Cathy Russell Bio | Wiki
Cathy Russell (Full name Catherine M. Russell) is an American political adviser and attorney. She currently acts as the director of the White House Presidential Personnel Office. There, she sits on the board of directors of global Women for Women International. On top of that, Russell also acts as the Co-Chair of the Global Programs Committee.
She was Jill Biden’s chief of staff, the Second Lady of the United States. On May 8, 2013 – January 20, 2017, Russell was the United States’ Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues. She took part in modeling the U.S. foreign policy on gender equality.
Cathy Russell Age | Birthday
Russell was born on March 4, 1961, in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States. She is 59 years old.
Cathy Russell Height
She is a woman of average stature. Russell stands at a height of 5 ft 4 in. (Approx 1.63m).
Cathy Russell Family
Russell was born and brought up in Jersey City, New Jersey by her parents Paul Russell (father) and Ann Russell (mother). However, She has a brother-in-law named Mike Donilon who has served as Joe Biden’s mentor.
Cathy Russell Husband
Russell is married to Thomas Donilon, who served as an advisor for President Obama’s National Security team. Together, the couple is blessed with two children named Teddy and Sarah. They all live in Washington, D.C.
Russell graduated from Boston College, magna cum laude. She was awarded a philosophy degree, and also holds Juris Doctor from George Washington University.
Cathy Russell Political Adviser | Director
Russell began working in Democratic politics right after law school, She worked on Walter Mondale and Joseph Biden’s presidential campaigns. Russell was Counsel, and later Senior Counsel of the senate’s Judiciary Committee. Senator Patrick Leahy chaired this committee in Capitol Hill. Furthermore, she served as Staff Director In the Senate Judiciary Committee under Joseph Biden as the chair.
Russel worked on the Supreme Court nomination of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer. She took part in the successful passage of the Act Violence Against Women which she drafted in 2007. Russell also served as Associate Deputy Attorney General for Janer Reno. As an adviser to Vice President Biden and his wife Dr. Jill. Additionally, she served as chief of staff to Jill Biden’s presidential campaign in 2008.
Cathy Russell Global Women Issue.
The then- vice president Joe Biden sworn Russell in office. It was after Senate’s unanimous confirmation. Her goals were, To ensure State Department adopted gender issues. Women’s economic participation was promoted, implementation of the National Action Plan on Women, expanding political participation, putting an end to gender-based violence, moreover, investing in women and girls’ health and education.
Russell’s goal was to end global girl child’s early marriage. She designed and released the U.S. Global Strategy to empower girls. It was also to ensured her efforts were successful. Later, the adolescent girls’ empowerment program was established in Afghanistan in March 2016.
Cathy Russell Salary
As a political expert, Russell attracts a decent amount. Her average salary is $300,000 per year.
Cathy Russell Net Worth.
Russell is a political adviser and director of the White House Presidential Personnel Office. There is no doubt therefore, she has accumulated a decent fortune over the years. Russell’s estimated net worth is $15 million.