On Monday July 15, 2019 the Missouri City Councilmembers unanimously approved the hiring of the Director of Human Resources & Organizational Development, Martin D. Russell. Martin brings over 30 years of customer service experience. 24 of those years in the automotive industry serving in roles as Sales, Finance Manager, Sales Manager, and General Sales Manager. He brings more than 8 years of Municipal Government experience, in Human Resources and Risk Management, from the City of Paducah, KY.
He earned his Certification of Professional of Human Resources and SHRM Certified Professional from the Society of Human Resources Management Association. He is affiliated with several professional organizations including the National SHRM, KPHRA, Four Rivers SHRM, and previous volunteer associations with the Downtown Kiwanis Club, and Board member of the Oscar Cross Boys & Girls Club.
He earned his Bachelors of Science Degree in Human Resources Management from Western Governors University, Salt Lake City Utah. In addition he holds an Associates of Science in Accounting from Richland Community College in Decatur Illinois. Prior to this role, he was the HR Director of Human Resources & Risk Manager for the City of Paducah, in Paducah Kentucky.