Michelle Russo

Chief Communications Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Michelle Russo is a distinguished communications executive whose career has been built on helping organizations serve their customers better through leading-edge communication strategies that utilize the latest technologies. She currently serves as Chief Communications Officer at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – the world’s largest advocacy organization for business, where she represents companies of all sizes and across all sectors. Russo transformed and modernized the communications function to develop integrated strategies and data-driven campaigns that frame the public debate, elevate issues important to the business community and drive value for its members. Before joining the Chamber, Russo spent four years in London as Executive Vice President of Global Communications for leading media company Discovery, Inc., where she supervised cross-functional marketing and communications teams across the U.S., Europe, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific. In addition, she led the top-to-bottom communications and public affairs strategy for the company’s groundbreaking first broadcast of the Olympic Winter Games across Europe. Earlier in her career, Russo was a media consultant on two Presidential campaigns and served as the primary spokesperson on media issues at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under both Democratic and Republican leadership.