U.S. Corporate Practice Chair & General Manager, Atlanta Southeast Market, Edelman
Radina Russell has more than two decades of experience in financial and corporate communications, shareholder engagement and ESG strategy. She currently serves as Chair of the U.S. Corporate Practice and market leader for Atlanta Southeast at Edelman, where she advises c-suites and boards on complex issues. Throughout her career, Radina has played a leading role in some of the largest domestic and cross-border capital markets transactions, including Kraft Heinz and Restaurant Brands International. She is also a trusted advisor to executives on high-profile executive visibility, reputation management, thought leadership, and crisis management efforts.
Radina is passionate about DEI and ESG and is committed to increasing the number of racially and ethnically diverse directors on corporate boards. In 2020, she collaborated with Ursula Burns to establish the Board Diversity Action Alliance.
In 2021, Radina was named one of the 25 Influential Black Women in Business by The Network Journal and Morgan Stanley.
Prior to joining Edelman, Radina served on the Executive Committee and was head of the Atlanta office at Teneo. She also led the Global Shareholder Activism Defense and Capital Markets Advisory practice at Brunswick Group and was head of Corporate, Financial, and Consumer Communications for Macy’s Inc. Radina began her career in finance as a sell-side analyst at J.P. Morgan.
Radina is a native of Atlanta and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MBA from Columbia Business School. She is also a co-founder and director of Harlem Girls Cheer, Inc., and serves on the board of the John A. Reisenbach Foundation.