Russell Harrison

Russell Harrison is the Managing Director of the IEEE-USA, which focuses on the unique needs and concerns of IEEE members in the United States. Over his 20-year career with IEEE-USA, Russ has represented IEEE members to the American government on dozens of policy issues including autonomous vehicles, digital privacy, AI, federal research funding, export control, and immigration. In addition to directly engaging with policy makers, Russ strives to build bridges between technology professionals and politicians. He has spoken at over 300 local, national, and international events about public policy and the need for technology professionals to interact with their elected leaders. Russ serves on the GAO’s Polaris Council and was a founding member of the Science is US organization, which strives to raise awareness of the importance of America’s STEM workforce. Prior to IEEE-USA, Russ represented recycling facilities and the steel industry on Capitol Hill. He has a Master’s in Public Management from the University of Maryland and a B.A. in Political Science from Allegheny College.