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John Austin Powers

John Austin Powers, American alcoholic beverage company executive. Board directors Hospital; regent University Hartford; trustee Hartford Graduate Center, Business Advisory Council, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York; director San Francisco Ballet, 1975-1977. Served to Second lieutenant United States Army, 1944-1946. Member Connecticut Business and Industries Association (board directors).

Background

Powers, John Austin was born on October 24, 1926 in New York City. Son of Francis A. and Meta Marie (Touwsma) Powers.

Education

Bachelor, St. Peters College, 1950. Advanced Management Program, Harvard University, 1980.

Career

With McCann-Erickson, Inc., 1957-1973, chairman United Kingdom, 1967-1970, president Europe, 1967-1971, vice president international, 1968-1970, president United States of America, 1971-1973. Vice president Heublein, Inc., Farmington, Connecticut, 1973-1978, group executive wines group, 1975-1978, senior vice president alcoholic beverages, 1979-1981, president, chief executive officer, 1982-1986, chairman, chief executive officer, 1986-1987, chairman board, since 1987. Chairman, chief executive officer United Vintners, Inc., San Francisco, 1973-1978, senior vice president alcoholic beverages, 1978-1981.

Board directors Hartford National Corporation, Hartford Steam Boiler and Inspection Company, The Pillsbury Company. Deputy chairman Internat Distillers & Vintners, Ltd.

Membership

Board directors Hospital. Regent University Hartford. Trustee Hartford Graduate Center, Business Advisory Council, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York.

Director San Francisco Ballet, 1975-1977. Served to Second lieutenant United States Army, 1944-1946. Member Connecticut Business and Industries Association (board directors).

Clubs: Meadow (Southampton, New York ). Hartford Golf (West Hartford, Connecticut).

Connections

Married Eileen Herlihy, March 23, 1962. Children: Maribeth, John Austin, Jennifer, Cecilia.

father:
Francis A. Powers

mother:
Meta Marie (Touwsma) Powers

spouse:
Eileen Herlihy

child:
Maribeth Powers

child:
John Austin Powers

child:
Jennifer Powers

child:
Cecilia Powers