Donzaleigh Powell

Donzaleigh Powell

  • Chair, Networking Events

Donzaleigh Powell is a Nashville native who loves life! She is president and CEO of D-ConneX, LLC, a business and workforce development consulting firm assisting small to prime contractors to build meaningful relationships, special employment projects, and training. She has years of experience designing networking opportunities and enjoys connecting meaningful relationships. She is a Global Career Development Facilitator with over 14 years of experience in workforce development. Her experience as the former director of Business Diversity Development for the Metropolitan Airport Authority has bolstered her ability to effectively work on multiple projects while training and developing
small businesses and provide outreach activities for the community. She is a graduate of Cumberland University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Master’s degree in Public Service Management in addition to her Metro Management Institute completion through Metro Government and Middle Tennessee State University.

As a results-driven community engagement professional in the public and private sectors, Powell’s accomplishments reflect superior employee and employer engagement, workforce development, community involvement, training, event planning, and a demonstrated commitment to personal and organizational growth. She fosters a proven ability to initiate new effective programs as well as support ongoing efforts within the community including outreach to key community partners. Powell is driven by new challenges and possesses the desire to excel in all endeavors.

In the community, Powell does her best to give back to many meaningful causes all around the city as much as possible. She received the Community Star Award for Outstanding Services and Devotion to the community April 2016, Black 40 Under 40 Award June 2016, 100 Leading African Americans in Nashville Nominee 2017, Outstanding Achiever Nominee March 2019, and Woman of the Year Nominee April 2019. In her free time she likes to eat out, enjoy friends, travel, and go to church. She is a half marathoner, participates in triathlons, and Obstacle Course Races.