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Cogent Communications Inc
2450 N Street, Nw
District of Columbia
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 ...
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David Russell - Managing Partner
Named one of the top 40 leaders in north Texas over the past 40 years by the North Texas Commission
has expertise in all public relations functions, including strategic planning, employee and executive communications, media relations, event planning, philanthropy and community relations.
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.
Board of Directors : North Texas Commission
David O. Russell
David O. Russell - an ...
David O. Russell - an experienced public relations executive, nationally recognized in advocacy communications.
"Our team has managed very complex issues affecting large corporations and entrepreneurial startups, and given our team's award-winning FiOS project management in North Texas on the legislative, public affairs and public relations front, we can deliver the right combination of resources to many industries," said managing partner David Russell, former Vice President of External Affairs at Verizon.
Business and civic leaders receiving ...
Business and civic leaders receiving special recognition included David Russell, a retiring Verizon executive, who was presented the Mustang Legacy Award for his many years of volunteer service including serving as chairman of the North Texas Commission.
US Corporate Responsibility » Board of Directors
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.
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.
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.
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.
wife Debbie have two grown sons and live in Keller, Texas.