CEO, Sequoyah Fund
Russ is the CEO of The Sequoyah Fund, Inc. in Cherokee, NC. A graduate of Appalachian State University, he later obtained his MBA from Western Carolina University. He has held management positions with several Fortune 500 companies, as well as owning his own successful business in the 1990s. Russ served as director of the Small Business Center at Southwestern Community College for 11 years. The Sequoyah Fund, Inc. is a Community Development Financial Institution that offers lending and training for small businesses.