President
Mitchell Historic Properties

 

Grant Mitchell is president of The Mitchell Family Corporation, which manages the assets of George and Cynthia Mitchell and their family, including Mitchell Historic Properties. The youngest of Cynthia and George Mitchell’s ten children, his fascination with Galveston’s history sparked a documentary project on the hurricane that devastated Galveston on Sept. 8, 1900. Grant wrote, co-directed, and produced “The Great Storm,” a multi-image show on the 1900 Storm, which has shown daily at the Pier 21 Theater since 1993. More recently, he has been actively involved with the company’s effort to rehabilitate its historic buildings flooded by Hurricane Ike, which struck Galveston on Sept. 13, 2008.

 

Prior to stepping into leading roles within the Mitchell family organization in 2006, he worked in entertainment. Based in Los Angeles, he wrote, directed, shot, edited and/or produced both documentary and dramatic productions for film and television.
 
Grant graduated from the University of Texas with a bachelor’s degree in Radio, Television and Film and from the American Film Institute’s graduate program in Directing.
 
He sits on the board of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands and is vice president of The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation.