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Dylan Russell

Executive Director, Lead for North Carolina
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Dylan Russell is the executive director of Lead for North Carolina at the UNC School of Government and a co-founder of Lead for America. Lead for North Carolina has placed 28 students in high-impact fellowships in local government across the state. He has secured over $2.5 million in private support to advance Lead for North Carolina's mission. Prior to serving as executive director, Dylan was a development officer at the School of Government, a policy analyst at the NC Department of Public Instruction, a fifth-grade public school teacher, a White House intern during the Obama Administration, and a member of the Board of Trustees at Appalachian State University. Dylan served as president of the Graduate Student Body at UNC and president of the Student Body at Appalachian. Dylan was awarded the Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award from the UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor and the Plemmons Leadership Medallion by the Appalachian State University Board of Trustees. Dylan earned a B.S. in education from Appalachian State University and is a graduate of the UNC Master of Public Administration program.

Dylan Russell CV 2021 (pdf, 320.19 KB)
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