Russell Kent Paul, American state legislator, marketing executive.
Paul, Russell Kent was born on June 23, 1952 in Greenwood, South Carolina, United States.
Bachelor of Science in Journalism/English Literature, Samford University, 1974. Postgraduate, New York University, 1984. Postgraduate, Georgia State University, 1989.
Reporter Cullman (Alabama) Times, 1974. Editor Dixie Contractor Magazine, 1974-1983. Director public relations Lanier Business Products Inc. division Harris Corporation, 1983-1987.
Manager corporation communications Science-Atlanta, Inc., 1987-1989. Intergovernmental relations officer Housing and Urban Development, 1989, liaison Federal Housing Finance Board, 1989, deputy assistant secretary for grant programs, 1990-1991, assistant secretary congressional and intergovernmental relations, 1991-1998. Owner iSquared Communications/Puerto Rico Prose, Inc, Sandy Springs, Georgia.
Member Georgia Senate from 40th district, Atlanta, since 2001. Consultant public relations Republican House and Senate Caucuses, Georgia General Assembly, 1981.
Member executive committee DeKalb County Representatives, 1974-1986, chairman 55th District Representatives, 1979-1980, alternate delegate Republican National Convention, 1980, press aide Georgia delegate Republican National Convention, 1984. Member Stone Mountain (Georgia) City Council, 1977-1985. Mayor pro tempore City of Stone Mountain, 1984-1985.
Chairman policy committee DeKalb Head Start, Economic Opportunity Authority, Georgia, 1979-1981, board directors, 1980-1981. Director communications Georgia area Reagan for President of the United States Committee, 1979-1980. Member steering committee Bell for Governor campaign, Georgia, 1981-1982, Mattingly for United States Senate re-election, Georgia, 1985-1986.
Political director Georgia area Kemp for President of the United States campaign, 1987-1988. Chairman Hoffman for United States Congress campaign, Georgia, 1988. Member steering committee Georgia area Bush for President of the United States general election campaign, 1988.
Member Cable television Public Affairs Association, Public Relations Society of America (public service committee Georgia chapter since 1986, chairman education/mini-seminar committee 1985, Best Audio/Visual Production awards Georgia chapter 1986, Best Feature Writing award 1986), American Academy Political Science, Associated Construction Publications (chairman editors group 1981-1982), 4th Congressional District Municipal Association (2d vice chairman 1980, 1st vice chairman 1981, chairman 1982), Georgia Municipal Association (transportation committee 1981, board directors 1982-1983).