Timothy M. Russell is a diversity, inclusion and CSR strategist and champion of purpose-driven strategy and culture. He is currently the Vice President of Community Engagement and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion of Chicago-based Window to the World Communications, Inc. (WWCI), parent company of public television station WTTW and classical music station WFMT. Tim is responsible for leading WWCI’s community engagement and diversity, equity and inclusion efforts focused on shaping the organization’s vision and strategy. Tim’s background includes more than two decades of experience in the public and private sectors, including as the Chief Global Diversity and Inclusion Officer for CDK Global and the Director of Global Diversity and Engagement for PepsiCo. Before PepsiCo, Tim held positions at Sara Lee Corporation and the Robert R. McCormick Tribune Foundation in Chicago.
Tim has served on the board of directors of several nonprofit organizations and is currently a board member of Chicago Cares. Tim received his Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and religion from Oberlin College, earned a Masters of Theological Studies from Garrett Theological Seminary and completed a certificate program in Business Administration at Loyola University Chicago. Tim lives with his wife and two children in the Chicago suburb of Evanston.