LeeAnn Mitchell joined MCA in February 2006 to assist with membership acquisition and retention, after spending 23 years in the newspaper industry where she headed up marketing, circulation, advertising, and events departments for companies including USA Today, The New York Times, The Chicago Sun-Times, the DoD’s Stars and Stripes, and the Omaha World-Herald. While working as the Marketing and Circulation Director for Montgomery Newspapers, LeeAnn was responsible for managing Philadelphia’s “Baby & Toddler Expo” which had over 25,000 people attend over a 3-day period.
Her experience as a consultant for digital publications assisted with the selection and introduction of electronic editions of Leatherneck and the Marine Corps Gazette for our MCA members.
In January 2007, LeeAnn also became the Marketing and Sponsorship/Events Director for MCA, which included overseeing the first MCA Annual Dinner whose speaker was Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, three annual awards dinners, and she also helped launch the first Combat Development Dinner in coordination with MCCDC.
Due to her extensive experience in fundraising for Newspaper in Education programs and also her experience with the University of College Office of Annual Giving, in 2009, LeeAnn assumed responsibilities for helping to kick-off the Marine Corps Association Foundation, where she directs the development activities and Foundation event programs.
A native of Iowa, LeeAnn is a graduate of the University of Arizona, Tucson, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration.