Dr. Jeanette Mitchell

Dr. Jeanette Mitchell, or Dr. J, as she prefers to be called, is one busy woman. She is the founder of the African American Leadership Alliance of Milwaukee, an initiative addressing the development and sustainability of Black leadership throughout Milwaukee. She is also the Chief Creative Officer of Leadership by Dr. Jeanette, a consultancy focused on engaging in creative partnerships to direct, design and manage leadership development programs throughout the Greater Milwaukee community. Dr. J previously served as Program Director for the Cardinal Stritch University Leadership Center which she co-founded. She was the first education program officer at Bader Philanthropies, a role she held for eight years.

Her work of passion and purpose followed a 30-year career in the corporate sector, where she held senior management positions at Ameritech formerly SBC and AT&T. Dr. J also served as an elected representative on the City of Milwaukee School Board for eight years including three terms as president. Somewhere along the line, she found time to raise three accomplished daughters. Dr. J enjoys reading murder mysteries and traveling, though it’s difficult to imagine when she has time for such leisurely pursuits.