I’m excited to serve as Board Chair and give back to the community.
Alandes Powell is a Director at Citi Cards, a division of Citigroup. She is responsible for the strategic development and oversight of a Portfolio within Cards Retail Services.
Mrs. Powell joined Citi in 1990 and has over 29 years of experience in the financial services arena. Prior to her current role, she served as Director of Collection’s Program Management Group where she directed initiatives supporting 13 sites and eight lines of business impacting over 3.5 million customers. She has held a number of positions since joining Citi including; Unit Manager, Trainer and Sr. Project Manager.
She has continued to be an active member of the community serving in a number of capacities over the years to include: Urban League of Southwestern Ohio Board of Directors, Chairman of the Urban League of Greater Cincinnati Advisory Board, YWCA Board of Directors, Assistant Director of a youth sports organization, Elder Board of Inspirational Baptist Church, Motivational Speaker for Adults and High School students and Prior Co-Chair of the Academic Scholarship Committee at Triumph Church. She is also a graduate of Leadership Northern Kentucky and the Urban Leadership Program, class 17. She has been very active with non-profit organizations throughout the Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky region and most recently was selected to the Cincinnati Leadership Program-Class 41.
A native of Dayton, Ohio, Mrs. Powell attended Fort Valley University an HBCU located in Fort Valley, GA. Alandes and her husband, Gordon are the proud parents of three children; 33 year-old daughter; Kendra (Atlanta, GA), 30 year old son; Damonte (Cincinnati Fireman) and 18 year old son; Julian (Central State University).
The Dayton Urban League - chartered in 1947 and the Urban League of Greater
Cincinnati – chartered in 1949 were formally combined into the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio (ULGSO) in 2013. ULGSO serves people in the following areas: Cincinnati and Dayton, the northern most sections of Boone, Kenton and Campbell Counties in Kentucky, and Ohio counties of Butler, Warren, Clermont, Montgomery, Greene, Preble, Miami, Hamilton and Darke.