On Jan. 8, 2019 John C. Russell was appointed as the interim Greene County District 2 Commissioner. Russell holds a degree in business administration from the University of Missouri and fills the position left vacant by Lincoln Hough, who was elected to the Senate in November, 2018.
In addition to his business degree, Russell brings extensive experience in business management, having developed and launched a local insurance and risk management firm. He also previously served as the deputy chief of staff for former Governor Matt Blunt where he oversaw operations, as well as serving as the liaison between the governor and the Department of Economic Development.
Currently, Russell serves as the board president-elect for the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks and is a member of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce.