I strongly believe in the old adage that leaders have the responsibility to “lift as you climb.” That’s why I’m especially grateful for the opportunity to be a part of BECA and work with likeminded and accomplished Black business leaders who are committed to driving collective action, accountability, and change in support of the next generation of Black leaders.

Kenny Mitchell

Global CMO, Levi Strauss & Co

Kenny Mitchell is the Global Chief Marketing Officer of the Levi’s® brand at Levi Strauss & Co. He spearheads the brand’s global marketing strategies, focused on building denim leadership equity, growing market share, and cementing its position as a lifestyle brand at the center of culture.

Over the course of his 20+ year career, Kenny has been recognized for his innovative leadership, including being named one of “The Most Creative People in Business” by Fast Company, Forbes CMO NEXT, AdWeek 50, Business Insider: 25 Most Innovative CMOs, and Campaign Power 100. Additionally, he has won numerous creative awards, including multiple Cannes Lions, film festival selections including Tribeca, and two Emmy nominations. Kenny is also a Member of the Board of Directors for e.l.f. Beauty.

Prior to joining Levi Strauss & Co., Kenny served as the Chief Marketing Officer of Snap Inc., the parent company of Snapchat, where he led the brand and business marketing efforts for Snap, with a focus on driving the growth of the global Snapchat community, as well as the base of advertising and developer partners. Kenny has also been an accomplished leader at McDonald’s U.S., Gatorade, and NASCAR, where he oversaw the marketing efforts related to key consumer touchpoints – creative, digital, design, retail, and experiential.

Kenny holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. He was inducted into Dartmouth’s Sports Hall of Fame as a member of the men’s basketball team. He and his wife, Heather, live in Los Angeles and have a daughter, Carter.

In the Press

Kenny Mitchell

Levi Strauss & Co. Appoints Kenny Mitchell as Chief Marketing Officer of the Levi’s® Brand