What Sets the Barton Russell Group Apart?

Our track record of success. Our reputation. Our relationships. Our experience.

The Barton Russell Group knows small towns. Members of the BRG team are connected, senior-level professionals. Collectively, its Principal and Senior Consultants have more than 100 years of successful, problem-solving experience helping companies overcome challenges and maximize opportunities on Main Street USA. From Connecticut to California, from town halls to the White House, BRG has a proven record of delivering innovative and cost-effective consulting and program management services.

Bart Russell, Principal

Bart Russell has spent more than 30 years serving as the nation’s most prominent spokesman and advocate for America’s 34,000 small towns and their local governments. He was the founding CEO of the National Association of Towns and Townships, a Washington, DC-based organization representing more than 12,000 municipalities. Bart served as President of NATaT’s National Center for Small Communities from 1985 until 1994...
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Stuart Meyer, Senior Consultant

Stuart Meyer is a proud Kentucky native who spent the first 27 years living in small town America. Stuart spent his early career working in national and state politics, including the administration of a Kentucky governor who ignited his passion for small town revitalization, economic development, workforce development and tourism.  After government, Stuart moved into executive not-for-profit management...
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Dave Fearon, Senior Consultant

Dr. David Fearon knows small towns. He's lived and made a difference in several small Maine communities, and has been a valuable advisor to the organizations such as the National Center for Small Communities and the Council of Small Towns. Dave also knows a lot about business and communities, and how to bring out the best in people for producing excellent products, services...
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Ken Sternad, Senior Consultant

Ken Sternad enjoyed a 35-year career with UPS, where he served as vice president of worldwide Public Relations and Media Affairs, as well as president of The UPS Foundation.  He was responsible for all media relations, reputation management, executive communications, marketing public relations and crisis communications activities for the company globally.  As president of The UPS Foundation...
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