- The Washington Times - Monday, March 28, 2016

Francis Gary Powers Jr. has been appointed president of the Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce in Tysons, Virginia, announced Lori Lopez, chairman of the organization.

Mr. Powers has previously worked as assistant registrar for the city of Fairfax and as president and CEO for the Vienna Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce from 2000 to 2005.

Mr. Powers founded The Cold War Museum to honor Cold War veterans such as his father, Gary Powers Sr., and to preserve Cold War history. He also serves currently as chair of the Presidential Advisory Committee for the Cold War Theme Study, which works to preserve and interpret historically significant Cold War sites. In such capacity, he consulted on the Steven Spielberg-directed film “Bridge of Spies,” which was about the 1962 spy exchange for captured Soviet spy Rudolph Abel from the U.S. for Mr. Powers‘ father, who was a U-2 pilot show down over the Soviet Union. Mr. Powers is featured prominently on the DVD’s extra features.

Mr. Powers earned a bachelor’s in philosophy from California State University, Los Angeles, and a master’s in public administration from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

More information can be found at TysonsChamber.org.

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