Alan “AP” Powell is a Gulf War Veteran, Serial Entrepreneur, and a renowned Strategic Consultant developing strategic relationships for Fortune 500 companies. AP has diverse industry experience and has worked with companies like NASCAR, Diageo, Harley-Davidson, Coca-Cola, University of Phoenix, and Miller-Coors.
AP has become one of the nation’s foremost authorities on multicultural content and leveraging brand connections with multicultural audiences. AP quickly became recognized for being in music after creating the largest deal in Texas history. Later, he became Vice President of Business Development at The Firm – a premiere entertainment management company in Beverly Hills. While at The Firm, AP continued to develop industry contacts that he continues to leverage to open up doors for him in Corporate America today. AP’s unique talent to merge contact needs with client opportunities led to A-list prospect deals.
AP then founded the Checkered Flag Run Foundation in 2011, to help Veterans and Children cross the finish line. The foundation engages in several non-traditional programs including Arizona Gospel Invitational, HeroZona and Celebrate Arizona. These sponsored events help raise funds to support Phoenix Tools 4 School, The Bridge Forum and Veteran’s Reach to Teach programs. From AP’s efforts as a Corporate Citizen and Philanthropy, he was recognized as the Arizona Black Chamber’s 2016 Corporate Star Award and 2017 Arizona MLK “Living the Dream” Award respectively.