Russ was born and raised in Norfolk and is a 1987 graduate of Norfolk Senior High School. Russ holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Economics from Dana College in Blair, Nebraska and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of South Dakota.
Russ is involved in many community boards and organizations. Currently he serves on the Midwest Bank Board of Directors, Norfolk Area Economic Development Foundation Board, Lutheran Community Hospital Board, Lutheran High Northeast School Board, Chamber Action Council and serves as a Chamber Ambassador.
Russ is a Realtor Consultant/Owner of Real Estate Solutions Team with his wife Kim. He specializes in Commercial Real Estate and Agriculture. With his 27 years of experience in the banking business, he is able to consult with clients on a more advanced level.
He and his wife Kim have three children. Alec, who is soon to be married and living in Des Moines, IA. Emily, who is a Sophomore at Drake University, and Connor who is a senior at Lutheran High Northeast in Norfolk.