With our unique positioning in the industry, we are able to offer distinctive opportunities.
21st July 2024

The Presidents Council provides a forum for buyers and sellers to build relationships and exchange information through various programs at the senior management and merchant level, worldwide.

We are an organization devoted to the development of the Home Improvement/Home Building Industries. The Council is the Industry’s only organization comprised of retailers, builders, distributors and manufacturers. Our group is guided and directed by an Advisory Board comprised of the senior-level executives of the industry’s retail, builder and distributor giants and a select group of sponsoring manufacturers.

Meet the Presidents Council team

Steve Powell

President & CEO
Steve has been with the Presidents Council for 22+ years, and is now living and working in South Florida. In addition working with the Advisory Board and Buying Day programs, he leads many of the “pioneering projects” helping suppliers enter new markets between North America, Europe and Asia.
On weekends, Steve likes to play with sharks.

Curt Powell

After a 16 year career as a Home Improvement retail executive, including positions from store manager, buying manager to Area Vice President – South West Area with Wickes Lumber as well as Sr. VP and General Manager Home Center Division at Edward Hines Lumber, Curt founded the Presidents Council together with one of his long-time suppliers, Don Miller. For 29 years the Presidents Council has worked to realize their vision of bringing buyers and sellers together in the industry.

Julie Pavletich

Vice President Marketing
Julie is a marketing, advertising and branding geek and is one of those odd people who actually likes to watch commercials. She has an extensive client services background, and has had the good fortune to have worked on some of the world’s most recognizable consumer brands.
Her favorite (and only) child, Ellie, is an entertaining teenager, and her interests include friends, a social beverage, and her dogs – Yellow Lab, Trixie and Pitmix, Adele.