Russell is an American Thought Leader, Public Speaker, and Author with expansive executive leadership experience across corporate and nonprofit sectors. He has worked with and trained thousands of business, political, community, and nonprofit leaders. Russell is the author of Leadership: The View from Here, Beyond Words: An Intersection of Philosophy, Inspiration, and Poetry, and Hindsight: Lessons from COVID-19 Pandemic. He is a contributor for print and digital publications. Russell serves as Senior Vice President 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.