NARA Opening General Session Keynote Speaker
The Russell Group
Randy Russell will present “The Current Political Outlook & Rendering Opportunities” during our Opening General Session.
Randy Russell is principal of The Russell Group, NARA’s new lobbying firm. He brings decades of agricultural policy experience in and out of government to rendering, with a strong record of success. Randy served as Chief of Staff for Secretary of Agriculture John R. Block, Deputy USDA Assistant Secretary for Economics, among other positions. He received an undergraduate degree in Public Administration and graduate degree in Economics from George Mason University. Randy was a proud member of GMU’s baseball team where he played catcher.
Randy serves as Chairman of the Board for the World Food Program USA, which raises awareness and funding to fight global hunger. He is also on the Board of Governors of the Bryce Harlow Foundation, encouraging the highest standards for professional lobbying and government affairs. Randy has been actively involved in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program. He and his wife Beth co-founded The Golden Phoenix Foundation which works to address the issue of childhood abandonment around the world. Randy, Beth and their family live in McLean, Virginia, and also have a small farm where they raise alpacas, chickens and turkeys.