Christopher “Chris” Powell currently serves as Chief Executive Officer for BlackbookHR, a software company, that develops products to measure and analyze employee engagement to help organizations and communities attract and retain talent. Chris also serves as an Advisor for the Cable and Telecommunications Human Resources Association (CTHRA).
Prior to joining BlackbookHR, Chris was executive vice president of human resources for Scripps Networks Interactive. In that role, Chris had global responsibility and oversight for Scripps Human Resources and diversity functions. Scripps portfolio popular lifestyle brands include HGTV, DIY, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel, and GAC.
Before assuming his role at Scripps, Powell served as vice president of human resources for the global financial services company, ING, in Atlanta. Powell worked for Marriott International in Washington, D.C. in various corporate human resources roles. Powell was previously assistant director of admissions for Northwestern University (his alma mater) and worked in human resources for Deloitte in Chicago.
Prior to his human resources career, Powell worked in sales and marketing with the Ford Motor Company.