Alan “AP” Powell
- Founding Chairman
- Chairman & CEO, AP & Associates LLC
Alan “AP” Powell is a Gulf War Veteran, Serial Entrepreneur, and a renowned Strategic Consultant developing strategic relationships for Fortune 500 companies. AP’s business philosophy has been “turning contacts into contracts” and it has become the standard for all of his companies and investments. AP has diverse industry experience and has worked with companies like NASCAR, Diageo, Harley-Davidson, Coca-Cola, University of Phoenix, and Miller-Coors. After pursuing his bachelor’s degree from Missouri Valley College, AP has become one of the nation’s foremost authorities on multicultural content and leveraging brand connections with multicultural audiences. AP exited the military to start a career in the independent film and music business. He quickly became recognized for being a music mogul after creating the largest deal in Texas history with T-Town Records (Dallas) and Universal Music Group. AP was also co-executive producer of independent films and soundtracks for project titles Bullethead and JackedUp. 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 including relationships with Barry Siegel, entertainment executive, Boris Kodjoe, actor/model, Tyrese Gibson, actor/model, and Bill Bellamy, actor/comedian. AP’s unique talent to merge contact needs with client opportunities led to A-list prospect deals, and eventually a sports division that was spearheaded by relationship’s with Evander Holyfield and Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
The Firm, under AP’s highly creative drive, was influential in the development of major music collaborations, such as; Fieldy of Korn featuring E40 and Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit featuring 8 Ball. Fortune 500 companies quickly took notice of AP. Alan M. Powell created AP & Associates, LLC in 2004. The company offers strategic alliances as AP has personally developed and co-joined experiences to match Fortune 500 companies, politicians, musicians, actors, and athletes with one another for the purpose of “win-win” opportunities. AP’s company has been a trailblazer in multiple industries with an emphasis on conceptualized content practices. AP’s desire to use his contacts for the greater good of humanity has not been lost within his multi-level deals. AP founded the Checkered Flag Run Foundation in 2011, to advance the quality of life and education for those living in under-served communities. AP believes if major companies leverage their resources to make an impact by sponsoring schools, organizations, and programs, the corporate world can then assist in developing the potential of tomorrow’s leaders. With the backing of sponsors, partners, and donors, the foundation engages in several non-traditional programs including the City of Phoenix Parks & Recreation Youth 365, Celebrate Arizona and Thurgood Marshall Fund HBCU’s Black Bat Showcase. These sponsored events help raise funds to support My Brother’s Keeper, Phoenix Tools 4 School, Phoenix Easter Egg Hunt, Racing to the Top Scholarships, and Drive your Mind Educational Toy Give-away, all events that support the Checkered Flag Run Foundations goals of making an impact and helping kids to cross the finish line.
Mr. Powell spends his personal time riding his Harley-Davidson at the annual National Bikers Roundup, Sturgis Bike Rally, and he attends the X-Games in Aspen, Colorado. AP has also been known to enjoy fishing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico with former Vice President Dan Quayle, NHL Hall of Famer Jeremy Roenick, and NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry.
AP is an advisor and has strategic investments in over 40 companies. AP recently sold interest in Napa Smith Brewery and Winery. AP also currently serves as an Vice-Chair for the City of Phoenix Aviation Advisory Board and Chairman of Business Sub-Committee, 8th District African-American Advisory Council, Congressman Ruben Gallego’s Veterans Advisory Council and the Phoenix Military Veterans Commission. AP’s philanthropic goals are to make an impact on giving more kids access to quality education and on helping Veterans be successful after their service to our Country.