Robert Powell serves as the Bronx representative on the Panel for Educational Policy, having been appointed by the Bronx Borough President's Office in December 2012. Mr. Powell has had a long career at Thomson Reuters, currently working as an account manager. As a parent of New York City public school children, Mr. Powell has served as co-president of the Bronx High School Federation, as well as president of the Parent Association and School Leadership Team (SLT) member at Herbert H. Lehman High School. Additionally, Mr. Powell has worked with the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) to facilitate parent training sessions. He attended New York Technical College and William Lee Bonner Theological Seminary and currently resides in the Bronx with his family.