Mark Russell

Updated: August 29, 2022 at 1:51 AM CST

General Information

Who is Mark Russell?
Mark Russell

Mark Russell served on the Council since 2002 and was elected by his fellow representatives to serve as Council president 10 times, from 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2008-2015, and again for 2017-2018.

Since the mid-1990s, Mark has served his community in a number of organizations, with a particular focus on children’s needs. The father of two daughters, he has worked toward providing equal opportunities for all area children.

Mark has lived in Huntsville since 1973. He attended Jones Valley Elementary School, Whitesburg Middle School and Huntsville High. He graduated from Auburn University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Mark has held various positions in the electronics and defense industries and now is Operations Manager of Defense Technologies, Inc., a locally owned government contractor.

In his spare time, Mark referees high school and youth football games. He has been selected several times to work State Championship and All-Star games.

Mark is married to April Russell and they have two daughters, Mary Allen and Bailey. The oldest Mary Allen is an accountant for Ernst & Young in Atlanta. Bailey is a graduate of Washington and Lee University.

Status: Out of Office
Party: Unknown
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Organizations Information

Known organizational history for Mark Russell from Huntsville, AL.

  • Served on the board of directors for the Boys and Girls Club from 1996-2002, chairing the board from 1999-2001 and chairing the Alabama Area Council. Under Mark’s leadership, the organization expanded to seven clubs with a budget over one million dollars.
  • As a tutor at Martin Luther King, Jr. and Blossomwood Elementary Schools, he worked with students to ensure they are able to achieve their fullest potential
  • Leadership Huntsville/Madison County’s Class 9 graduate; served the program by being a member of its board for 4 years and chairing the Youth Leadership Program
  • Rotary Strive Program: Mentored a student at Lee High School for two years
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • Board of Directors of Randolph School, also serving as the board’s treasurer, chair and vice chair
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Huntsville Historic Preservation Commission
  • Huntsville Sports Commission
  • Leadership Alabama
  • The Volunteer Center
  • The Huntsville Rotary Club
  • Huntsville Hospital Foundation’s Development Board
  • Huntsville Hospital Foundation’s Development Board

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  • Boys and Girls Club of America, National Medallion Award
  • Boys and Girls Club of America, Alabama Area Council Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Boys and Girls Club of America, Area Council Liaison Award for Significant Contribution to Youth
  • Boys and Girls Club of America, Outstanding Leadership Award
  • Boys and Girls Club of America, New Board Member of the Year Award

Election History

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