Russell Joins Think Tank Board

October 25, 2000
Lee Lerner

CHICAGO, IL October 25, 2000 – Robert E. Russell, Jr., president of Robert Russell & Associates, Inc., was elected to the Board of Directors of The Heartland Institute at its latest meeting. Russell’s election to Heartland’s board follows the recent election of Paul Fisher, a real-estate attorney and partner at Piper Marbury Rudnick & Wolfe, LLP.

Mr. Russell is a 1959 graduate of Wabash College, and did post graduate work at the Wharton School of Finance and the U.S. Army Intelligence School. One of the country’s leading experts on philanthropy and planned giving, he served as counselor to Hillsdale College from 1976 to 1985 and to The Heritage Foundation from 1982 to the present.

“We are honored to have someone of Bob Russell’s stature and accomplishments on the Board,” said Joseph Bast, president and CEO of The Heartland Institute. “Bob’s distinguished record of community service and his keen understanding of public policy will make him an invaluable addition.”

The Heartland Institute is an independent, nonprofit, and nonpartisan research organization based in Chicago. Founded in 1984, Heartland specializes in finding market-based solutions to a wide range of social and economic problems, including environmental policies, education issues, and antitrust law. Its principal audiences are the nation’s 8,000 elected state officials, journalists, and business and community leaders. Heartland’s latest policy study, The Increasing Sustainability of Cars, Trucks, and the Internal Combustion Engine, was released on June 22.


A full biography, including photography, of Mr. Russell is available on The Heartland Institute Web site.

For further information, please contact The Heartland Institute's Public Affairs Director at 312/377-4000.