Donata Russell Major, CEO, Concessions International LLC; George McKerrow Jr., president and CEO, Ted’s Montana Grill; H. Jerome Russell, president, H. J. Russell & Company; and Michael Russell, CEO, H. J. Russell and Company will be inducted into the Business Hall of Fame at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business.
Robinson’s Business Hall of Fame is the highest honor given by the college to business leaders in recognition of their accomplishments in industry as well as their contributions to the community.
“Donata, Jerome and Michael have been tremendously successful as business and civic leaders, and personify the spirit of the Business Hall of Fame,” said Robinson College Dean H. Fenwick Huss. “Their accomplishments are substantial, as is their civic commitment. They have also significantly built on the legacy of their father, Herman J. Russell, who was one of our first inductees back in 1985.”
“George has demonstrated a passion and expertise in the restaurant business for more than 40 years, and has introduced innovation to that industry throughout his career,” said Huss. “He possesses the key ingredients to succeed in business and in life, and will make a wonderful addition to our Hall of Fame.”
The four will be inducted at a dinner on Tuesday, September 17 at the St. Regis Atlanta. Now in its 29th year, the Business Hall of Fame was begun in 1985. With the addition of Major, McKerrow, Russell and Russell, there will be 79 inductees. Atlanta Daily World Publisher M. Alexis Scott was inducted into the Hall in 2007.