Doug Russell

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Douglas Russell is President and CEO of Russell & Associates, the full-service lobbying and government consulting firm he founded in 2001. His firm specializes in governmental affairs with emphasis on Florida’s health care delivery system.

After graduation from FSU, Russell joined Barnett Bank and excelled in Corporate Banking. He also served as Chairman of the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce in 1996. While in Tampa, Russell started his first business venture, Total Employment Company, a professional employer organization.

He and his family returned to Tallahassee where he purchased and operated the six-store Domino’s Pizza franchise.

In 1999, Russell accepted Governor Jeb Bush’s appointment to serve as Deputy Secretary and Chief of Staff for Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).

Always a loyal Seminole, Russell was elected to the Board of Directors of Seminole Boosters, Inc. in 2013. Following several years of service on the Booster’s Executive Committee, he was named National Chairman for 2017-2018.

During fiscal year 2017-2018, Seminole Boosters supplemented the athletics operating budget by transferring $23 million to help cover the cost of scholarships, to maintain and upgrade some of the best collegiate facilities in the nation, and to provide our student-athletes with first class academic and medical services.

As Chairman, he was also intimately involved as a leader in the transition of the Boosters, the Department of Athletics and the University administration into a more cooperative and comprehensive operation.

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