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Cogent Communications Inc

2450 N Street, Nw

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 20037

United States

Company Description

Cogent Communications (NASDAQ: CCOI) is a multinational, Tier 1 facilities-based ISP, consistently ranked as one of the top five Internet backbone networks in the world. Cogent specializes in providing businesses with high speed Internet access, Ethernet ... more

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Vice President of External Affairs

Board Member
Council for Corporate Responsibility

Board Member
Texas Telephone Association

The Dallas Citizens Council

Texas Public Relations Association

Society of Professional Journalists

International Association of Business Communicators

Salvation Army Advisory Board
DFW Metroplex

Board Member
Business Council for the Arts

Advisory Board Member
The Salvation Army

Corporate Advisory Board Member
KISD Foundation

Board Member
Keller Chamber of Commerce

Board Member
Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce

Board Member
The Press Club of Dallas Inc

Board Member
National Council for Marketing and Public Relations

North Texas Commission

Board Member
Texas Independent College Foundation

Board Member and Treasurer
The Press Club of Dallas Inc

Board Member

Board Member
The North Texas Future Fund

Executive Committee
Texas Association of Business and Chambers of Commerce

Board Member
Education Coalition , Texans for Education

Board Member
North Texas Science and Technology Council

Board Member
Dallas Business Committee for the Arts

Board Member

Member of Board of Advisors
The Center for State Scholars


UA journalism department

MBA degree

bachelor's degree

University of Arkansas.

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admin, Author at Texas Council on Family Violence - Page 2 of 5 [cached]

"Raising awareness of domestic violence and aiding in its prevention is a priority issue for Verizon," said David Russell, Verizon Vice President of External Affairs.

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David Russell
VP, External Affairs Verizon Communications

Partner biographies demonstrating the broad experience the PPS firm has in successfully achieving public policy, media, government relations and lobbying initiatives in Texas and other states. [cached]

David Russell - Managing Partner

Named one of the top 40 leaders in north Texas over the past 40 years by the North Texas Commission, David has expertise in all public relations functions, including strategic planning, employee and executive communications, media relations, event planning, philanthropy and community relations. He is experienced in corporate merger communications, is a nationally recognized expert in advocacy communications, is a creative problem solver and an accomplished public speaker.
David was national media spokesperson for the former GTE Corporation and is the former vice president of External Affairs for Verizon Corporation. Formerly the editor of a daily newspaper before beginning his corporate career, he holds a B.A. degree in English and journalism and an MBA degree with an extensive record of community service and contacts with major leaders throughout the DFW Metroplex.

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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.

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David Russell Vice President, External Affairs Verizon Communications

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