John L. Mitchell, Sr.
About John Mitchell, Sr.
With over 45 years in the automobile business, John L. Mitchell, Sr., serves as President of Mitchell Automotive Group. His leadership style takes on a family feel, and as a result, employees exhibit loyalty and pride in their work.
This loyalty and strong work ethic has led to multiple President’s Awards from Nissan, Mazda, Lincoln-Mercury and Toyota. John was also awarded the Time Magazine Quality Dealer Award for Alabama and has served on the National Dealer Advisory Board. He is a long time member of the Automobile Dealer Association of Alabama, where he served on the Board of Directors for seven years and Chairman for one of those years. Through this association, he is on the Board of Trustees and served as President for two years for the Worker’s Compensation Self-Insurance Fund. He served on the Regional Dealer Board for Mazda and the Southeast Toyota Distributor Dealer Council, as well as serving two terms on the Nissan National Dealer Advisory Board.
As a Vietnam veteran, John actively supports his local military through Fort Rucker’s chapter of the Association of United States Army. As a member for over 15 years, he served on the Board of Directors for 5 years. John also sits on the Military Stability Foundation Board for the state of Alabama as well as the Board of Directors/Executive Committee for the Army Aviation Museum Foundation.
Recognizing the importance of community to the success of his business, he devotes time to serving the needs of the Wiregrass area. In the past, he enjoyed sitting on the Board of Trustees for the Coffee County United Way and the Wiregrass United Way. He has been a member of the Chamber of Commerce for over 25 years and is a past chairman. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for Trinity Bank and the Board of Trustees for both Enterprise Medical Center and Enterprise State Community College Foundation. He and his businesses have been corporate sponsors of the F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Buddy Walk and local performing arts. He is also an active member of First Baptist Church.
John Mitchell leads by example and his employees understand how important it is to give back to the community. Through this leadership, his businesses have seen great success and continue to serve the area well with quality products, excellent customer service and a solid commitment to the community.