As Chief Communications Officer, Russell is responsible for driving an integrated stakeholder engagement and strategic communications strategy (brand, marketing communications, employee engagement, public relations, and public affairs) to build brand, reputational, and commercial value.
In his previous role, Russell was Chief Corporate Affairs Officer for Baker Hughes, a Fortune 200 energy technology company with 55,000 employees in 120 countries.
Russell has more than 25-years of experience leading communications for large, global businesses across several industries. Prior to Baker Hughes, he spent more than twelve years at GE, leading financial communications and the GE Power and GE Capital communications teams. Wilkerson has also held senior roles in telecommunications, energy, and the U.S. Senate.
Russell earned a BA in American History from Washington and Lee University, and an MBA from the John Hopkins University Carey Business School.