InFluential captures emerging trends on the verge of shaping our world as exemplified through avant-garde leaders who inspire us on personal and professional levels. Our benchmark is founded upon identifying key elements that positively define cultural influence and significance. In providing direct insight, resources and direction into what is now and especially what is next, InFluential establishes itself as the premiere and trusted source of trends sure to impact the way we live, dream and distinguish our world.

Aaron G. Powell, Jr.
Interim Editor-in-Chief
Aaron@influential-magazine.comAaron lives in Columbus, Ohio where he works as the Marketing & Public Relations Director for a statewide non-profit organization and a freelance editor. A former newspaper copy editor journalist, Powell spent four years with the Dayton Daily News and Cox Media Group. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and communications from the University of Dayton. Powell devoted six years to public service in a variety of roles with the Ohio Legislative and Executive Branches, including Director of Communications for the Ohio Senate and Chief of Communications for the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. The son of U.S. Air Force service members, Powell is well-traveled and enjoys outings to American historical sites and spending time with his family.
Leonardo D’Almagro
Business Consultant and Editor of Spanish InFluential
Leonardo@influential-magazine.comLeonardo is a Venezuelan-born fashion stylist who became involved in the fashion world as a model but was recruited to teach proper catwalk techniques, personal branding, and fashion marketing strategies. Leonardo earned degrees in advertising and marketing and gained experience working in the marketing departments of several international companies. His fashion and marketing backgrounds provide him the expertise to provide comprehensive consultation services to fashion professionals. Leonardo’s other credits include being Fashion Director of IFashion, Inc., a member of Fashion Group International, Inc., a cast Member of Super Latin Fashion Squad, and fashion stylist of Adriana Lopez the host for Acceso Totali.
Gloria Thornton 
West Coast Affiliate for InFluential Magazine 
gloria@influential-magazine.comGloria Thornton, based on the U.S. West Coast, is new to the team as our West Coast Affiliate. Her sales & marketing expertise and entertainment industry connections will support our continued expansion into key national and international markets.
Nicole Glenn
Editor of Teen InFluential
Nicole@influential-magazine.comNicole has been named editor of Teen InFluential, a feature that will deliver trending editorials of interest to teens written by their peers. Glenn, an 18-year-old college student, is a recent Brentwood Christian School graduate and is currently pursuing Visual Communications degree at Texas A&M University – Commerce. Besides being a college student, Nicole has been working as a professional model for three years, and won the Top Austin Model competition in 2013. Her appeal and keen insight will bring a breath of fresh air, from a young person’s perspective, to InFluential Magazine.
James Nelson
Technology Editor
James@influential-magazine.comJames is our technical ‘go to’ guy, applying skills obtained through education and practice at well-known companies such as General Motors and Apple. James consistently applies appropriate business techniques to take an idea from vision to successful implementation. James has employed his innate entrepreneurial skills to develop several interesting businesses and is dedicated to seeing them grow and influence. In addition to planning activities for his very busy family, James enjoys savoring the outdoor lifestyle living in Austin affords, particularly playing tennis with his son.
Kelli Ponce
Beauty & Fashion Editor 
Kelli@influential-magazine.comKelli is our resident InFluential Magazine Beauty Editor and Key Beauty Advisor who specializes in Editorial Styling, Public Relations, Creative Arts and Humanitarianism. As a Literary Arts Major, Graduate of The Paul Mitchell Academy and with a strong background in Theatre Arts, she merges these creative talents together to bring us colorful content with her own personal and professional touch. She is a vivacious young entrepreneur who enjoys sharing her industry knowledge with her clientele and the general public offering unique services, customized workshops and 1×1 beauty consultations. She stays on the cutting edge of the fast paced Beauty and Fashion Industry by interacting with industry professionals from all over the world and staying educated on the latest products, trends and techniques. Kelli stays active volunteering at her favorite charity organizations, attending and hosting industry related events and in her down time, she enjoys reading, writing, sewing, cooking, music and spending quality time with her beautiful family. She lives a positive and passionate lifestyle and believes everybody deserves to do the same. With her bubbly personality and keen eye for Beauty, Style, Art and Design, this girl is a joy to be around and a creative force to be reckoned with. To learn more about Kelli, you can keep up with her on these social media platforms:  Facebook:  www.facebook.com/KelliPonceBeauty/  Instagram:  www.instagram.com/kelliction  Twitter:  https://www.twitter.com/kelliction
Ingrid Garner 
Health & Wellness Editor
ingrid@influential-magazine.comSince moving to Austin in 1995, Ms. Garner has served in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Her primary focus has been in project management and she acquired her Project Management Professional certification in 2005. Utilizing her diverse work background and project management skills, she has extended her support in various activities within her church and community. In her spare time, Ingrid can be found doing core and weight training, reading Stephanie Plum novels, and participating in the wine club at her favorite wine bar Wine Sensation. Sensations.


Veronica Hageman
Jr. Beauty Editor 
veronica@influential-magazine.com

Veronica is a Beauty Consultant and certified Makeup Artist who hails from the Fashion District of Dallas, Tx. With a passion for fashion and all things beauty, she aims to service her clientele with the latest and greatest product trends and techniques on the market today. A graduate of the CMC Makeup School, she specializes in Editorial and Special Events Makeup Artistry. Her brand knowledge and expertise keep her on the cutting edge of the Beauty Industry. With her warm personality and intuition, she brings joy and beauty to every client she meets.