Russ has been leading ECVO’s growth and development since 2007. Under his leadership, ECVO has focused on strengthening the nonprofit sector through fostering, building and creating sustainable partnerships and providing valuable services to its members. Russ has also overseen the expansion of ECVO as a communicator and network hub, as well as the evolution of relationships between the organization and leaders in the nonprofit, government and business communities. Russ brings over thirty years of leadership, communications, and negotiating skills to ECVO. He was previously the Executive Director for the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues, and spent over twenty years in a variety of positions for the Community Services Department of The City of Edmonton. Russ holds a Bachelors of Arts in Recreation Administration from the University of Alberta.