In Memory of Doug Russell
LHS is mourning the passing of our colleague and friend, Doug Russell
Doug leaves this world with great memories and success together as one of the first agency leaders we hired to help lead the Boston office. We hired Doug in March 2018 as SVP, General Manager of LHS. Doug came to LHS from MSL, where he was a SVP for the Healthcare IT practice. Previous to that role, Doug held various PR and media roles at Schwartz Communications, Weber Group, and corporate roles. When he was hired, he presented a plan on how he would help build the PR/media relations practice at LHS, helping to build the culture and camaraderie of our agency. As we look back, Doug was an instrumental leader at LHS and a strong contributor to our growth trajectory.
Doug took a strong interest in LHS Immersion®, our trademarked methodology for messaging and positioning, and he became the Immersion leader, conducting one or two Immersion processes per month. Doug also loved launching companies. He launched several Chinese American companies, including the highly successful Lian Bio, among others and worked with Fleishman Hillard in China on the company launches. He was tenacious and worked tirelessly for client and agency success, including many late night conference calls. He barely missed a day of work.
We are grateful for Doug’s commitment to LHS, our staff, and clients. He cared about our people and was a role model for many. We will miss Doug, his writing, direction on media, and overall general management sense for doing what’s right.
Donna LaVoie, President & CEO