Board Member
Secretary; President & CEO, Business Management Associates, Inc.

A visionary who started her now award-winning, multi-million-dollar business with a personal investment of $500, Ms. LaJuanna Russell has more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of business operations and government contracting. She is particularly practiced in the areas of human resource management and process improvement, and is a sought-after speaker on topics such as leadership, diversity and inclusion, entrepreneurship, and women in government contracting.

In addition to her certification as a Six Sigma Green Belt, Ms. Russell holds a BA in Communication Studies from Virginia Tech and an accelerated MBA with concentrations in International Business and Finance from George Washington University. She is chair of Small Business Majority’s Board of Directors, a member of Alexandria Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors, a member of The George Washington School of Business Advisory Board, a member of Professional Services Council Board of Directors, immediate past chair of Alexandria Commission on Employment, an incoming board member for The Campagna Center, the incoming DC Leadership Council Co-Chair for Vital Voices, a member of Women Impacting Public Policy’s Leadership Advisory Council, a member of Intuit’s Small Business QuickBooks Council and an alumna of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program.

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