Russell has expansive executive leadership experience across corporate and nonprofit sectors. He has worked with, trained and interacted with thousands of business, political, community and nonprofit leaders. Russell is the author of Leadership: The View From Here and Beyond Words: An Intersection of Philosophy, Inspiration and Poetry. He is a thought leader, public speaker and guest contributor for American Press, Houston Business Journal, International Focus Magazine and Texas Southern University. He is Senior Vice President of Leadership and Engagement for the Center for Houston’s Future. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech University and a Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M University. Russell is a native of Louisiana and is based in Houston, Texas.