Russ currently serves as CEO for The Hodge Group, one of the fastest growing fundraising consulting firms in the nation. His hands-on management style and innovative fundraising technique has been the blueprint for his success in achieving philanthropic goals for a variety of organizations.
Prior to founding THG, Russ held political fundraising staff positions in two gubernatorial campaigns in Missouri and Nebraska. Russ is a third-generation agri-businessman in western Nebraska, and owns and has operated Century Farms, a diverse-crop agribusiness, for over thirty years. In addition, he has served as a consultant on a third gubernatorial campaign and one presidential campaign as well as served as the deputy director of the Ohio Republican Party Finance Committee. Russ’s vast array of resources and solid-networking abilities has earned him a nationally recognized track record in the fundraising arena.