Chris Powell is secretary/treasurer of the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc., which he co-founded in 1999 to expose and oppose the manipulation of the gold market and related markets.
He was managing editor of the Journal Inquirer, a daily newspaper in Manchester, Connecticut, from 1974 until retiring this year. He began working at the paper when he left high school in 1967. He continues to write a column about Connecticut issues that is published in a dozen other newspapers in the state and often appears on radio and television public-affairs programs in Connecticut.
From 2004 through 2009 he was legislative chairman of the Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information. In 2006 he was inducted into the Academy of New England Journalists by the New England chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the New England Society of Newspaper Editors.
In addition to the Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information, he is a member of the Connecticut, Manchester, and Vernon historical societies and the Churchill Centre.