Powell joined the Houston Dynamo in 2006 and oversees key revenue-generating areas of the business, including sponsorship and tickets sales. His MLS career dates back to 1997. He played an integral role in designing and selling many of the sponsorship and premium seat assets included in the new BBVA Compass Stadium, opened in 2012.
Prior to entering professional sports, Powell enjoyed a successful career in broadcasting as an on-air personality and as a general manager, including serving as the youngest general manager of a large market station in Arizona.
Powell’s extensive career in sports began in 1992 with Wichita Wings of the Major Indoor Soccer League and the National Professional Soccer League. Powell was later named General Manager of the Tampa Bay Terror before joining MLS with the Tampa Bay Mutiny.
During Powell’s time as VP of Sales in Tampa, his department was nominated for Sales Team of the Year in 1998 after leading the league in new season ticket sales. Powell also created and launched the now famous “Kicks for Kids” program, and he was nominated for Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal’s “Best Forty under Forty” honor.
After serving a two-year stint as Chief Operating Officer and VP of Marketing of the World Indoor Soccer League, Powell joined Hibernian Football Club of the Scottish Premier League and served as commercial director for two years. Powell returned to MLS in 2003 to lead the sales charge of the San Jose Earthquakes and followed this success with a spell with the New York New Jersey MetroStars before joining the Dynamo in 2006.
Powell holds both US and UK citizenship and lives in Pearland with wife April and sons Thomas and Brendan.