Denise E. Mitchell Named Executive Director of Washington, D.C. Chapter of NECA

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Denise E. Mitchell has been named Executive Director of the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). She replaces retiring executive director, Andrew Porter, who will stay on until the end of the year.

“Our members have helped build our nation’s capital – one of the most beautifully lit cities in the world – from monuments to ballparks, government offices to campuses and public spaces, entire building updates to small contract jobs,”

Denise E. Mitchell has been named Executive Director of the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). She replaces retiring executive director, Andrew Porter, who will stay on until the end of the year.

Mitchell has extensive experience both in the labor sector as well as the association world. She served as executive director of the Howard University Medical Alumni Association, labor relations and compliance programs manager with DC Water and senior labor relations officer at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).

In her new role as executive director, Mitchell will serve as spokesperson for the electrical contracting industry in the Washington, D.C. area. Through her leadership, she will strive to improve communications within the trade and also build relationships with NECA members and leadership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 26. Mitchell will also serve as an advisor to the trustees of The Electrical Alliance, the Labor Management Cooperative Committee (LMCC) between NECA’s D.C. Chapter and IBEW Local 26.

“We are pleased to continue working with Denise, and our partners at NECA D.C., to advance the electrical industry and accomplish joint goals for the betterment of both our organizations,” said George Hogan, business manager of IBEW Local 26.

Mitchell earned her law degree in Employment and Labor Law from Howard University School of Law and undergraduate degree in Education and Industrial Psychology from the State University of New York–New Paltz. She is a certified Human Resources Professional, a designation of SPHR from the Society of Human Resources Management; a Certified Public Manager through the Metropolitan Council of Governments Executive Leadership Program at George Washington University and a certified EEO investigator.

“Our members have helped build our nation’s capital – one of the most beautifully lit cities in the world – from monuments to ballparks, government offices to campuses and public spaces, entire building updates to small contract jobs,” said Mitchell. She added, “I’m excited to cooperatively lead our industry forward – here in the D.C. area, harness new electrical technologies and expand our membership of electrical contractors and their skilled workforces.”

The Electrical Alliance is a cooperative effort between the Washington, D.C. Chapter of National Electrical Contractors Association and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 26.

About The Electrical Alliance
The Electrical Alliance is a cooperative effort between electrical contractors and skilled craftsmen to provide quality products and services to customers and to set the standard for efficiency and productivity within the electrical industry. It is jointly sponsored by the Washington, D.C. Chapter of National Electrical Contractors Association and IBEW Local 26. To learn more, visit http://www.electricalalliance.org/news-press or follow the Electrical Alliance on Twitter @dcelec_alliance.

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