Rita P. Mitchell is an “overcomer.” In a career spanning nearly four decades, she has navigated countless roadblocks and conquered numerous obstacles to accomplish her personal and professional goals in the very competitive financial services industry. Before retiring in early 2018, Rita served as Executive Vice President and Manager of Private Client Services for Middle Tennessee, First Tennessee Bank. Rita previously served as president of her own insurance and securities brokerage firm, Mitchell Financial, Inc., and she has spoken on the TEDx stage, and been a frequent contributor to Black Enterprise magazine. She was the first-ever recipient of First Horizon’s 2018 Inclusion & Diversity Leader’s Award.
Rita recently wrote the Amazon best-seller Own Your Phenomenal Self, a guide to empower young career women to achieve their desired success. In addition, Rita is a certified John C. Maxwell Coach, Trainer, and Speaker. Currently she serves on the boards of YWCA USA and Cheekwood, is Treasurer of Nashville, Education, Community, and Arts Television (NECAT), and Chair of YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee.
Rita resides in Nashville, Tenn., and enjoys writing, cooking, and traveling with the love of her life, Fulton, and their daughter, Brittany. You can learn more about Rita on her website, get monthly updates on her blog, and follow her day-to-day on Twitter and Instagram.