Russell is a dedicated local business professional committed to enhancing the quality of life in our community. With a deep-rooted appreciation for his hometown of Naples of 52 years, he strikes the correct balance of the current residents’ needs while planning for future population growth. Russell’s recent business interests span from launching new ventures to holding leadership positions such as Senior Vice President of The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and Sales Manager of Hilton Naples. His diverse experiences reflect his ongoing efforts to contribute to the betterment of Collier County. He is a proven marine habitat advocate through large scale water related initiatives and completed projects.

Leadership Roles in Collier County:

  • Current Commissioner and past Board Chair, Collier Mosquito Control District
  • Current Member Board of Trustees, Collier Mosquito Control District, Retiree Benefit Trust
  • Florida Gulf Coast University, Community Advisory Board of Directors, Water School, Vester Marine Field Station
  • Economic Recovery Task Force – “Reef Team” Artificial Reef Project
  • Marine Industries Association of Collier County – Vice President, Board of Directors, 1 billion yearly economic impact
  • Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce – Public Policy Committee
  • Naples Historical Society – Local Education
  • Emergency Services Task Force – Greater Naples Fire Rescue
  • East Naples Civic Association – Board of Trustees
  • Farm City BBQ – Organizing Committee
  • Leadership Collier – Graduate Class of 2014
  • Hurricane Irma emergency relief effort – FEMA Team Leader in Everglades City, Chokoloskee and Plantation Island
  • Economic Development Council of Collier County – Membership and Existing Industry Committees, Co – Chairs
  • Parochial School – School and Parish Finance Committees, Co- Chair Capital Campaign for new campus construction