Chance Mitchell co-founded the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce with Justin Nelson in November 2002.
Prior to launching the NGLCC, Chance provided information technology assistance and litigation management services to one of the nation's top law firms. His former projects encompass some of the largest cases in the country.
Apart from the legal arena, Chance served as an executive for a global business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce company where he coordinated e-business initiatives, managed client relationships and developed strategic marketing plans. In addition, Chance developed e-business strategies that targeted niche industries, while focusing on customer acquisition, retention, and branding in order to maintain a strong competitive advantage.
Chance is dedicated to increasing access to capital, resources and economic opportunity for the LGBT community. He believes that the creation of the NGLCC was the next logical step in the quest for equal rights. For his work in doing so, he, along with Justin, was named in December 2002 to the "Top 100 Greatest Gay Success Stories of 2002" by OUT Magazine.
His entrepreneurial spirit and strong business and technology skills bring an integral component to the NGLCC as he continues to expand opportunities for the LGBT community, while providing activism through economics.
Chance holds a BA in Finance from Texas Christian University and a MS in Information and Telecommunications Systems for Business from the Johns Hopkins University.