Dannis Mitchell is the diversity manager for Barton Malow Company. With more than 15 years of construction industry experience that focuses on business and workforce development, Mitchell is dedicated to driving growth within the industry while dissolving entrenched biases through targeted engagement initiatives.
Mitchell leads the company’s efforts in leveraging resources to increase capacity and utilization of targeted businesses and workforce candidates on construction projects. Additionally, Mitchell is responsible for building and managing relationships with key stakeholders including union representatives, community development organizations, educational institutions and corporate partners to connect contract bidding and talent engagement opportunities that support Barton Malow Company’s diversity program.
She continuously supports workforce recruitment efforts by serving as a resource for skilled trade apprenticeship programs. In 2016, Mitchell launched the Barton Malow Apprenticeship Expo, which educates the community on career opportunities in the construction industry, and the Barton Malow Boot Camp, a robust six-week workforce development skilled trades pre-apprentice program.