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Construction executive

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.


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.


  • 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


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.

William Richard Powell, Jr.

Barbara Jean (Tucker) Powell

Josephine Marie (Peña) Powell

Marcia Anne (Powell) Turner

James Lester Powell, Jr.

Emily Kathleen Powell