SOURCE: Parsons


April 28, 2011 13:04 ET

Parsons Appoints Russell as Vice President and Director of Contracts and Procurement, Operations Shared Services

PASADENA, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 28, 2011) - Parsons is pleased to announce that Avis Russell has joined the firm as Vice President and Director of Contracts and Procurement, Operations Shared Services (OSS). In this role, she will be responsible for supporting all Parsons global business units served by OSS as well as for managing contract formation and procurement activities and contract administration work.

Ms. Russell comes to Parsons with more than 30 years of experience in both the government and private sectors. Most recently, she was the General Counsel at the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority. She also worked for the City of New Orleans as the City Attorney and in the Office of the Mayor, and she worked for various law firms in the New Orleans area.

"Avis brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Parsons," said Nick Hutchinson, Parsons Executive Vice President, Operations Shared Services. "We're very pleased that she's joined our OSS team."

Ms. Russell served on the faculty at Emory Law School and Tulane Law School. She has served on the New Orleans Bar Association Executive Committee, the Louisiana State Bar Association, and the National Bar Association.

Ms. Russell is a licensed attorney and a member of both the District of Columbia and Louisiana Bar Associations. She holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Wellesley College and a Juris Doctorate degree from Tulane University Law School. She will be based in Washington, D.C.

Parsons, celebrating more than 65 years of growth in the engineering and construction industry, is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, environmental, and defense/security. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, professional services, and innovative alternative delivery solutions to private industrial customers worldwide, as well as to federal, regional, and local government agencies. For more about Parsons, please visit