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Jennifer Russell

Jennifer Russell
Community and Economic Development Educator

25 N US HWY 67 Carrollton IL 62016

Program Areas
Community and Economic Development

Jennifer Russell serves as a community and economic development educator covering six counties in west central Illinois (Calhoun, Cass, Greene, Jersey, Morgan and Scott) and statewide by request. Jennifer works with business owners, school districts, governmental officials, and non-profits to provide leadership on strategic planning initiatives (i.e., broadband infrastructure, downtown business districts, tourism development, leadership development and poverty initiatives). Jennifer also provides business trainings on team building, Real Colors™ personality assessment and customer service.

Jennifer has worked for University of Illinois for over 23 years with previous work experience in state and federal government. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master’s in Public Administration from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.

She is a member of the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP) and past president and current secretary of the Illinois-Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (IL-ACDEP).

Recent Programming Includes: