Jack Powell, Jr.

Jack Powell, Jr. has more than 30 years of writing and communications experience with energy, industrial and technology companies.

Jack launched The WritingWorks in 2004, providing writing and strategic communications services to a range of clients. That includes speeches, position papers, annual reports, strategic plans, counseling, marketing literature, Web content and internal publications.

Previously, Jack had been manager of financial communications for Wisconsin Energy Corporation from 2002 to 2004, with responsibility for quarterly earnings, annual reports, annual meetings and executive speechwriting. His speeches covered energy policy, financial performance and the company's Power the Future plan, a $2.5 billion program to add natural gas and coal-based electric generation.

After six years as a newspaper reporter and editor, Jack began his public relations career in 1977 as an account executive for Marcon Communications in Westport, Connecticut. From 1979 to 1981, he was a senior public relations representative for GAF Corporation in New York City.

In 1981, Jack joined TRW Inc., a global high technology company based in Cleveland, Ohio, as manager of public relations. He also was manager of editorial services for the company's Space & Defense Sector and manager of executive communications for corporate staff. He left TRW in 1996 to become director of public relations for Symbol Technologies, a world leader in laser bar code scanning.

From 1998 to 2000, he was director of corporate communications for Stone & Webster, a 110 year-old engineering and construction company in Boston. Jack served as director of executive communications from 2000 to 2002 for Litton Industries, a major defense contractor and shipbuilder based in Woodland Hills, California.

Jack has a BA in Journalism from the University of Bridgeport. He has taken courses in international business at Cleveland State University and the University of California at Los Angeles.