Annette Russo, Environmental Health, Safety & Sustainability Professional
Annette Russo knew she wanted to become an EHS professional in middle school. She saw the environmental impact from a local metal smelting factory (now a Superfund site), and knew that she wanted to keep that from happening in other places.
After getting a degree in Geology, and spending some time as one of the first female mud-loggers in the West Texas oilfields, she started a career as an environmental consultant. She was hired by one of her corporate clients, beginning a corporate career that led her through four Fortune 500 companies, where she added safety to her environmental skills, got a Master's degree in Environmental Engineering and held positions of increasing responsibility.
Her favorite part of the job is helping others to grow as leaders and communicators.
When she isn't building capability, she lives in a river town in Pennsylvania, where her roots go back to the early 1700s. She loves to read, write, draw, make things and play with her dog.