Jacksonville, FL (February 12, 2020) – Scenic Jacksonville, Inc. announced today that Nancy Powell has been named executive director. In this newly created position, Powell will be responsible for helping the organization establish the operations, membership, advocacy and outreach to ensure that the organization fulfills its mission over the longer term. Board President Alicia Grant stated, “Scenic Jacksonville has long been an all-volunteer organization, and we have achieved a lot over the years. Nancy has the passion, knowledge and expertise to work with the board to help move the organization towards greater impact in Jacksonville.”

“I am excited to organize and advocate for a more scenic and sustainable Jacksonville,” said Powell. “My former neighbor and Scenic Jacksonville (previously CAPSigns) co-founder, the late Bill Brinton, introduced me to civic advocacy when he recruited me to lead the effort to underground the utilities in our neighborhood. Subsequently I served for four years on the Scenic Jacksonville board, so I have familiarity with this committed group of board members and volunteers, who have a track record of effective advocacy.”

Powell is engaged with a number of local civic organizations, and recently completed a two- year term as board chair of Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP). In addition to continuing as a board member of RAP, she serves as a member of the marketing committee of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and is an advocate for downtown. Her professional career included roles as a consultant and VP Operations for Stop At Nothing, Inc, and earlier as a marketing executive at American Express, AT&T Universal Card and MediaOne, the predecessor to Comcast. She holds an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, and an undergraduate degree from Brown University.