World Affairs Council of Charlotte



World Affairs Council of Charlotte - Speaker Series (December 5, 2012)


Jonathan (Jon) Mitchell

Chief Operating Officer (COO), CARE USA



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Get an insider's look at how technology is unlocking the potential of the world's poorest communities. Technology that we take for granted, like a cell phone, brings opportunities for financial stability and inclusion, streamlined access to supply side producers, and an untapped market of literally millions of people in previously inaccessible parts of the world for many investors. As technology continues to shrink our world it will also usher in new, emerging markets of people who had been previously cut off from the global economy.


Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Venue: Westin Charlotte (601 S. College St.)

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Check-In & General Networking: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   

Presentation: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. 

Cost: $35 (WACC members) / $45 (Non-members) - Lunch included


RSVP online via PayPal or you may call 704-687-7762 for credit card payments over the phone. If you prefer sending a check, please make it payable to "World Affairs Council of Charlotte" and mail it to the following address:


World Affairs Council of Charlotte

UNC Charlotte - CHHS 227

9201 University City Blvd.

Charlotte, NC 28223


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Jonathan (Jon) Mitchell currently serves as CARE USA's Chief Operating Officer (COO) providing strategic-level direction, leadership and management for CARE. Jon, a 27-year veteran of CARE, recently served as CARE USA's senior vice president for global operations, where he worked closely with country and regional offices as well as the organization's humanitarian emergency and security teams.

Mitchell, who grew up in Kenya and has over 30 years experience in international relief and development, is a United Kingdom national with a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Surrey. He joined CARE in 1984 managing a water and sanitation project in Haiti and has served many roles since, directing country offices, regional offices and, more recently, CARE International's humanitarian emergency function based in Geneva. Mitchell has brought his focus on organizational development to many of his assignments.


Jon rejoined CARE USA as Senior Vice President for Global Operations in January 2011 and transitioned to the COO role effective August 2011.