Russell Stall

About the Council member

Russell Stall refers to himself as a boomerang – someone who grew up in Greenville, moved away and didn’t return for many years because Greenville wasn’t progressive enough. According to Councilmember Stall, during the 16 years he was away, Greenville changed, becoming a place where he wanted his family to grow and thrive. After returning, Councilmember Stall founded Greenville Forward, a nonprofit organization responsible for facilitating and shepherding a community vision for Greenville. Through Greenville Forward, Councilmember Stall worked to make a genuine difference in the future of Greenville County and its residents and visitors and encouraged other community organizations and leaders to do the same.

Councilmember Stall is a South Carolina Master Gardener, a certified journeyman beekeeper and a member of the Woodworkers Guild of Greenville.


Councilmember Stall and his wife, Susan, have been married for 26 years and have two grown sons, Hampton and Harrison.

Education & Employment

Councilmember Stall has a BA in psychology from Washington and Lee University and an MBA from Emory University's Goizueta School.

Prior to founding Greenville Forward, Councilmember Stall owned ResearchWorks, a strategic marketing research firm focused on community development and customer satisfaction research. He was also the class facilitator for Leadership Greenville for 11 years.

Community Service and Recognition

Councilmember Stall is past president of the Rotary Club of Greenville and has served on numerous boards including the Warehouse Theatre, St. Francis Hospital Foundation, Metropolitan Arts Council, Greenville Chamber of Commerce, Cancer Society of Greenville County, Project Host Soup Kitchen, Greenville University Center, Friends of the Greenville Zoo and the United Negro College Fund. He was the Leadership Greenville Alumni of the Year in 2013 and has been named one of Greenville's Most Influential People by Greenville Business Magazine three times.