Mary M. Mitchell

Regional Director Mary M. Mitchell

Mary M. Mitchell is the Regional Director of the Western Region. Ms. Mitchell began her BOP career in November 1989 as an administrative secretary at FPC Pensacola (FL). Subsequently, she served in positions of increasing responsibility, including Unit Secretary, Associate Warden's Secretary, and Accounting Technician at FCI Terminal Island (CA); Accounting Technician at FPC Eglin (FL); Budget Analyst at FCI Pekin (IL); Budget and Accounting Officer at FDC Miami (FL); Financial Manager at FCI Talladega (AL) and USP Pollock (LA); and Executive Assistant at USP Atlanta (GA). She was promoted to Executive Assistant for the Southeast Regional Office in March 2004, and later became Associate Warden at FCI Talladega (AL). In April 2007, Ms. Mitchell was selected as Warden over the medium security FCI and the satellite camp at FCC Coleman (FL); in October 2007, she assumed additional responsibility as Warden for the FCC's low security facility. In January 2009, she was selected as Warden for FCI Edgefield (SC); and in January 2011, she was selected as Senior Deputy Assistant Director for the Correctional Programs Division. Ms. Mitchell became the Assistant Director for the Industries, Education, & Vocational Training (IE&VT) Division in January 2012, and became the Regional Director for the Western Region on November 29, 2015.

Ms. Mitchell is a native of Pensacola, Florida and attended Pensacola Junior College. In addition, she completed the Harvard University Women of Power Program as well as the Dale Carnegie leadership program. In 2005, Ms. Mitchell received the U.S. Attorney General's Award for Excellence in Management and in 2007, Ms. Mitchell was selected New Warden of the Year. In January 2009, she joined the ranks of the Senior Executive Service.