October 23, 2020
By Radina Russell & Megan Shattuck
Radina Russell, based in Atlanta, has extensive experience advising senior management and board directors of Fortune 500 companies on complex strategic, financial and reputation management situations.
Most recently, Radina was the Group Vice President and Head of External Corporate Communications and Multicultural Community Engagement for Macy’s, Inc. With responsibility across Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Blue Mercury, Radina worked with the CEO, CFO, President and other senior leaders on the company’s transformation narrative. In this role, she led strategic financial communications, business & consumer media relations, cyber & crisis communications, labor relations strategy, sustainability reporting, executive thought leadership, corporate social media strategy, litigation communications and diversity & inclusion engagement.
Prior to Macy’s, Radina was a senior strategic and financial communications advisor across a number of special situations, with a primary focus on shareholder activism, unsolicited and friendly cross-border M&A, IPOs, and corporate inversions. She previously led the Investor Relations Practice at Teneo and co-led the Global Shareholder Activism Defense and Capital Markets Advisory Practice (New York) at Brunswick Group. Radina also previously was Vice President, Equity Research at J.P. Morgan covering Broadlines Retail and Food Retail where she led a number of IPOs.
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