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public relations and publishing executive

Russell Joseph Huff, American public relations and publishing executive. Ordained priest Roman Catholic Church, 1962. Recipient Outstanding Magazine award Catholic Press Association, 1965, 67; named for Best Cover, Nation's Schools, 1968; certified Gemol. Institute American; certified junior college teacher, California.


Huff, Russell Joseph was born on February 24, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Russell Winfield and Virgilist Marie (McMahon) Huff.


Bachelor in Philosophy cum laude, University Notre Dame, 1958. Bachelor of Science in Theology, Catholic University Santiago, Chile, 1960. Master of Arts in Communications Arts, University Notre Dame, 1968.


Executive editor Catholic Boy and Mississippi, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1963-1968. Managing editor Nation's Schools, McGraw Hill, Chicago, 1968-1970. Vice president public affairs Homart Development Company, 1971-1976.

Director public relations Sears, Roebuck Company International Operations, 1976-1982. Director public affairs Sears Roebuck Foundation International Projects, 1981-1982. Senior vice president, sales and marketing director Mineca International, Inc., 1982-1984.

Vice president, public relations Lofino Poppa Development Corporation, Sarasota, Florida, 1984-1985. President, co-owner R.J. Huff & Associates, Inc., 1985—2001. Real estate broker, 1985-2001.


  • Ordained priest Roman Catholic Church, 1962.



Care minister leader Church Incarnation Parish Council, 1998-2002. Future planning and review committee, stewardship communications chairman, International Peace and Justice chairman, Member Public Relations Society of America (accredited since 1976), Chicagoland Military Collectors Society (director quarterly expositions 1981-1982), American Society Military Insignia Collectors, Orders and Medals Society of America, National Foreign Trade Council, Public Affairs Council, Conference Board, International Business Council, International Visiting Center Chicago, Partners of the American mathematical society (certified for advancement Latin America relations 1980), São Paulo Partners (certified for advancement Brazil-United States relations 1979, director Illinois), Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry, United States-Spanish Chamber of Commerce of Middle West (director), War Memorabilia Collectors Society (executive director).


Married Beverly Diane Staschke, 1968. 1 child, Michelle Lynn.

Russell Winfield Huff

Virgilist Marie (McMahon) Huff

Beverly Diane Staschke

Michelle Lynn Huff