December 18, 2014

Barton Malow Hires Former National League of Cities, President James E. Mitchell, Jr.

Charlotte, NC – December 17, 2014 — Barton Malow Company is pleased to announce the addition of James E. Mitchell, Jr. as Business Development Manager.

James will create and lead business development activities for North and South Carolina. In addition to business development, James will be also responsible for minority-owned, woman-owned, and small business participation for construction projects.

James comes with a wealth of experience having served on the Charlotte City Council for 14 years where he was a strong advocate for public-private partnerships. He was instrumental in acquiring funding for upgrades to the Carolina Panthers’ stadium, securing funds for and relocating the new minor league Charlotte Knights’ BB&T baseball stadium, and obtaining rezoning to build Northlake Mall. James also championed the new Charlotte Inclusion program, which will increase competition in city contracting and procurement opportunities for Minority, Women, and Small Business Enterprises (MWSBEs).

In 2011, James was elected President of the National League of Cities (NLC). As president, he served as the spokesperson for all city and town elected officials in the United States. Mitchell is a graduate of the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government and Leadership Charlotte.

James has a proven track record of success both in North Carolina and all around the nation. We look forward to a bright future with James on our team and the impressive credentials that he brings!

About Barton Malow Company

Barton Malow Company provides construction management, design-build, program management, general contracting, technology and equipment installation services throughout North America. Leading the industry in building information modeling (BIM) and integrated project delivery (IPD), Engineering News-Record (ENR) consistently ranks the firm among top contractors. Barton Malow also recently partnered in the construction of BB&T Ballpark, Home of the Charlotte Knights, which was honored by ENR Southeast as Best Sports Project in 2014. Since opening day, this 10,000-seat stadium has been drawing record numbers of fans and families from all around the region! Celebrating our 90th anniversary in 2014, Barton Malow is an American-owned firm that has a staff of over 1,600 in 12 offices and is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan. Annual firm revenues exceed $1 billion. Barton Malow is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information visit or follow the firm on Twitter