Michelle Earl 276-669-9999


Dec. 13, 2010

Jeff Russell selected for Wytheville Residency post

BRISTOL—Jeff Russell was recently named residency maintenance manager for the Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) Wytheville Residency, which serves Wythe, Grayson, Smyth and Bland counties. 

A native of Grayson County, Russell began his VDOT career in August 1993 as a construction inspector.  In 2002, he became maintenance superintendent for VDOT’s Volney Area Headquarters.  He moved to the position of maintenance operations manager for the Wytheville Residency in August 2007. 

In his new role, Russell will be responsible for the Wytheville Residency’s $10 million maintenance program and the residency’s 119 maintenance employees.  The Wytheville Residency office maintains over 2,500 lane miles in southwestern Virginia.

“Jeff has well-rounded experience within VDOT’s maintenance program and has a good grasp of the maintenance needs of the region,” Mike Branham, P.E., Bristol District Maintenance Engineer, said.  “He brings creativity and an interest in new technology that will be an asset to VDOT’s maintenance program.”

Russell is a 1991 graduate of Wytheville Community College with a degree in Civil Engineering Technology.  He and his wife, Vicky, reside in the Troutdale area of Grayson County with their two children:  9-year-old Clay and 8-year-old Kelly. 



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