Bachelor, Columbia College, 1965. Graduate, Williamsburg Development Institute, 1990.
Appointments secretary to Congressman Tom Gettys, Washington, 1965. Teacher Lugoff Elementary School, South Carolina, 1967—1968, Camden Elementary School, 1969—1970, ombudsman State, 1970—1973. Assistant director Carolina Cup & Colonial Cup International Steeplechase, Camden, 1973—1987.
Administrator Camden Feed Company, 1973—1987. Office manager Camden Training Center, Thoroughbreds, 1973—1987. Assistant secretary Mulberry Resources, Inc., 1980—1982.
Secretary-treasurer Equistar Products Company, 1980—1987. Marketing director Holiday Inn Lugoff-Camden, Holiday Inn Sumter, 1987—1988. Director Development Baptist Medical Center Foundation, 1988—1989.
Executive vice president South Carolina State Museum Foundation, Columbia, since 1989.
Board directors Kershaw County Unit American Cancer Society, 1980—1990. Chairman board directors Kershaw Unit American Heart Assn, 1984—1986. Administrative board Lyttleton St. United Methodist Church, Camden, 1986—1988.
Board directors Kershaw County Fine Arts Center, Columbia Development Corporation, vice Chairman, since 1997. Sustaining member Camden Junior Welfare League. Member Inaugural Class, Leadership Kershaw County.
Participant Statewide Program, 1987—1988. Advisory committee Charleston Steeplechase. Member Santee-Lynches Council Govts.
Board directors Palmetto Balloon Classic, 1983—1986. Member Board Appeals, Camden, 1985—1987. Vice chairman Kershaw County Tourism Advisory Committee, 1987—1988.
Chairman leadership committee Kershaw County, 1988—1989. Member Columbia Action Council. Administrative board Columbia Forum, since 1988.
Advisory committee South Carolina Joint Legislation Committee Cultural Affairs, 1989—1996. Active member Assembly Future South Carolina. Trustee board Leukemia Society of America, 1987—1991.
Member strategic planning committee Columbia, 1995—1996. Member of Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce of C., South Carolina Board Directors, Newcomen Society United States, Leadership South Carolina Alumni (board directors 1988-1993, president 1992-1993), South Carolina Executive Institute (alumni board directors 1994), Future Group Richland County (cultural resources chair 1994), Thoroughbred Association South Carolina (secretary-treasurer 1986-1988), Greater Kershaw County Chamber of C. (vice president public affairs 1983-1986, William F. Nettles award 1988), American Association Museum, National Society Fundraising Executives (member regional board 1993-1996), Rotary Club (member board directors Columbia 1993-1996), University Associates Club (Paul Harris fellow), Sprindale Hall Club, Capital City Club (board governors since 1996), Media Club Columbia.
Married Robert R. Russell, Junior, August 3, 1996. Children from previous marriage: Catherine Sloane, Sarah Riley, Patricia Daily.