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Bahamas Paradise appoints Palm Beach mover and shaker to new VP role

Anita Mitchell works closely with Bahamas Paradise CEO Oneil Khosa and Chief Commercial Officer Francis Riley
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line tapped Anita Mitchell as VP external affairs and new business development.

With more than 50 years of campaign and government experience, she has served in civic roles including on the boards of several local chambers of commerce and was named the first woman president of the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches and chair of the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame. She also chaired the Republican Party of Palm Beach County.

Moves in-house from consulting role

Mitchell has consulted with Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line over the past few years. In her new role she will oversee communication with local and federal government groups and elected officials, helping further the executive team’s relationships within the Palm Beach County community.

Mitchell works closely with CEO Oneil Khosa and Chief Commercial Officer Francis Riley. She is also tasked with helping foster new business opportunities and strengthening relationships as Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line relaunches post-pandemic.

Can-do attitude

'Anita is a very respected, well-known leader in the Palm Beach County community and her vast knowledge of the area, along with her unparalleled relationships, make her a phenomenal asset to our team,' Riley said. 'Anita’s head-on approach and can-do attitude are incomparable, which will certainly help us further enhance our relationships within the community and open up new avenues of growth for our brand.'

Mitchell joins after serving as president of Anita Mitchell Associates, now The Mitchell Group. She previously worked for Walt Disney World, the American Film Institute and Florida TaxWatch after starting her career in sales, public relations and radio in Brevard County, Florida.

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