The VIPP Report: Louisville native Alan “AP” Powell returns to his hometown and uses the city as a model for one of the most talked about forums in the U.S.

 

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RENOWNED STRATEGIC CONSULTANT AND ENTREPRENEUR RETURNS TO HIS HOMETOWN OF LOUISVILLE, KY TO BRING ONE OF THE MOST TALKED ABOUT FORUMS IN THE U.S. THAT BRIDGES COMMUNITIES 

(Louisville, KY) Kentucky native Alan “AP” Powell defied all of the odds and become an executive in the realm of sports and entertainment. Powell grew up in West Louisville and attended Butler High School.   After graduating he attended College of Coastal Georgia for Physical Education where he played basketball.   Alan was recently honored by becoming an Ambassador of for his alma mater, College of Coastal Georgia. AP went on to pursue his bachelor’s degree and basketball scholarship from Missouri Valley College. After college, AP enlisted in the United States Army where he served for 3 years and was honored by playing on the All-Army Basketball Team.   Since leaving college and the Army, AP has become one of the nation’s foremost authorities on multicultural content and leveraging brand connections with multicultural audiences. AP started his career in the independent film and music business. Later, AP became Vice President at The Firm – a premiere entertainment management company in Beverly Hills. AP is currently Chairman and CEO of AP & Associates, LLC, which he found in 2004 to find a diverse approach between entertainment and corporate America.

The firm works with NASCAR, Diageo, Harley-Davidson, Coca-Cola, University of Phoenix, Telemundo, Comedy Central and Miller-Coors. Alan and his company have become one of the nation’s foremost authorities on multicultural content and leveraging brand connections with multicultural audiences.

AP also found the Checkered Flag Run Foundation in 2011, who’s mission is “investing in education to ensure every student & veteran gets to cross the finish line.” AP also currently serves as an advisory board member for the City of Phoenix Aviation Board, 8th District African-American Advisory Council, 7th Congressional District Congressman, Ruben Gallego’s Veterans Advisory Council and the Phoenix Military Veterans Commission.

Alan “AP” Powell says “Business is important to me but giving back to the community is my passion. My goal is to make an impact on giving more kids access to quality education and on helping Veterans be successful after their service to our country. I grew up in West Louisville and I worked hard to fulfill my dreams and now I feel It’s vital for me to make opportunities for others so they can achieve. I have a philosophy that I live by and that’s “turning contacts into contracts.   I’m trying to show others how to use the resources they have before them.”

Powell will be in Louisville on October 28th at the Hyatt Regency for The Bridge Forum in Louisville (http://www.thebridgeforum.com) for an exclusive panel of Police Chiefs participating in a forum “Connecting Community Engagement with Police Professionalism.” This invitation-only forum seeks solutions and best practices from our nation’s top law enforcement professionals. Across the nation, we have seen the outcomes of officer – involved shootings and subsequently community protest. These incidents have sparked a national debate about the state of police relations.

The forum, founded by Powell will discuss best practices in community engagement that may be used as a new foundation for increased understanding and improved relations. We will explore conscious and unconscious biases that contribute to the dynamics of community engagement and perceptions and behavioral shifts in the community.

Powell says “With the recent violence and tense relationship between law enforcement and the community I decided to implement this forum to do more than discuss the problem but create solutions. I decided to take a proactive approach on this issue like I have in business career.     My goals is to get the right people in the room that can create change.  Louisville will be one of the models for this program that Nielsen and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund support. This will be one of many events and/or programs we hope to bring to my hometown in the next year.”

If you would like to setup an interview with Alan “AP” Powell please contact Sherlene Shanklin, VIPP Communications at sshanklin@vippcommunications.com.

To learn more about Alan “AP” Powell & AP & Associates go to http://www.apandassociates.com.

 

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