Abbi Russell

Senior Communications Specialist

Abbi Russell is a versatile communicator who works with businesses, non-profits, and public agencies to inform and educate diverse audiences about projects and issues of all scopes and sizes. With 14 years of hands-on experience in public relations and community outreach for the construction, transportation, and port industries, Abbi knows how to make communications a…

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Good communication is foundational to success, whether we’re chatting with a colleague in the hall or executing complex public outreach campaigns. At MFA, I partner with clients to deliver information in ways that achieve their objectives and meet the unique needs of stakeholders and communities.
Good communication is foundational to success, whether we’re chatting with a colleague in the hall or executing complex public outreach campaigns. At MFA, I partner with clients to deliver information in ways that achieve their objectives and meet the unique needs of stakeholders and communities.
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Who is Abbi Russell?

Abbi Russell is a versatile communicator who works with businesses, non-profits, and public agencies to inform and educate diverse audiences about projects and issues of all scopes and sizes. With 14 years of hands-on experience in public relations and community outreach for the construction, transportation, and port industries, Abbi knows how to make communications a two-way street, bringing people together and sharing information in ways that are accessible and meaningful.

Abbi has extensive strategic planning, media relations, and crisis communications experience for projects and issues of all scopes and sizes, from multimillion-dollar state highway projects and major natural disasters to real estate development projects and community events. She is also an accomplished storyteller who has produced a wide variety of creative content, served as lead editor for her organizations, and earned communications and photography awards for her work.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Public Affairs, Washington State University Vancouver

Awards

American Association of Port Authorities Communications Excellence Awards, 2017 and 2018 (team awards)

 

Washington State Department of Transportation Communicator of the Year, 2011

 

American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials “Faces of Transportation” Photo Grand Prize, 2009

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