ASHOKA, Arlington, VA
Encore Fellow 2011
Dennis Powell was an Encore Fellow with Ashoka’s United States Program, primarily focused on media and strategic communications. After 30 years in broadcast news covering a wide variety of topics including the first Gulf War, 9/11, homeland security, Hurricane Katrina and the U.S. Supreme Court, Powell decided to leave the business he loved in search of a new career. He has been recognized for his work at ABC News by the National Academy of Arts and Sciences with two Emmy awards, by the University of Georgia with a George Foster Peabody Award and by the White House News Photographers Association. Ashoka is a global organization that identifies and invests in leading social entrepreneurs, individuals with innovative and practical ideas for improving the world’s most urgent social problems.