Mar 03, 2016
Leslie Mitchell was unanimously reappointed by the Denver City Council to the City’s independent Audit Committee for a second term. “Ms. Mitchell has been such an intelligent, engaged member of the Audit Committee that it’s wonderful to have her on board for another term,” said Auditor Timothy M. O’Brien, CPA.
The Audit Committee is but one of the many civic ventures to which Leslie Mitchell, formerly president of FirstBank of Cherry Creek, devotes her time. She serves on the boards of AAA Colorado and the Emily Griffith Foundation, as well as on the State of Colorado Board of Mortgage Loan Originators. A passionate runner and a veteran of eight marathons, Ms. Mitchell coaches “Girls On The Run,” an after-school running program at Denver’s Schmitt elementary school.
“We are fortunate in Denver to have professionals like Leslie Mitchell – who was a Girl Scout Woman of Distinction and twice nominated for Colorado Outstanding Women in Business – volunteering to bring her wealth of knowledge and experience to improving the City,” praised Councilman Paul Lopez, chair of City Council’s Governance and Charter Review committee.
Ms. Mitchell also serves on the board of Rocky Mountain Road Runners and volunteers with Innovage. She holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Colorado, Denver.
“I’ve lived and worked in Denver for decades,” explained Ms. Mitchell. “I have a lot of experience in the financial world and have overseen dozens of audits in both a volunteer and professional capacity. It’s been rewarding to apply that experience to improving the City, which impacts so much of our quality of life.”