Kishia L. Powell, P.E., has been named the city of Jackson’s public works director, making her the first woman to ever hold the position. Powell has 16 years of experience and expertise in sustainable infrastructure management and utility operations. She’s served municipal clients across the U.S. and London, England.
In 2008, Powell was named head of the Bureau of Water and Wastewater for the city of Baltimore, Maryland. During her career, she worked in the United Kingdom, including as lead engineer for detailed design and construction of a flooding alleviation scheme to comply with the Thames Water AMP4 program in London. Powell was most recently with AMEC, serving as business development lead for the Chesapeake Bay region.