Todd Powell, Chair


Todd Powell is Weyerhaeuser’s Vice President for Real Estate Development. In this role, Powell oversees all real estate development activities for the company’s 13.2 million acres in the United States. In Florida, his responsibilities include leadership of the Envision Alachua community planning process on 65,000 acres of Plum Creek lands in Alachua County and the North Florida Mega Industrial Park in Columbia County.

Prior to joining Plum Creek in 2006 (since merged with Weyerhaeuser), Powell worked at WCI Communities in various capacities including vice president of land acquisitions. He joined WCI after 10 years with Ernst & Young LLP where he was a senior manager in the company’s business advisory services practice concentrating in mergers and acquisitions.

Powell is a certified public accountant, has a Master in Business Administration from the University of Florida, and a Bachelor’s of Science in accounting from Bowling Green State University.  He has also completed an executive development program through Emory University.

Powell currently serves as chair of the board of directors for the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce.  Additionally, he serves on the board of directors for the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Florida Chamber Foundation, Leadership Florida and the United Way of North Central Florida.

He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the University of Florida’s Real Estate Advisory Board.  He is also a graduate of the Leadership Florida Program.