InFluential Magazine Names Interim Editor-in-Chief

Aaron Powell, Jr. brings journalism and communications leadership experience to Austin publication

Aaron G. Powell, Jr.

Aaron G. Powell, Jr.

Austin, TX – April 30, 2015 – William T. Jackson, President of W. Jackson & Associates, LLC & Publisher and Chief Creative Director of InFluential Magazine recently named Aaron Powell, Jr. as the interim editor-in-chief of InFluential Magazine, succeeding Laura Suarez, who is leaving InFluential Magazine after serving as editor-in-chief since 2013.

“Aaron is a talented editor with tremendous energy and experience, and his editorial background will strengthen the InFluential Magazine with our readers,” said Jackson. “We are thrilled to have Aaron as part of our InFluential family and are excited to have him maintain the high standard of excellence for which we have come to be known.”

“Being editor-in-chief of InFluential Magazine is an enormous privilege and responsibility,” Powell said. “I am extremely humbled to be trusted with the responsibility of heading such a prominent publication. Laura is a remarkable editor, and I am honored to succeed her as editor-in-chief. I am excited about all the possibilities as I assume my new role.”

Powell, of Columbus, Ohio, currently serves as Director of Marketing & Public Relations for the Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council, a non-profit organization focused on connecting corporate purchasing and procurement departments with minority business enterprises. Powell began his editorial career in 2001 at the Dayton Daily News, where he served as a Web Editorial Assistant, Copy Editor, and Public Affairs reporter. Powell holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Communications from the University of Dayton. Accepted to the prestigious Ohio Legislative Service Commission Fellowship Program after college, he spent six years utilizing his journalism background in a variety of posts in state public service, including Legislative Fellow with the Ohio Senate, Director of Communications in the Ohio Senate and Chief of Communications for the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities.

A committee will convene to begin a search for long-term leadership for InFluential Magazine this summer.


About InFluential Magazine

Founded in 2011, InFluential Magazine 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 Magazine establishes itself as the premiere and trusted source of trends sure to impact the way we live, dream and distinguish our world. Visit and subscribe to InFluential Magazine at