“It’s been an honor and privilege to serve Sealaska, its represented
communities and shareholders over the last 10 years. Sealaska’s
commitment and dedication to protecting and perpetuating the values
inherent in our culture and heritage, while meeting its economic goals,
is nothing short of extraordinary. The company has a strong foundation
on which future successes—both economic and cultural—will be built,
and I’m looking forward to being part of those successes.”
Recruited by Sealaska in 1996, Russell served as an engineer in
Sealaska’s Natural Resources group prior to becoming the Natural Resources manager for Sealaska. Russell was named director of the Office
of Diversity Solutions in 2003 and was promoted to group operations director in 2007. In 2008, Russell was elected to serve as Huna Totem Corporation's board chair.
Raised in Hoonah, Russell is Kaagwaantaan,
Eagle of the Wolf House. He holds a Masters of Science in Management (MSM) Degree from Stanford Graduate School of Business, Sloan Program, a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in business/accounting from the University of Phoenix.