H. Jerome Russell, Jr. moved through the professional ranks of H. J. Russell & Company’s construction and real estate development operations to his current position as President of H. J. Russell & Company and Russell New Urban Development®. His focus is on the firm’s strategic direction, enhancing value in the family’s real estate holdings and the development of Herman J. Russell Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (RCIE). Jerome has been involved in the beverage distribution, aviation interior, consumer marketing, banking, construction and real estate development business for over 30 years.
Like his father, Herman J. Russell, Sr., Jerome has an entrepreneurial flair, a firmly placed future orientation, and a dedication to his community. His latest endeavor is repositioning of the vast real estate portfolio of the Russell family and leading the initiative of turning the 504 Fair Street building into The Russell Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center. He also serves on the board of H. J. Russell & Company, Concessions International, Chairman of the Loan Committee at Citizens Trust Bank, Metro Atlanta YMCA, Georgia Historical Society, and Central Atlanta Progress. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute, Atlanta Rotary, Atlanta Chamber of Commerce the Young President Organization, and the 100 Black Men of Atlanta.