Johnson, Russell Evan
Professional in Residence - Business Management
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Last Updated: 10/24/18 -

Founder of The Playful Leader, Inc., a leadership training company, Russ is a sought-after and compelling speaker and trainer who has spoken to major companies such as Disney, Microsoft, American Express, Caesar's Entertainment, E*Trade and many more. He also delivers "student engagement" seminars across the country. 

He has shared the stage with the likes of Jay Leno and Steve Young with groups as large as 400 business managers at corporate conferences.

He is the author of two books on leadership, influence and engagement. He has degrees from BYU and Thunderbird Global School of Management. 

Russ has taught many business classes at Snow Community College and served as the Director of the Small Business Development Center and is now thrilled to be a part of the UVU team!

His prized possession is his family and especially two grand babies (Raif & Owen)!