About the Publisher
Keith Powell, Owner / Publisher
Keith Powell, who has a degree in Fine Arts from Austin College in Sherman, worked in Dallas for Saunders, Lubinski & White Advertising Agency as a graphic designer and the Horchow Collection as production manager. In Fort Worth, he was a graphic designer at the Barr Printing Company.
In 1986, he started a freelance graphic design business called Powell Graphics Unlimited and officed with the Blue Moon Graphics group in Dallas. One of his clients was Evelyn Berger, who owned both the Dallas and Fort Worth Key Magazines. Ms. Berger encouraged Powell to buy the Fort Worth Key, which he did in 1995. He published his first issue in April of that year.
Realizing Fort Worth Key Magazine needed an Internet presence; he put the magazine online in July 1996. With that feature, advertisers have both print and electronic exposure for the entire month or longer, depending on the length of the advertiser’s agreement. (www.keymagfw.com)
Powell has the support of his family in this venture. Powell’s wife Staci serves as financial officer. His father, Alton Dee Powell, who was retiring after 47 years in the wholesale drug business, became vice-president and marketing manager of Fort Worth Key Magazine when purchase of the magazine came about. Powell’s mother, Foncell F. Powell, a freelance writer with a background in journalism, became the editor of Fort Worth Key then, too. Contributing writers have been the late Don Patterson, Kay Jones, Lauri Arnold and presently Michael H. Price, Lisa Farrimond and Bailey Powell Aldrich.
“When a visitor goes to a hotel check-in, or to the concierge desk, he’ll most likely find a Key Magazine there,” says Powell.