Russ was elected to the Council in 2013. A native of Connecticut, he received his bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in political science from Middlebury College in Vermont. Russ moved to Falmouth in 1990.
Russ has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance and financial services industry, having held senior executive positions at CIGNA Corporation in Hartford, CT, and UNUM Life Insurance Company in Portland. At CIGNA, he served as Senior Vice President, Financial Services; President of CIGNA Financial Services, Inc.; and Chairman of the Board of CIGNA Bank & Trust Company. Recruited to UNUM in 1990, Russ held several executive leadership positions, including Senior Vice President of UNUM’s Pension and Investment business and Senior Vice President of the Individual Disability Insurance business. In 2004, Russ moved to the non-profit sector as the President, Maine Chapter, National Multiple Sclerosis Society for four years, and was elected to a leadership role at the national level. In 2009, Russ formed his own consulting business, Anderson Solutions, LLC.
Russ is active in the community, holding leadership positions at Falmouth Congregational Church and volunteering as a coach and umpire in the Falmouth Little League. Russ is a member of the Western Maine Board of Baseball Umpires, umpiring games from the little league through the high school level.
Russ is married to Beth and they have three grown children, all of whom attended Falmouth public schools, and one grandchild.
60 Oakmont Drive
Falmouth, ME 04105