ABCD Institute > Institute Faculty > Active Faculty > Xavier Russell
Xavier spent the previous eight years with United Way Suncoast in Tampa, Florida, most recently as the Director of Neighborhood Initiatives where he worked to position the organization as a leader in place-based work in the region. Xavier has over ten years of broad-based experience in resource development, corporate and community engagement, project management and grassroots community development. He currently serves on the board for the Asset Based Community Development Institute at DePaul University, and co-chairs the organization's fund development committee.
Xavier has a "passion for people" and has dedicated much of his career to connecting individuals and communities with resources and improving systems and programs that help create sustainable community development. Xavier has a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Albany State University (Albany, GA).