Beverly Volkman Powell
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Beverly Volkman Powell has enjoyed a thirty year career in real estate development. Her land development experience includes the creation of residential neighborhoods and commercial projects in Tarrant, Johnson and Hood counties. Recently, she was instrumental in creating a renewed interest in the redevelopment of the historic district of Burleson, where she renovated a number of the 100 year old buildings central to the core historic business center. During the redevelopment, Beverly was successful in recruiting major regional businesses to anchor commercial development in the historic area.
A graduate of Texas Wesleyan University, Beverly holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and Organizational Development. She is a member of the Texas Wesleyan Board of Trustees, where she is the vice chairman of the board and serves as chairman of the Personnel Committee and member of the Executive and Finance and Audit Committees of the board. She was awarded the Wesleyan Alumni Medal of Honor for service to the university in October of 2009. A 1969 graduate of Burleson High School, Beverly was awarded the 2011 J.W. Norwood Distinguished Alumni Award by the Burleson Ex Students Association. She is a determined advocate for education, with the belief that all children can have access to higher education; and that every child, from kindergarten on, should understand that a college degree is attainable. Powell has been serving as a board member since 2007.
Beverly and husband Charles Powell have been active in fund raising projects for organizations across Tarrant County, including The American Heart Association, HEB Education Foundation, HEB Chamber of Commerce, Boy Scouts of America, Make a Wish Foundation, Burleson Area Chamber of Commerce, Making it Happen Education Foundation and the Opportunity Fund of Burleson, Safe City Commission of Tarrant County, Texas Wesleyan University and many other area charitable organizations. They are members of the First United Methodist Church of Burleson, where Beverly participates in various committee activities and is active in the Music Ministry.