DeAnne Smith Mitchell has been working at Convention Consultants (meeting and event planners) for the past 25 years. Her mother started the business in the 80s and she feels lucky to be a part of her mother’s business. In 2015, DeAnne bought Official Guides of Savannah (distributor of visitor information through brochure racks). She enjoys working at both businesses for different reasons, but mostly because she gets to work each day doing the work she loves. DeAnne has had the opportunity to sit on the board for other organizations in the past, including Blessed Sacrament School, Rotary Club of Savannah, and Savannah Country Day.
As a Junior League member, she has had many great experiences but her favorite position was being the 75th Anniversary Chairman. Her committee had a blast organizing events such as a fashion show and a reunion meeting for provisional classes. Her committee also spearheaded the endowment fund.