Mike Russell '84, Immediate Past Chair

Mike is a Madelia, Minnesota native and after graduating from Winona State University, where he was a cross country letter winner and student body president, he joined Federated in 1984. He is married to Cherie and lives in Owatonna.

He is the National Account Executive for Federated Insurance.

Mike has held various positions in the Marketing Department, including Marketing Development Trainee, Marketing Representative (MN), Account Executive (MN & GA), District Marketing Manager (VA) and ARMS Field Manager (AZ).

During his career Mike has consulted with thousands of business owners and associations across the country in the areas of safety, risk and business management and has been instrumental in the establishment of numerous successful association insurance programs, focusing on value, service and long-term relationships.

Mike enjoys all outdoor activities and has competed in endurance events around the world.  Mike is also a Level III certified USA Hockey Coach and has served on the Boards of the Arizona Amateur Hockey Association, and the Arizona High School Hockey Association.

His son Derek is in graduate school at the University of Arizona in Tucson and his daughter Paige is a graduate of Arizona State University and works as a financial analyst for Intel.


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