The most important phone call I made during the planning of the Bucks County Covered Bridges Festival was to Furia Rubel. Their plan was meticulously formulated and implemented in a logical, step-by-step process. Their expertise, professionalism, attention to detail and media contacts have been instrumental in making the event a huge success. Perhaps just as important, their dedication, willingness to "get involved" and enthusiasm for my event have impressed me greatly.
~Wayne Siefert, Event Founder and Organizer
Bucks County Covered Bridges Festival
Furia Rubel Team
Furia Rubel Team
David Powell - Strategic Consultant
On most days, David Powell functions as our lead technical writer, but that’s a little bit like saying that on most days, Hedy Lamarr functioned as an actress. We call on David for assistance with everything from in-depth technical research to designing infographics and drafting website copy. A versatile problem-solver with an interdisciplinary background and an agile mind, David is generally handy to have around.
When we assign David to a client’s project, he brings a keen analytical eye, an ear for a good story, and an intuitive ability to perceive those stories from multiple perspectives. He knows when to abandon convention, but also when to hew to it.
David wrote his first computer program when he was 14 and has been on the Internet since 1990, when most people who had heard of “e-mail” thought it was something you could do only on CompuServe. He published his first website in 1994, before most companies that were then in the Fortune 500. (No, he won’t show it to you, but he thinks it was nicer than Microsoft’s.)
That was just for fun. After he turned pro, David was in charge of the IT infrastructure for one of Wall Street’s first web-based services. When the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 crippled Lower Manhattan’s telecommunications, David and his team kept his company’s systems up and running.
Later in his career, David became first a local editor and later a regional editor for Patch.com, AOL’s experimental venture into online local news. He ran the breaking news desk while writing and editing thousands of news items for a business unit that served about 750,000 readers in the largest suburban region of greater Philadelphia.
When he’s not doing work for Furia Rubel, David spends a lot of time staring into space. Literally. He is an amateur astronomer and, if you attend one of the stargazing parties he sometimes hosts in his Montgomery County backyard, he will happily give you a guided tour of the observable universe.
He enjoys travel, particularly to his parents’ home country of Ireland, and is a connoisseur of craft beer. He also has a master’s degree in ancient history, which helps explain why he spends part of his free time pretending to be Julius Caesar on Twitter. We’ve been assured that no toga usage is involved.
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