James D. "Jamey" Power IV
Managing Director, Power Family Enterprises
Jamey Power is a former Senior Vice President and Strategic Advisor at J.D. Power and Associates. He left the firm in 2009. Today, he works on a number of new business activities, public speeches, and philanthropic interests for the Power family. He recently assisted his father on a new book that chronicles Dave’s 50 years in the automobile business entitled Power: How J.D. Power III Became the Auto Industry’s Adviser, Confessor, and Eyewitness to History (Fenwick Publishing, late 2013). Jamey is exploring work on a follow-up to SATISFACTION: How Every Great Company Listens to the Voice of the Customer, a best-selling book he co-authored in 2006. In addition, he advises selected organizations globally on quality, customer service, and marketing.
As the son of J.D. “Dave” Power III, founder of J.D. Power and Associates, Jamey literally grew up with the business. He, like the other children in the Power family, worked at the company in a variety of jobs throughout his early school years and into college. After college he worked both for a major advertising agency and then for General Motors. He joined J.D. Power and Associates in 1990. Ultimately he became Senior Vice President for the firm’s International Division.
Today, Jamey manages several of the Power family’s community and philanthropic activities, which focus on education and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He also serves on the Board of Trustees at the University of San Diego from where he earned his BA degree in History in 1985.