Mamon Powers Jr.
CEO, Chairman of the Board, Powers & Sons Construction Company
Mamon Powers, Jr. has been in the construction industry for more than 40 years. He began his career with the American Oil Company (Amoco) and then joined his father at Powers & Sons Construction Co., Inc. in 1971. He served as the Company’s Treasurer until he was named President in 1987. Under his leadership, the Company switched its focus from residential to commercial and industrial construction and grew to be one of the largest African-American owned construction companies in the country. Today as the firm’s Chairman and CEO, he provides strategic direction and leadership. Mamon graduated from Purdue University, West Lafayette with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. He is a registered professional engineer with the State of Indiana.
Throughout his career, Mamon has been actively involved in various organizations that serve the construction industry and community as a whole. Mamon serves as Board Chairman for Methodist Hospitals. He is also a member of Fifth Third Bank’s Chicago Regional Board of Directors, World Presidents Organization, and Chief Executive Organization.
In 1996, Mr. Powers was appointed by Indiana Governor Evan Bayh to the Purdue University’s Board of Trustees. He was subsequently reappointed to four additional terms by three Governors and retired from his position in July 2011. In his final term as Trustee, Mamon served as the Vice Chairman of the Board.
Mamon’s other previous affiliations include: Indiana Society of Professional Engineers (Former Vice Chairman); Indiana Associated General Contractors of America (Former Board Member); Young Presidents Organization (Former Officer); and Operating Engineers Local #150 (Former Trustee of Health, Welfare and Apprenticeship Funds).
In May 2014, Mamon was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering from Purdue University.