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Sadie Powell
Blanche Powell


After 10 very successful years, I have made the difficult decision to retire following a major health issue in May 2015. Blanche is carrying on and is handling my clients and would be more than welcome to assist you.

Reach out to her at or (703)866-9307.

I wish you success in finding just the right speaker, celebrity or entertainer at Powell Kohne Associates, your independent source.

I am happy and doing well. Please stay in touch.

Blanche Powell was born and raised in North Carolina. She was taught early the values of hard work and hospitality. Blanche obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from East Carolina University.

Following college, she and her high school sweetheart were married and began an Air Force career that took them from North Dakota to Texas and California to Virginia. During that time, Blanche pursued her varied career interests in teaching, music and business as well as singing in community groups, choirs, and working on various committees.

Since 1996, the Powells have called Northern Virginia home, where Blanche has followed her passion for customer service with the speakers' bureau industry since 1997.

Today, Blanche continues her work with clients across the United States and beyond, helping them find the best speakers, celebrities and entertainers for their events, large and small. Building relationships is what Blanche is all about! Blanche has a daughter living and working in Northern Virginia and a son who spent 4 years in the Marines (3 tours in Iraq) and is also living and working in the area with his wife and their two children.

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