Erick Mitchell, George Mason University

Erick Mitchell provides guidance and leadership to executives in various industries through his consulting firm CP Strategies, and has previously been a member of leadership teams in the higher education and government sector.

He has an Executive MBA from Howard University, is a Certified Mediator and a Certified Diversity Professional (CDP) with over 10 years of experience training, developing marketing campaigns, representing organizations at industry related events, developing strategic partnerships with community based organizations, and establishing policies, procedures and protocols to foster diverse and inclusive working environments.

Erick's love affair with golf began at 11 years old, where he had some early success in local junior tournaments in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. He later advanced to the national level, competing in tournaments through the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) and winning the National Minority Junior Golf Championship one year. Erick received several college golf scholarships to play at Florida A&M University, including one through the Bill Dickey Scholarship Association. The late Bill Dickey, a family friend and pioneer in advancing minorities and women in the golf world, was instrumental in Erick's early golf career. Erick played golf for several years at Florida A&M University and eventually tried his hand in several mini tour events, as well as U.S. Open and Monday qualifiers. His love for the game has continued over the years, as he has informally introduced and taught dozens of Washington, D.C. area youth, college students, and friends how to play the game. 

He is also involved in national growth of the game efforts through programs such as The First Tee. His Business in Golf initiative, endorsed by the World Golf Foundation and sponsored by Topgolf, has introduced and engaged hundreds of diverse students and alumni from colleges across the country to the sport.