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Robert "Bob" A. Russell, Vice-Chairman

Robert A. Russell, 7th Election District, worked as a flight test engineer and engineering manager for the Navy at Patuxent River for more than 40 years and then 14 years as a contractor supporting the Navy.  He holds a BS and MS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland and is a graduate of Ryken High School’s first class.  He is a life-long resident of St. Mary’s County and resides with his wife in Abell. 

In addition to his service as a MetCom Commissioner, Mr. Russell is currently the President of the Cedar Point Federal Credit Union Credit Union Service Organization (CUSO) Board, the treasurer of the Southern Maryland Navy Alliance, and a St. Mary’s Ryken High School board member.  Mr. Russell is a plank-holder in the Seventh District Optimist Club and a Past Grand Knight of the St. Mary’s Council Knights of Columbus.  Mr. Russell served on the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation for six years and was president of that organization for four years.  He continues to help fundraising for their very successful hospital gala.

Mr. Russell is married to Ella May (Hammond) Russell, the Director of the St. Mary’s County Department of Social Services.