Etteinne (ET) Mitchell portrait

Etteinne (ET) Mitchell

Legislative Affairs

ET Mitchell was elected as a Craven County Commissioner in November, 2018; she had previously served on the New Bern Board of Aldermen.  Since retiring from Washington, DC to North Carolina in 2009, ET and her husband, retired CEO W.G. Champion Mitchell, have been active in philanthropic, political  and civic issues: UNC’s Lineberger Cancer Research Center and improving cancer treatment in Eastern North Carolina have been their most recent  concerns.  Earlier, ET had directed a $28 million renovation of a large ENC public housing development, the largest renovation project of that kind in North Carolina to date.

ET Mitchell was commissioned in 1981 as a USN  Intelligence Officer at Aviation Officer Candidate School, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, following her graduation Magna Cum Laude from the University of the South at Sewanee, TN.  Her two-decade career in the Intelligence Community included almost ten years Active Duty with deployments to Japan and the Indian Ocean; Federal Service with the Defense Intelligence Agency and the Joint Staff, J2; USN Reserve Duty, and recall to Active Duty during the first Iraq war. 

As the daughter of a career USAF pilot, and via her own career, ET has been stationed at, or deployed to, military facilities in Washington DC, California, Okinawa, Diego Garcia, the Philippines, the Baltic States, Virginia, Georgia, Mississippi, Florida, Colorado and New Mexico.

Additional Boards or Offices held:

  • Chair, Transformation Venture Capital


  • NC Veterans Affairs Commission
  • New Bern Board of Alderman
  • Chair, Board of Commissioners, New Bern Housing Authority
  • Craven Community College Foundation
  • Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Twin Rivers YMCA
  • Board of Directors, New Bern Preservation Foundation