With over 20 years in the sports industry, Russ joins the 2017 World Rowing Championships from USA Football where he served as Director of Events. Prior to that he spent eight years at the NCAA in the championships department. Russ’ other highlights include stops at 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City where he serves as regional logistics manager, director of operations at the Georgia State Games and at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta as venue of logistic manager at the inaugural beach volleyball competition.
A native of Flint, MI, Russ earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan-Flint and a master’s degree from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh. Russ and his wife Katy have one son, Michael.