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Mr. David O. Russell

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Sales Manager

Phone: (857) ***-****  
Email: d***@***.com
Local Address:  Massachusetts , United States
Cogent Communications Inc
2450 N Street, Nw
Washington Dc , District of Columbia 20037
United States

Company Description: Cogent Communications Group, Inc. (Cogent) is a facilities-based provider of high-speed Internet access and Internet protocol (IP) communications services. The...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • bachelor's degree
    University of Arkansas.
  • bachelor's degree
    University of Arkansas
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Web References
Board of Directors : North Texas Commission, 22 Jan 2016 [cached]
David O. Russell
US Corporate Responsibility » Board of Directors, 12 June 2015 [cached]
David Russell
David Russell Vice President External Affairs for Verizon Communications
Russell is responsible for directing all external communications, charitable contributions, community involvement and economic development activities by Verizon for 11 states in the central U.S.
He began his corporate career in 1982. Russell held various public affairs management positions before being named a director with Verizon's national Telephone Operations group in 1988. Russell later served as national media spokesman for telephone operations and in 1994 he became the regional vice president of public affairs for Texas and New Mexico. He assumed his current duties in the year 2000.
Before joining Verizon, Russell was a daily newspaper editor and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, the International Association of Business Communicators and the Texas Public Relations Association. He is also a past-president of the Press Club of Dallas.
Russell was named "Man of the Year" in 2011 by SafeHaven of Tarrant County for his work in the prevention of domestic violence and was named a 2009 "Champion of Literacy" by Literacy Instruction for Texas, the region's largest literacy provider. Also in 2009 he was appointed to serve on the Texas Literacy Council to help develop a statewide action plan by 2012 for the improvement of literacy in Texas. He is immediate past-Chairman of the Texas Independent College Foundation and the Business Council for the Arts. He is a former Chairman of the North Texas Commission, the Texas Education Reform Caucus, the Texas Business and Education Coalition and the Keller Chamber of Commerce. He also serves on the boards of the Texas Telephone Association Foundation, the Dallas County Community College District Foundation, the DFW Metroplex Salvation Army Advisory Board, and is a member of the Dallas Citizens Council.
Russell received his BA degree from the University of Arkansas, his MBA degree from the University of Dallas and he has been named an honorary alumnus of the University of North Texas. He and his wife Debbie have two grown sons and live in Keller, Texas. - Texas Telephone Association - Since 1905, 1 Mar 2014 [cached]
David Russell Verizon
Board of Directors, 10 June 2014 [cached]
David Russell Verizon Communications
David O. Russell Verizon Communications
NTBCA :: Press Releases, 13 June 2007 [cached]
Verizon's David Russell has been named president of the NTBCA for a two-year term.
A member of the NTBCA board since 2001, Russell succeeds Mercer Human Resource Consulting's Noel E. Lee as the nonprofit board's president.Russell is vice president of external affairs for Verizon's southwest region.An experienced community leader, Russell is former chairman of the North Texas Commission, the Texas Business and Education Coalition and the Texas Education Reform Caucus and is currently chairman of the Texas Independent College Foundation.
"We are fortunate to have another outstanding leader in David Russell taking the reins as we continue our focus on encouraging business support of arts and culture across all of North Texas."
"A new era is dawning at the NTBCA," said Russell.
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