Mark L. Russell is the cofounder of Elevate Publishing (formerly Russell Media), a new media company that develops and publishes products at the intersection of faith and culture and provides strategic communications and publication services to the non-profit sector. An advisor and collaborator to the leaders of some of the greatest companies on earth, Mark is a student of great leadership and success. He has a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from Asbury Theological Seminary, a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a Bachelor of Science in International Business from Auburn University.
Mark is a frequent public speaker and has spoken at numerous conferences such as InterVarsity's Following Christ, Urbana Missions Conference, the Origins Project, the Jubilee Conference as well as for a variety of other conferences and organizations. He has worked as a consultant for a diverse set of organizations from large multinationals to microfinance institutions and has published over 100 academic and popular level publications.
Mark is a member of the Theology Working Group of the Lausanne Movement and a member of its Business, Government, Education, Media and Marketplace think tank. He is a member of the Faith and Spirituality at Work Awards Committee of the Tyson Center for Faith and Spirituality at Work at the University of Arkansas. Mark is also a board member for A Rocha, a Christian conservation organization.
Mark has taught at eight universities in five countries, including Asbury Theological Seminary, George Fox University and Bakke Graduate University. Mark has lived and worked in Russia, Chile and Germany and traveled to over 70 countries to carry out a variety of business, educational, humanitarian and religious projects.
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