Auburn Hills, Mich. – February 13, 2018 – Munetrix, a public sector solutions provider offering data management, analytics and reporting tools for state and local governments and public school districts, today announced the hiring of Katrina Powell as Vice President of Municipal Services to head up the company’s growing public sector practice.
Prior to joining Munetrix, Powell served the City of Hamtramck as a state appointed City Manager from 2014 to 2017, overseeing 10 departments, a $17 million general fund budget and 125 full-time employees. Powell worked closely with the Hamtramck mayor and a 6-person city council, and was a key part in the turn-around effort in this thriving community. Bob Kittle, president of Munetrix, announced Powell’s appointment.
“Katrina is a strongly motivated, no-nonsense leader who makes things happen,” Kittle said. “Her extensive financial and operational knowledge of state and local governments will help Munetrix solidify our current relationships and build new opportunities to support our reputation as the leading data company for government transparency and financial planning.”
Prior to the City of Hamtramck, Powell was the President and CEO of Municipal Fleet Services in Longwood, Florida, where she managed a government fleet of 500 vehicles and achieved business growth within a start-up environment from 2011 to 2014. Powell also served as the City Administrator/Interim Finance Director of the City of Longwood, Florida, from 2009-2011; City Manager of Fort Meade, Florida from 2005 to 2007; and Assistant to the City Manager for the City of Deltona, Florida from 2001 to 2005. In between municipal leadership roles, she worked as a real estate sales associate in Lakeland, Florida, closing deals on executive homes, mixed-use developments, planned unit developments, and commercial real estate in the central Florida region.
Powell served in the United States Army for 20 years (Active/Reserves) from 1988 to 2008 and received an honorable discharge. She holds Bachelor of Science degree in business and management from the University of Maryland, University College, in Heidelberg, Germany.