Senior Fellow, Human Capital
The Conference Board
Brian Powers is senior fellow, human capital at The Conference Board. In this role, Brian supports the human capital practice, which includes The Conference Board Human Capital Exchange™, research, conferences, webcasts, and programs in a broad spectrum of human capital areas.
In addition to serving as a senior fellow, Brian brings over three decades of experience at leading the Learning, Talent Management and OD functions at companies at various stages of growth (Staples, EMC, and Dell are examples); many of which went through significant HR Transformation during his tenure.
Brian’s background as a global executive, OD consultant, Senior Fellow at The Conference Board, and teacher at Suffolk University, enables him to synthesize best practice with relevant and practical research to deliver programs and outcomes that map to client’s business plans.
A gifted facilitator and program lead, Brian holds a Master of Education degree from the University of Massachusetts and has earned various certifications from Columbia University in the fields of HR and Organization Development.
As an avocation, Brian is a professional stand-up comedian and has coached baseball at various levels for over two decades.