Xavier Russell is the Director of Neighborhood Initiatives at United Way Suncoast (UWS) in Tampa, Florida. He has been with United Way Suncoast since 2011. Xavier relocated to the Tampa Bay area after working for a short period at United Way Greater Atlanta as a Loaned Executive and Client Support Specialist with 2-1-1. He was hired at UWS in the Resource Development department and worked in three campaigns. In 2013, Xavier transitioned to the Community Impact Department and has been an integral part of growing UWS’ Placed Based initiatives.
Xavier is originally from Miami, Florida but he considers Atlanta, Georgia home as he lived there for over twenty years. Xavier has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Albany State University (Albany, GA). His professional background includes news production, finance and non-profit work.