Melvin Mitchell joined the N.C. Board of Transportation in August 2020. He represents Division 4, which comprises Edgecombe, Halifax, Johnston, Nash, Wayne and Wilson counties.
Mitchell is the president of Melvin M. Mitchell Agency Inc., which is affiliated with Allstate Insurance Co. He serves on the Board of Commissioners for Nash UNC Health Care in Rocky Mount, is a founding partner and a member of the Board of Directors for Providence Bank in Rocky Mount, and is a past member of the First Carolina State Bank Board of Directors.
Mitchell is active with North End Missionary Baptist Church. He is a member of Alpha Omicron Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, and is the fraternity’s 41st Sixth District representative. He is a member of the N.C. Agriculture and Forestry Awareness Study Commission, and a member of the Fireman's Relief Fund Board.
A resident of Rocky Mount since 1974, he earned a business education degree from Fayetteville State University. He and his wife, Laura, have two daughters and three grandchildren.