Colleen Richards Powell

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Colleen Richards Powell

COLLEEN RICHARDS POWELL oversees MFS’ diversity strategy, including related leadership training, strategic partnerships, education, employee benefits and talent management. She also directs the firm’s Corporate Citizenship program. Prior to joining MFS, Powell was the chief external relations and communications officer for the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority. Previously, she served as deputy director of Commonwealth Compact. She is a member of the Wellesley College business leadership council, and Bentley University’s Dean’s advisory council for arts and sciences. She also serves on the leadership council of the Posse Foundation, the Cradles to Crayons corporate advisory council, the Philanthropic advisory council for Healthcare for the Homeless, and the executive council of Partnership Inc. She began her career by serving on the Capitol Hill staff of Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Powell earned a BS from Wellesley College, and an MS from Harvard University.

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