Charlie Powell to receive health care award

Charlie Powell

Charlie Powell, the president/CEO of Ciera Bank and chairman of the board of JPS Health Network and Tarrant County Hospital District, has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council’s Distinguished Health Service Award.

“Charlie Powell has been a respected banker in North Texas for many years, but he is also an unparalleled leader in our community,” W. Stephen Love, president/CEO of the council said in the announcement. “His conscientious service to numerous community organizations plus his dedicated leadership in improving the health in our region is extraordinary.”

Powell will receive the award at the council’s 70th Annual Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Arlington Convention Center.

Powell’s community service includes the Fort Worth Economic Development Council, Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, the Boy Scouts of America Longhorn Council, the Alliance for Higher Education, Texas Can Academy Foundation and the Fort Worth ISD Young Men’s Leadership Academy.

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In 2013, Powell and his son James served as co-chairs of the Tarrant County United Way Campaign, the first father-son team in the 91-year history of the community organization. He currently chairs the Make-A-Wish Foundation Regional Council.

Powell and his wife, Beverly, have co-chaired numerous charitable events for the American Heart Association, Texas Can Academy, Recovery Resource Council and Make-A Wish Foundation. He is also the recipient of the Leadership and Community Service Award from the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce and the Distinguished Leadership Award from the Boy Scouts of America.

The council is a 90-hospital and 85-associate member trade organization.

– FWBP Staff