Howard County (MD) Chamber Names impactHR’s Kelly Mitchell “Businessperson of the Year”

Mitchell, Founder and Principal of impactHR, honored as part of the Howard County Chamber’s annual Signature Event (September 9, 2023) featuring the Chamber’s Awards for Chamber Excellence

July 25, 2023, Columbia, MD – Kelly Mitchell, Founder and Principal of impactHR, LLC, a full-service human resources management and advisory firm, has been named “Businessperson of the Year” for 2023 by the Howard County (MD) Chamber of Commerce.

Mitchell’s award is part of the Howard County Chamber’s annual Signature Event (to be held September 9 at the Maryland Jockey Club at Laurel Park), which features the Awards for Chamber Excellence (ACE). The ACE awards are presented to deserving Chamber members (businesses and individuals) who have made an outstanding contribution to their fields; achieved extraordinary success; or have improved the business community in general.

“I’m truly grateful to be named Businessperson of the Year by the Howard County Chamber” said Mitchell. “Above all, this honor is rooted in the wonderful people I’m fortunate to have in my life. I’m thankful first to my family, and to our impactHR clients, partners, friends and my incredible, dynamic impactHR team.”

Mitchell has served previously as a Howard County Chamber Board Member and continues to be an active general member of the Chamber. She also chaired the Chamber’s planning committee for its 2023 Women’s Leadership Conference and has served on this committee over the past several years, helping to formulate the conference’s annual program and speakers.

Mitchell’s leadership in business and in her community has earned her numerous honors and awards over the course of her career. Last March, Mitchell was named one of “Maryland’s Top 100 Women” for 2023 by the Maryland Daily Record. The Maryland Daily Record launched “Maryland’s Top 100 Women” in 1996 to recognize outstanding achievements by women demonstrated through professional accomplishments, community leadership and mentoring.

In addition, Mitchell last October received a 2022 Torch Award for Ethics by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Greater Maryland – the BBB’s most prestigious business award. impactHR, under Mitchell’s leadership, has long maintained an A+ rated accreditation with the BBB of Greater Maryland.

The Asian American Chamber of Commerce (AACC), last May 2022, also named Mitchell and impactHR an awardee for its 2022 Jewels of Asia Gala. The AACC’s award recognized Mitchell ‘s efforts leading impactHR’s commitment to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion resulting in notable success, partnerships, and positive collaboration.

Mitchell was also named one of “Maryland’s Top 100 Women” in 2019 by the Maryland Daily Record. She also received a “2018 Mid-Atlantic Women’s Leadership Award” winner by CEO Report and a 2017 “Top 100 MBE Winner” by the Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council.

Mitchell is an HR professional with more than 25 years of experience, providing expertise and services to an array of organizations. Her certified skills and experience include assessment of the HR infrastructure and the establishment or enhancement of the HR function. Mitchell holds a BS in Psychology from Towson University and a MS in Human Resources Management from Widener University.

Under Mitchell’s leadership, impactHR continues its sustained growth path, providing a suite of strategic HR solutions to companies and organizations in the Baltimore-Washington corridor, the mid-Atlantic region and across the United States.

About impactHR:
impactHR, LLC, founded in 2006, is a woman-owned business that provides human resources and business solutions for companies and organizations across industry sectors to maximize the performance of their people, HR processes and technology. impactHR’s mission is to partner with its clients to improve their business performance through effective management of their HR function. For more information about impactHR, visit:

Media Contact:
Ken Berlack
impactHR, LLC