Danielle Powell

Leadership 18

Danielle B. Powell is the Director of Leadership 18, an alliance of national CEOs responsible for leading some of the country’s largest and most well-respected nonprofits, including the American Red Cross, Catholic Charities USA, Habitat for Humanity International, United Way Worldwide, YMCA of the USA and YWCA USA. Member organizations serve over 87 million people annually and represent $59 billion in total revenue.

Bringing nearly fifteen years of strategic communications expertise informed by her work with various issue advocacy and nonprofit organizations, Danielle cultivates an environment of thought leadership, learning and trust, allowing Leadership 18 CEOs to leverage the power of their collective voice to achieve impact at scale.

Danielle holds a Master in Professional Studies in Public Relations and Corporate Communications from Georgetown University and a B.A. in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Having participated in the ProInspire Managing for Success Fall 2017 D.C. cohort, Danielle currently serves on its Network Leadership Council as Communications Co-Chair. She also served on the Advisory Board for Goodwill Mission and Job Creation Services. A former military brat, Danielle serves as a local church leader and currently lives in northern Virginia with her husband and three children.