Jane T. Russell Award

Established by NBR in 2004, the Jane T. Russell (JTR) Award honors the memory of the late Mrs. Jane T. Russell, wife of former NBR Chairman George Russell.

Jane T. Russell

The award is conferred annually on an NBR Project Associate, Fellow, Assistant, or Intern who has made a positive and distinct impact on the quality of life at NBR, just as Jane did at the Frank Russell Company (now Russell Investments). Jane was the driving force behind the Frank Russell Company’s culture and was responsible for the company’s recognition by Fortune magazine as one of the best places to work in the United States. Learn more about Jane.

AWARD

The award consists of a $500 cash prize and certificate.

AWARD RECIPIENTS

Brian O’Keefe, 2019 recipient of the Jane T. Russell Award


Ashley Johnson, 2017 recipient of the Jane T. Russell Award


Andy Nguyen, 2016 recipient of the Jane T. Russell Award


Craig Scanlan, 2015 recipient of the Jane T. Russell Award


Sara Itagaki, 2013 recipient of the Jane T. Russell Award


Greg Chaffin, 2012 recipient of the Jane T. Russell Award


Joe Narus receives Jane T. Russell Award
Joe Narus, 2010 recipient of the Jane T. Russell Award


Daniel Alderman receives Jane T. Russell Award
Daniel Alderman, 2009 recipient of the Jane T. Russell Award


Benjamin Gadbaw receives Jane T. Russell Award
Benjamin Gadbaw, 2008 recipient of the Jane T. Russell Award


Stephanie Renzi receives Jane T. Russell Award
Stephanie Renzi, 2007 recipient of the Jane T. Russell Award


John Graham receives Jane T. Russell Award
John Graham, 2006 recipient of the Jane T. Russell Award


Tabitha Mallory receives Jane T. Russell Award
Tabitha Mallory, 2005 recipient of the Jane T. Russell Award


Adi Salehuddin receives Jane T. Russell Award
Adi Salehuddin, 2004 recipient of the Jane T. Russell Award


Julie Bennion receives Jane T. Russell Award
Julie Bennion, 2003 recipient of the Jane T. Russell Award. Neil Beck (not pictured) also received the award in 2003.


A POEM BY KAROLOS J. KARNIKIS

An Afternoon with Jane

A staff retreat, time to reflect
On how, together, we perfect
Our place of work, our goals, our lives,
The mission t’ward which each here strives.
The day began on Shadowfax,
With time to talk and to relax.
Basked in sun, we peered o’er the rail
As t’ward Gig Harbor we set sail.
We’d come to meet that woman who,
As people ‘round the nation knew,
Was key to Russell’s great success
And awesome talents did possess.
What keeps you up at night? she asked.
A project? Some unfinished task?
Which values guide you through the day?
What attitude do you convey?
Communication is a must,
With honesty, respect, and trust.
Smart people should be on your team
So push yourself and dare to dream.
Wash windows, think outside the box
For as you form the building blocks
For NBR to learn and grow
So too your own seeds do you sow.
Precious hours she did share
Hours in which we fell heir
To pearls of wisdom and advice
To which one can’t attach a price.
And now we try without success
To adequately here express
The honor, gratitude, and gain
We felt that afternoon with Jane.