Kirk Mitchell

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Kirk Mitchell

Kirk Mitchell is the new Senior Program Manager for The Birmingham Promise. He runs the Internship Program and is establishing the Apprenticeship Program through partnerships in the public and private sectors. For the past 10 years, he has been the Director of the Corporate Work Study Program at Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School. As Director, he managed all work-study operations including overall policy, strategic planning, logistics, transportation, administration and budgeting initiatives. In this role, Kirk provided hundreds of high school students with their first job opportunity in corporate environments while also offering coaching, training and mentoring to enhance their experiences.

Kirk earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Jackson State University. He has extensive experience at the intersection of education, industry and organizational Leadership. He brings more than 20 years of management and administrative experience with Fortune 500 companies. He has extensive training and expertise in workforce development, project management, employee relations, human resources, asset management/protection, and profit & loss analysis.

In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for Black Warrior Riverkeeper, Kirk is also serving on the National Philanthropist Day Selection Committee for the Association of Fundraising Professionals Alabama Chapter.

A native of Memphis, Kirk has resided in Birmingham for more than 20 years. Kirk and his lovely wife Gaynell have been married for 20 years and he prides himself on being very family oriented. He also coaches basketball at Advent Episcopal School where his son Connor attends. During his spare time, Kirk enjoys road cycling, travelling and attending a variety of sporting events. However, just being “Dad” is his favorite pastime.

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