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About Marci

Marci Powell, president & CEO of Marci Powell & Associates, has been at the forefront of countless pioneering advancements in the workplace for the past 25 years. A world-renowned keynote speaker, author, and business consultant, Marci has won numerous awards throughout her career in marketing, sales, remote work, and education. Marci has worked with companies such as AT&T, FedEx, NASA, Deloitte, Daimler, and numerous universities and businesses across the world. When not traveling, you can find her enjoying coffee on her porch, serving at church, or dressing up with her grandkids in full Harry Potter garb.

Board & Committee Positions


  • International Open and Distance Learning (ICDE) High Level Advisory Board and Elections Board
  • European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre (JRC)
  • Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) OpenEdu Framework, Pedagogy Dimension, Research Group
  • United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) Past President and Chair Emerita
  • American Heritage Girls (AHG) National Board Chair
  • European Distance and e-learning Network (EDEN) Fellow

Awards, Recognitions, & Endorsements


  • Polycom CEO Leadership Award
  • AT&T President’s Club
  • U.S. Distance Learning Association (USDLA) Hall of Fame inductee
  • Texas Distance Learning Association (TxDLA) Hall of Fame inductee
  • USDLA Innovation of the Year award for Virtually Inspired 2019
  • Campus Technology award- Education Futurist category 2018
  • HigherEd Tech Decisions Top Ten Leaders in Higher Education 2014

Marci's presentations are an enlightening experience. I had heard Marci present several times before so, as President of the Programme Committee, I knew we must have her keynote for the 2nd International Congress for Innovation in Health in Natal Brazil. As expected, she showed what is possible with great examples from across the globe and motivated participants to transform their workplaces and lives. I plan to have Marci keynote in the future. - Carlos Alberto Oliveira