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A polished communicator specializing in high-level creative projects, Catherine Mitchell’s strengths include award-winning writing and editing, exceptional research and organizational skills, and the ability to mentor others.

With an array of tactical and strategic communications experience, including both traditional and new media, she provides significant insight into the communication and marketing challenges that organizations face today.

"Every project tells a story and makes the audience pause and give attention. The words and images ignite imaginations and inspire action. That's my goal for every client." -- Catherine

Core Competencies

Writing/editing/design: creative and accurate, imaginative and persuasive, my experience ranges across styles and platforms and includes publications, scripts, speeches, events, training, online/social media content, multimedia, film, and video.

Innovation: using best practices to improve communication processes, both internally and externally, my work has led to increased business opportunities and revenue streams.

Project management: implementing programs, producing deliverables, and evaluating outcomes, I keep the big picture and the details in focus.

Relationship building: listening, building relationships, and consulting skills are my keys to producing effective communications and ensuring cross-functional, interdisciplinary benefits.

Team building: developing staff, coaching, and mentoring form the foundation of my management style, which has consistently produced efficient and professional creative teams.


International Association of Business Communicators, Dallas Chapter

2014-2015 Board Member (President)

2013 Board Member (President-elect)

2011 Board Member (Communications Director)

2010 Volunteer, Editor (Download e-newlsetter)

Recent Projects

Work experience

Communications Consultant

Catherine Mitchell Communications

Provide communications services across traditional and new media for corporations, organizations, and agencies. Project highlights:

  • Created and delivered change management communications campaign for major manufacturer’s IT shared services initiative across five departments on two continents involving internal teams, internal and external customers, and executives; reported to VP Shared Services
  • Developed executive communications strategy and deliverables for IT Sales Team, resulting in alignment of messaging and branding that contributed to improved team results by empowering team members; reported to VP Sales
  • Defined, developed, and delivered communications strategies and deliverables for internal sales training, resulting in increased sales and employee retention rates; reported to VP Sales
  • Created content and managed online social media channels for retailer (blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest), growing social media community from zero to 2,000+; reported to President
  • Designed, managed content, and edited online professional journal for expert witnesses, working with highly qualified subject matter experts to convey technical material; reported to President

Communications Manager

Gerber Technologies, Inc.
  • Developed and executed marketing and communications plans, including international trade shows and user events.
  • Supervised creative team and vendors.
  • Worked with engineering, operations, sales, customer service, and customers on projects, including speeches, scripts, brochures, and case studies.
  • Developed two multimedia web sites and knowledge base for WebPDM.
  • Implemented a permission-based marketing campaign that served as a model for other corporate divisions.
  • Coordinated internal and external communications plans.

Internal Team Communications Manager

Lucent Technologies, Octel Network Services
  • Managed a variety of special projects for internal customers, including executives, operations, sales, account management, human resources, and customer service.
  • Edited multi-branded newsletter on voice messaging for more than 250,000 global customers.
  • Created a training module that became a new revenue stream.
  • Scripted and produced multimedia and video projects for internal and external audiences.
  • Supported national accounts, including Ameritech, Ford Motor Co., Johnson & Johnson, Texas Instruments, Bank of America, Raytheon, Eastman Kodak, and McDonalds.
  • Scripted sales tours of campus, including network operations center and call center.

Internal Communications Specialist

Voluntary Hospitals of America, Inc.
  • Edited internal and external publications, including newsletters, annual reports, and research studies.
  • Scripted multimedia and events, and produced CCTV.
  • Worked with VHA staff professionals and VHA members, including healthcare professionals from the nation’s leading nonprofit hospitals.
  • Increased member participation through targeted campaigns.

Regional Marketing Director/Special Projects

Alexander O'Neill Haas & Martin, Inc.
  • Developed and wrote case statements and collateral for campaigns for a wide variety of nonprofit organizations, including schools, hospitals, zoos, and museums.
  • Conducted communications audits.
  • Scripted and produced multimedia and events that ranged from intimate gatherings to public festivals.
  • Grew multimedia business into a revenue source.

Managing Editor

CableVision Magazine (International Thomson)
  • Supervised the editorial, production, and printing functions of a weekly trade publication.
  • Covered industry events and news.
  • Increased production efficiencies and decreased printer’s late penalties.
  • Increased coverage through stringer network.
  • Reduced staff turnover through developmental management techniques.

Director of Communications

Denver Chamber of Commerce
  • Supervised and coordinated the business organization’s member and public communications programs, including publications, multimedia, events, and special task force assignments.
  • Served as spokesperson and media liaison for 5,000-member organization.
  • Developed crisis communications plans.
  • Supervised PR and market research firms.
  • Developed new publications for member groups and established media task force.
  • Supported board initiatives, including airport expansion, major league baseball, and downtown revival.
  • Managed staff and volunteers, bringing new teams together for projects.



Internal Communications
Marketing Communications

Work Samples

IABC Dallas

As a volunteer for this professional organization, I have produced a number of materials to support the professional development event and member communications of the chapter.