Senior Manager

Kris Russell

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Meet Kris

An experienced environmental consultant, Kris is recognized globally for implementing sustainability solutions that reduce costs, increase access to capital, improve resilience, enrich employee and community engagement and protect natural resources. As the former Environmental Program Manager of the Dallas Fort Worth Airport, Kris led DFW to become the first carbon-neutral airport in North America and won the 2020 United Nations Global Climate Action Award.

While helping clients meet their Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) goals, Kris applies a systems mindset and helps organizations solve problems holistically to improve sustainability and drive positive impacts. His expertise includes creating enterprise sustainability programs that align with strategic plans.

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Professional History


  • Airports Council International (ACI)


  • University of North Texas
  • University of Texas at Austin


  • Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
  • National Academy of Science
  • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


  • 2020 UN Global Climate Action Award, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Recognizing DFW Airport Climate Action Program

Speaking Engagements

  • “Accelerating Our recovery – Sustainability North Stars,” 2021 Passenger Terminal Conference, January 27, 2021
  • “DFW Climate Action,” City of Dallas Environment and Sustainability Committee, April 5, 2021
  • “An Introduction to ESG,” IIA Springfield Chapter, December 1, 2021
  • “An Introduction to ESG,” IIA Saint Louis Chapter, December 8, 2021
  • “An Introduction to ESG,” IIA Atlanta, December 8, 2021
  • “Risk Briefing on ESG,” December 9, 2021
  • “An Introduction to ESG,” IIA Jefferson City Chapter, January 20, 2021

Thought Leadership Publications

  • “Making Aviation More Sustainable - Dallas Fort Worth Airport,” International Airport Review, March 5, 2021
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