Carrie A. Mitchell is an award-winning media, marketing and integrated communications executive with 15+ years of global experience in developing brands, campaigns and content for leading travel, hospitality, lifestyle, and media companies. She is also a writer, author, speaker, and podcast host on travel and culture - her favorite subjects - that have brought her to over forty countries along the way. For more visit her Linkedin.
Carrie’s leadership roles have included Head of Communications at Bartle Bogle Hegarty, Director of Public Relations & Communications at Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Board of Directors at Rodeo Drive, Director of Marketing at Strategic Hospitality Group, and collaborations with Condé Nast, Hearst, Four Seasons Hotels, Mariott Hotels, Airbnb, WeWork, Forbes, Zeno Group, PRCO, Wolfgang Puck, Moët Hennessy, Tiffany & Co, Canadian Tourism Commission and Discover America. Currently she consults through her business Sonder Communications.
As a multimedia journalist, she covers culture, travel and media for various lifestyle publications, syndicated news segments, and hosts the Suitcase Sojourn podcast. Her writing, photography and videos have been featured by media outlets across North America and Europe, including the LA Times, CN Traveler, Vogue, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, BlackBook Magazine, Haute Living Magazine and Sloane Magazine. She was the lead content creator for the award-winning ‘Summer Festival Tour’ program in partnership with Destination Canada and The New Yorker, won the Travel + Leisure SMITTY award for best overall use of hotel social media, helped produce the documentary ‘Oye Cuba’ shot on location in Havana, and wrote a children’s travel book dedicated to her niece & nephew titled “To Be We: The Adventures of Owen and Lucy”. She frequently speaks on travel, hospitality, culture, as well as interviewing women in leadership which she did most recently at the WeWork Global Summit in Los Angeles.
Carrie is also the co-owner of a hospitality & retail brand Wild West Home which will soon include B&B properties Wild West Home Colorado and Wild West Home California.
Raised between Alberta and Colorado, Carrie moved to New York City in 2000 after graduating from the University of British Columbia for an internship at Seventeen Magazine, and was hooked on her beloved adopted city. Travel, culture and media are the predominant focus of her work and writing, and while she has travelled extensively and spent time residing in NYC, Vancouver, Toronto, and Paris for various projects, she is currently based in Los Angeles.