Michael K. Powell

Michael K.
Vice Chair America's Promise Alliance; President and CEO, National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA)

The Honorable Michael K. Powell served as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission at a time of revolutionary change in technology and communications. He was appointed by President Clinton in 1997 and was designated Chairman by President Bush in 2001.

Powell previously served as the Chief of Staff of the Antitrust Division in the Department of Justice. 

Powell was an associate in the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers, he clerked for the Honorable Harry T. Edwards, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Powell graduated in 1985 from the College of William and Mary with a degree in Government. He earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

Powell is the President and CEO of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA). Prior to join NCTA Powell was a Senior Advisor of Providence Equity Partners. Powell serves on a number of non-profit boards, including the Mayo Clinic, the Aspen Institute and America’s Promise where he co-chairs Grad Nation, an effort to end the high school dropout crisis.

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