Russ is a third generation Rotarian, having joined in 1980. He is the CEO of Rose Pest Solutions, a closely-held regional pest management company serving clients in six Midwest states in the USA. He served as President of the National Pest Management Association in 2015-16. In addition, he is currently President of CPS Insurance Company Ltd, a Bermuda based captive insurance company, a Director of United Methodist Retirement Communities, and Chair of the Administrative Council of the First United Methodist Church of Birmingham, Michigan.
Russ has twice served as President of the Rotary Club of Detroit (Club 16), and is currently Treasurer of the Detroit Rotary Foundation. He also serves as the Treasurer of LaunchDETROIT Global, which supports local entrepreneurs in the Detroit area with microloans, training, and mentoring in their businesses.
Russ has a B.A. in Economics from Amherst College, and an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Prior to his 43 year career at Rose Pest Solutions, he was a CPA for the international public accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand.