WorkMatters selects Elise Mitchell, Mike Roetzel as new board members

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Non-profit WorkMatters announced the addition of two new directors – Elise Mitchell, CEO of Mitchell Communications, and Tyson Foods exec Mike Roetzel – effective in later September.

"We are honored to have these leaders of faith, integrity and marketplace leadership join our growing WorkMatters board,” David Roth, president of WorkMatters, says. “Both Elise and Mike have a real heart for seeing people in the workplace better understand how they can take their Sunday faith into their Monday work. In addition, they are highly respected professionals that believe strongly in leadership, integrity and God."

Mitchell is founder and CEO of Mitchell Communications, represents global brands such as Walmart, Sam’s Club, Procter & Gamble and Hilton Hotels & Resorts. Mitchell received a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Abilene Christian University and a master’s degree in public relations from the University of Memphis.  

“It’s been a blessing to be involved in WorkMatters through the years, and I believe wholeheartedly in its mission to close the gap between faith and work,” Mitchell said. “I am also intrigued and encouraged by the expanding vision of WorkMatters to touch even more leaders in the future.” 

Roetzel oversees operation services at Tyson Foods Inc., which includes such functions as food and worker safety, environmental stewardship and compliance, information systems, purchasing, distribution, animal well-being, aviation and corporate services.

He began his career with Tyson Foods in 1986 as the controller for the transportation and warehousing division. Soon after, Roetzel was named director of sales accounting and has held numerous leadership positions with Tyson Foods, including director of transportation, vice president of commodity purchasing, and finally, senior vice president of purchasing, which is the role he held from 2008 through 2013.

Roetzel is a Springdale native and earned his bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Arkansas.  

“I have been a leader in our Tyson Foods WorkMatters Leadership Work Studies for several sessions now,” Roetzel said. “Being involved with fellow team members in the workplace has been an eye-opening experience to see in very real and close up terms how impactful these studies can be.”