Russ currently serves as a trustee of the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company and as a director of the Genuine Parts Company and the Truist Atlanta Advisory Council. He is a former board chair of Candid and the Southeastern Council of Foundations.
Russ received his B.A. degree with high distinction from the University of Virginia in 1979, and his J.D. degree with honors from Duke University School of Law in 1982.