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federal official , investment company executive

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

child:
Bryan Powell

child:
Jeffrey Powell