief of staff to the Mayor of Chicago (2015-2016). As a volunteer in 2017, Mitchell worked with the Archdiocese of Chicago helping the Cardinal develop the Office of Violence Prevention. She rejoined AT&T in May 2017.
Mitchell serves on the Board of Directors of the Economic Club of Chicago, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Chicago Urban League, Skills for Chicagoland’s Future and Loyola University. She is a trustee of the Civic Federation, a member of the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club and serves on the advisory board for Misericordia.

Born and raised in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, she is a graduate of Loyola University. Mitchell and her husband, Jim, are the proud parents of three children and reside in Chicago.

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