Russell Betts has been appointed Vice President, Chief Operating Officer for Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, the largest Make-A-Wish Chapter in the US. As the largest Make-A-Wish® Chapter in the United States, the Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana (OKI) Chapter granted nearly 780 wishes in 2012 and more than any other Chapter in the country. With six offices in the tri-state area and headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, the Chapter is highly motivated to do more. By 2015, the goal is to grant 1000 wishes in order to meet the needs of even more children in the region. He is very excited to have the chance to utilize his experience and knowledge to help benefit children.
Previously, Russell was a Practice Director for Netsmart Technologies, where he oversaw and directed a cross functional team comprised of solution architects, engagement leaders, delivery consultants, and project managers, driving efforts to build a high-performing infrastructure to achieve goals. He spearheaded efforts to improve overall service quality to maximize customer satisfaction and retention.
Russell earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Miami University and is a Project Management Professional.
McIntyre Executive Search, a retained executive search firm, assisted Make-A-Wish in the recruitment and selection of Russell Betts.