Bob Russ, Jr.
Director of Communications & Human Resources
Bob Russ has been with Miracles In Sight since 2007, driving change and innovation in all areas of human resources, including recruitment/on-boarding programs, leadership training and mentoring, pay systems, benefits, performance management, legal compliance, organization design/ development, policy development, and strategic planning. He has directed MIS’s call center, marketing and public relations/outreach efforts, legislative liaison, Hospital Development and his efforts were an industry leader in marketing to hospice for donor referrals.
He assisted in the design and development of Triad Cornea Community, organization design and integration of two eye banks into the MIS fold, installation of an ADP HRIS system, developed and implemented a new branding/identity system for MIS, served on a team to move the company into a newly developed IT environment, and assisted with the strategic evaluation and implementation of a new operational database. He has also served on the Board of Directors for Vision Share, DataMax and was Board Chair for Donate Life NC.
Prior to working at MIS, Bob served in a number of Human Resources roles at HanesBrands/Sara Lee Corporation, then a Fortune 50 company at the division and corporate levels for 20 years. He was a co-owner of EMS Management and Consultants. Bob is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill with a B.S. in Industrial Relations and a graduate of the UNC-Chapel Hill Executive Development Institute. He plays bass guitar and lives in the beautiful North Carolina mountains with his wife, Bridgette.