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El Paso Branch Board of Directors

Kari Mitchell

Chair and Chief Executive Officer
Las Cruces Machine Manufacturing and Engineering Co.
Las Cruces, New Mexico

Kari MitchellKari Mitchell joined the El Paso Branch board in 2023.

Mitchell is chair and CEO of Las Cruces Machine Manufacturing and Engineering Co. She is currently secretary of the board and past chair of the investment committee for the Citizens Bank of Las Cruces Board of Directors.

She was previously vice chair of the New Mexico State University Board of Regents and vice chair of the board at Advance Care Hospital of Southern New Mexico.

Mitchell was appointed to the New Mexico Loan Association and is a board member of Spirit of Elijah Ministries. She was a founding board member of the New Mexico partnership and founded the Southern New Mexico Regional Educational initiative.

She co-founded and scaled New Mexico’s first early college high school. She was also a founder and executive board member for community impact organization Bridge of Southern New Mexico. Mitchell was previously board chair at Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance and past board member of the Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce.

Mitchell has a bachelor’s degree from Adams State University and an MBA from University of Houston-Clear Lake.