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Michael Kevin Powell

Michael Kevin Powell, American investment company executive, former federal official. Recipient Freedom of Speech medal, Media Institute, 1999; Henry Crown fellow, Aspen Institute, 1999. Board visitors Georgetown University Law Center; board directors United States Telecomm. Training Institute; board trustees The Research and Development Corporation, The Aspen Institute.

Background

  • Powell, Michael Kevin was born on March 23, 1963 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. Son of Colin Luther and Alma Vivian (Johnson) Powell.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, College William and Mary, 1985. Juris Doctor, Georgetown University, 1993.

    Career

    • Policy advisory to assistant secretary for international security affairs United States Department Defense, Washington, 1988—1990. Law clerk to Honorary Harry T. Edwards United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia Circuit), 1993—1994. Associate O'Melveny & Myers LLP, 1994—1996.

      Chief of staff antitrust division United States Department Justice, Washington, 1996—1997. Commissioner Federal Communications Commission, 1997—2001, chairman, 2001—2005. Senior advisory Providence Equity Partners, since 2005.

      Chairman MK Powell Group, since 2005. Board directors ObjectVideo Inc., since 2005, Cisco Systems, Inc., since 2007, CMWare, Inc., since 2007, America Online Inc., since 2009. Cavalry platoon leader, troop executive United States Army, 1985-1988, Amberg, Germany.

    Membership

    Board visitors Georgetown University Law Center. Board directors United States Telecomm. Training Institute; board trustees The Research and Development Corporation, The Aspen Institute.

    Connections

    • Married Jane Knott; children: Bryan, Jeffrey.
    • father: Colin Luther Powell
    • mother: Alma Vivian (Johnson) Powell
    • spouse: Jane Knott
    • children: Bryan Powell
    • Jeffrey Powell
    Michael Kevin Powell
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    Born March 23, 1963
    (age 53)
    Nationality
    • 1985
      College William and Mary
    • 1993
      Georgetown University
    • 1988 - 1990
      Policy advisory to assistant, secretary for international security affairs United States Department Defense
      Washington, United States
    • 1993 - 1994
      law clerk, to Honorary Harry T. Edwards United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia Circuit)
    • 1994 - 1996
      associate, O'Melveny & Myers Limited Liability Partnership
    • 1996 - 1997
      chief of staff antitrust division United States Department Justice
      Washington, United States
    • 2005
      senior, advisory Providence Equity Partners
    • 2005
      chairman, MK Powell Group
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