Our Founder

Concepcion Powell, Founder, USWGA

An expert on local, national and global socio-economic challenges of the 21st century. 

Ms.Powell is a highly successful business woman, a pioneer and a community leader in the United States, Mexico and Latin America. She holds over forty years of experience building successful, valuable business models, which serve as great examples of the vitality of the economic growth in the United States. She holds the same amount of experience in global business for new emerging markets and international government affairs management.

She played a huge role in the economic growth for the State of California helping to make it the fifth-largest economy in the world.

Her expertise is in international business development and socio-economic development in rural areas aiming to end poverty.

The Board Room and Beyond

  • Chairwoman, President, United States Women Grocers Association
  • Chairwoman for Communities United for Education, New Jersey
  • Global Peace Ambassador to Canada, USA and México
  • Board Member, CAG-SANBAG (San Bernardino 2012 – 2016)
  • Board Member, Cal-Fresh Symposium (San Bernardino 2011 – 2014)
  • Advisory Board Member, AIRE: American Institute of Renewable Energy (San Bernardino, 2012 – 2014)
  • Board Member, Secretariat of Migration (Mexico 2012 – 2016)
  • Advisory Board Member, IME: Economic Commission for President of Mexico, Felipe Calderon (Mexico City 2006 – 2008)
  • Advisory Board Member, IME: Economic Commission for President of Mexico, Vicente Fox (Mexico City 2004 – 2006)
  • Tequila Commissioner (Jalisco, Mexico 2003 – 2007
  • Mexican Avocado Commissioner (Michoacan 2003 – 2008)
  • Board Member, COEMLA (Los Angeles, CA 2004 – 2006)
  • Board Member, CITD: California International Trade Development Center (California 2003 – 2006)
  • Board Member, LBA: Latin Business Association (Los Angeles 1997 – 2004)
    • Mayoral Candidate, City of San Bernardino, CA  2014
    • Presidential Candidate for Mexico’s 2018 Elections
    • State Assembly Race, 17th District, New Jersey 2019
    • New Brunswick School District Board of Education Race, New Jersey 2019