Phone Number: (713) 489-9724


Completed Engagement – The Episcopal Diocese of Texas and the Episcopal Health Foundation – Chief Financial Officer

March 3, 2020

Linda Riley Mitchell has been named the new Chief Financial Officer for the Episcopal Diocese of Texas and the Episcopal Health Foundation. Mitchell succeeds Robert J. Biehl, who served as CFO and Treasurer for 16 years.

Mitchell was most recently employed with the Chicago Housing Authority as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, overseeing the overall financial management of the $1 billion governmental corporation, which also administers $44 million of education and employment programs for 138,000 low-income residents. Formerly, Mitchell served as CFO of the $10 billion Illinois State Board of Education and Vice President of Finance Services for the Tribune Company, a $5 billion media company spanning broadcasting, publishing and education businesses. Between 1990 and 1995, Mitchell was CFO for the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority where she presided over a $1.6 billion capital plan for the expansion of McCormick Place and the development of Navy Pier, now, the most popular tourist attraction in Illinois with more than eight million visitors annually.

Episcopal Diocese of Texas ( is one of the largest dioceses in The Episcopal Church consisting of 153 congregations and more than 78,000 members. With a diverse community of Christian believers across 57 counties, in the eastern and central region of Texas, the Diocese of Texas is one of 110 dioceses within The Episcopal Church and is an active member of the global Anglican Communion.

The search was completed by Namrata Banga and David Deaton, Allen Austin partner.