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Michael Powell has served as a Senior Advisor to Providence Equity Partners, a private equity firm focused on media, entertainment, communications and information investments, since 2005.

Powell is also Chairman of the MK Powell Group, which focuses on strategic advice in the areas of technology, media and communications. Previously, Powell served as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission from 2001 to 2005. He also served as the Chief of Staff of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division and was an associate with the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers LLP.

Powell serves on the boards of Cisco Systems, Inc., AOL and Education Management Corporation. He was also named Chairman of NTT DoCoMo’s 5th U.S. Advisory Board.

Powell has a B.A. in government from the College of William and Mary and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.

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