Mr. Russell James has over 40 years of experience in a variety of business and educational situations, including serving five years at Germanna Community College, most recently as Dean, Business & WorkforceServices. Prior to his work at Germanna, Mr. James owned a successful manufacturers representation company for ten years, Preferred Suppliers Network, was National Sales Manager for a pharmaceutical packaging company, and Director of Logistics for a pharmaceutical company. In these various roles he has worked with a variety of teams to develop mission & vision statements and strategic plans to support the mission of the organization, most recently at Germanna Community College. Mr. James is now Chief Operating Officer for Dominion Education Services, LLC, a provider of education research, analysis, and consulting services.
Mr. James received his B.S. in Industrial Engineer from Auburn University and his M.B.A. from Lynchburg College. When he joined Germanna, he also received a Professional in Workforce Development certificate from the University of Virginia.
Mr. James presently serves as a board vice chair for the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation. He also serves on the Blue Ridge Foothills Conservancy board. He was previously President of the Germanna Community College Educational Foundation Board and Vice-President of the Madison County Education Foundation.