Russ is the Chief Privacy and Data Protection Officer for American Airlines, where he has worked for the past 11 years with experience covering a range of issues including complex commercial litigation, mergers and acquisitions, commercial negotiations, bankruptcy, and major data privacy and cybersecurity compliance efforts. Before joining American Airlines, Russ worked for a law firm in Dallas, Texas.
Russ is a Certified Information Privacy Professional through the International Association of Privacy Professionals, has a J.D. from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and a B.A. from the University of Kentucky.