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Russell Wooldridge Celebrates a Decade with DRI!

June 30, 2017 Leave a comment dridrive

2015 WooldridgeSurrounded by show girls, dangling from a zipline, in Colonial dress, the voice of DRI webinars, moderating a general session, masterminding new offerings, sorting out myriad organizations’ training needs, in 10 years with DRI International Russell Wooldridge has done it all…and all in his own inimitable style!

If you don’t know Russell… Scratch that. Everyone knows Russell, DRI’s senior director of business development and all-around dynamo. And everyone knows that Russell is both a force of nature and a passionate advocate for our profession.

Russell 2Said DRI President Al Berman, “Russell has been my colleague at DRI International longer than anyone else. He has helped make DRI International the leader in this field that we are today. Under his leadership, DRI has expanded its course offerings and created forums on college campuses that allow us to communicate with the next generations of professionals and created a webinar series that is attended by more professionals than any other such outreach program. On a personal note, Russell has become a friend, one that I have learned to depend upon.  Thanks Russell and congratulations.”

Russell 3“We appreciate Russell’s long years of service. He has demonstrated unfailing dedication to DRI’s mission and to the needs of our broader community of Certified Professionals,” said DRI Executive Director Chloe Demrovsky. “Personally, he has been a trusted colleague and friend since I first started with the company, always willing to jump into a spirited debate or help out on a project that really needs the special Russell touch or his unique ability to command a room. He will always rise to the challenge — whether it means dressing as George Washington for the Awards of Excellence gala in Philadelphia at DRI2013 or taking flight on a zipline above the Vegas lights for the DRI Foundation at DRI2017. I look forward to continuing our productive and warm working relationship in this next phase.”

It is with warm hearts that we at DRI wish Russell a happy 10th anniversary. Please join us in congratulating Russell on a decade of DRI service – shoot him an email at or call him at (410) 379-2101. He’d love to hear from you.