Randy Russell

WFP USA Board of Directors

Randy Russell was born and raised in Virginia. Prior to joining the firm in 1986, Randy served in a number of agricultural policy positions, both inside and outside of government, including Chief of Staff for Secretary of Agriculture John R. Block, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economics at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Vice President for Agriculture and Trade Policy at the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, Director of Government Relations for The Pillsbury Company, and the 1981 Farm Bill Coordinator for USDA.

Randy attended George Mason University where he did both his undergraduate studies in Public Administration and graduate studies in Economics. He is a proud member of GMU’s baseball team, where he played catcher. In his junior year, his team set a record for the most wins in a season that still stands today.

Randy has been actively involved in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program in Northern Virginia. He was a Big Brother for ten years and was named President, Vice President and Treasurer of the Northern Virginia Council of Big Brothers/Big Sisters. He also served on the Board of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the National Capital Area. Randy is a two-time past Chair and current Board member of the World Food Program USA, which raises awareness and funding to fight global hunger. He previously served on the Board of Governors of the Bryce Harlow Foundation, which encourages the highest standards for professional lobbying and government affairs. He and his wife, Beth, are also active members of the National Council for Adoption, which helps promote domestic and foreign adoptions as well as foster care.

Randy and Beth split their time between their home in South Carolina and a small farm in Round Hill, VA, where they raise alpacas, chickens and turkeys. Their greatest pride is their six children and five grandchildren.