Assistant Vice President
Russell brings a range of experiences from the local, state and federal levels, where he has worked on both sides of the aisle.
After starting his career as special education teacher and school administrator, Russell moved into policy and politics. He worked on labor, juvenile justice, early education, K-12 and higher education legislation and regulatory issues as a policy advisor to both the state superintendent and the governor of Louisiana. Before moving from the state to the federal level, Russell managed a statewide campaign for the elected school board and helped launch a startup dedicated to expanding personalized learning in local communities.
Prior to joining the firm, Russell also worked in the U.S. Senate for Senator Chris Murphy. In this role he managed education, child welfare and juvenile justice issues.