At-Large Member 2020-2022
As the first African American President of the Junior League of Montgomery (JLM), Mitzi Cole has worked to promote diversity and inclusion in her League with her powerful combination of extensive leadership experience and human resources expertise. Mitzi’s unwavering commitment to her various efforts is reflected in the success of each endeavor she leads. Her dynamic and forward-thinking leadership style stems from a background of involvement with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (AKA), Society for Human Resource Management, and the Ivy Foundation of Montgomery, Alabama.
As President for JLM, Mitzi established a Diversity and Inclusion Ad Hoc Committee, helping to further the League’s progress in promoting member diversity. Mitzi’s League has benefited from her valuable set of technical skills which have boosted the League’s online presence and internal communications. Under her administration, the League’s website was re-skinned, Sustainer Facebook pages were created, and the newsletter was switched to an online format.
Mitzi has been actively involved in AKA since 1997. She began her work with the organization as a Graduate Advisor, which lead to multiple roles including Marketing Chair of the Special Projects Committee, Nominating Committee Chair and Chapter Vice President. In her role as Recording Secretary, her efforts helped win the Jean Tolbert Newsletter Award for three consecutive years. Mitzi continues her long career of involvement with AKA as the General Member Liaison for the South Eastern Region.
Mitzi is the Human Resources Administrator at the Southern Poverty Law Center. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from University of Wisconsin - Madison and a Master of Science in Human Resource Management from Troy University - Montgomery.