H. J. Russell & Company Welcomes Michael Swick as New Vice President of Operations

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

H. J. Russell & Company (Russell) announces the hiring of Michael Swick as their new Vice President of Operations for the construction division. Swick most recently worked as Director of Sustainability and as Senior Project Manager for Choate, a $1B Atlanta-based commercial construction firm.

In his new role, Swick will be responsible for the overall leadership and growth of Russell’s construction group. He will report directly to Chief Executive Officer, Michael B. Russell, and he joins the other members of the company’s senior leadership team.

Swick has more than 22 years of construction experience serving a variety of industries, including hospitality, multifamily, office, industrial, public works, athletic facilities, and retail throughout the United States.

“Michael’s extensive experience, coupled with his driven entrepreneurial spirit, brings a wealth of knowledge and energy to our executive team, and I believe he will be a competitive advantage to the division and the company as a whole,” said Michael B. Russell, CEO, Russell. “He will help us build on our expertise with every new challenge and complex project because of the knowledge he’s bringing to the table from the broad spectrum of projects he’s worked on.”

“I am excited to bring my breadth of knowledge to the Russell team, helping to drive its mission to be recognized as a national leader in the construction industry,” said Swick. “The Russell family has built an amazing organization and I am honored to be a part of it. I’m looking forward to helping grow Russell with a servant heart and hope to be a catalyst for enhancing the quality of life of our community.”

Originally from Massachusetts, Swick graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology with a degree in construction management. He also attended Boston University, where he studied mechanical engineering. Swick is a LEED accredited professional and previously served as the president of the U.S. Green Building Council of Georgia. In 2011, he was recognized by Engineering News-Record (ENR) as one of the Southeast’s Top 20 Under 40.