Tripp Powell is a former owner of Kuykendall & Powell Oil Co., Inc., a convenience store and wholesale fuel distributor, in Tuscaloosa. He has served as chairman of the Board of Directors of the Petroleum and Convenience Marketers of Alabama. He is a second term appointee by the Governor’s and Lt. Governor’s office to the Alabama Small Business Commission. Mr. Powell is also the former chairman of the Tuscaloosa Alternative Sentencing Organization Board of Directors, a Director on the West Alabama Chamber of Commerce Board, a member of the Elevate Tuscaloosa Park and Recreation Subcommittee, a Director on the Tuscaloosa Crime Stoppers Board and a Director on the PARA Foundation Board. He is married to Lesley, and has two daughters, Leigh (14) and Libby (10).