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James Lester Powell

James Lester Powell, American Construction Executive. Presently Senior Project Manager at North East Independent School District Construction Management Department (Construction Bond Program).


  • Powell, James Lester was born on July 4, 1955 in Laredo, Texas, United States. Son of William Richard Powell, Jr. and Barbara Jean (Tucker) Powell.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Building Contruction., Texas Agricultural & Mechanical University, 1978.


    • Project Manager/Superintendent/Estimator Workman Corporation, Laredo, Texas, 1978-1980.

      Owner/Manager Powell Construction Company, San Antonio & Laredo, Texas, 1980-2001.

      Owner Powell Construction Services, San Antonio, Texas, 2001-2008.

      Senior Project Manager, North East Independent School District, San Antonio, Texas, 2008-Present.

    Major achievements

    • Member/President, Laredo A&M Club, Laredo, Texas, 1979-1996

      Board of Directors, Jalapeno Festival, Laredo, Texas, 1982-1989

      President, Jalapeno Festival, Laredo, Texas, 1988

      Board of Directors, Washington Birthday Celebration, Laredo, Texas, 1984-Present

      Matias De Llano Award Recipient, Washington Birthday Celebration, Laredo, Texas, 1988

      President, Washington Birthday Celebration, Laredo, Texas, 1994

      Founding Member, Laredo Daybreak Rotary Club, Laredo, Texas, 1984-1996

      Member, Laredo Chamber of Commerce, 1982-1996

      Board of Directors, First Federal Savings and Loan, Laredo, Texas, 1985-1989

      Member/President Elect, Laredo Builder Association, Laredo, Texas, 1993-1996

      Member, San Antonio A&M Club, San Antonio, Texas, 1997-Present

      Member, Board of Adjustment, Shavano Park Building Committee, Shavano Park, Texas, 2007-2012


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Board directors Jalapeño Festival, Laredo, 1984-1986, Washington's Birthday Celebration, Laredo, since 1984 (Matias De Llano Senior award 1988). Member Laredo Chamber of Commerce, Daybreak Rotary.


    • Married Josephine Marie Peña, February 9, 1979. Children: Marcia Anne, James Lester, Jr., Emily Kathleen.
    • father: William Richard Powell, Jr.
    • mother: Barbara Jean (Tucker) Powell
    • spouse: Josephine Marie (Peña) Powell
    • children: Marcia Anne (Powell) Turner
    • James Lester Powell, Jr.
    • Emily Kathleen Powell
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    Born July 4, 1955
    (age 62)
    • September 1, 1973 - May, 1978
      Texas A&m University
      College Station, Texas, United States
    • 1978 - 1980
      Project Manager/Superintendent/Estimator, Workman Corporation
      Laredo, Texas, United States
    • 1980 - 2001
      Owner/Manager, Powell Contruction Company
    • 2001 - 2008
      Owner, Powell Construction Services
      San Antonio, Texas, United States
    • 2008 - present
      Senior Project Manager, North East Independent School District-Construction Mngmnt
      San Antonio, Texas, United States