Russell championed the planning initiatives that established AllianceTexas as a global logistics hub – the nation’s first inland port complete with multimodal transportation for ground, rail and air needs. His success in building public-private partnerships to accomplish significant projects combined with diverse expertise, including long-term infrastructure development, mobility innovation, external/governmental affairs, and economic development, has been instrumental in the development's growth. Along with his responsibilities in AllianceTexas, Russell is actively involved in all development activities related to Frisco Station, a 242-acre, high-density, mixed-use community in Frisco, Texas.
Russell is actively involved with several professional affiliations, including the leadership boards for the 35W Coalition, Tarrant Regional Transportation Coalition, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, Region C Water Planning Board, and Northern Trinity Groundwater Conservation District. Russell is also involved with the Texas Health Resources Foundation, Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council, and Urban Land Institute. He is the Executive Leadership Team Chairman for the Tarrant County March for Babies.