Richard Mather Russell
Associate Director (Designate)
Office of Science and Technology Policy
|Since November 2001, Richard Russell has served as Associate Director
(Designate) for Technology at the Office of Science and Technology
Policy. Between March and November of last year, he served as Chief
of Staff. Prior to joining OSTP he worked on the Presidential Transition
Teams for the Department of Commerce, National Science Foundation,
From 1995-2001, Mr. Russell worked for the House of Representatives
Committee on Science and has a background in technology and environmental
policy. The Committee has oversight responsibilities for all Federal
civilian research and development and authorizing responsibilities
for most civilian science programs.
During his time on the Committee, Mr. Russell helped draft a wide
variety of legislation, including efforts to expand and improve coordination
of federal information technology research, improve computer security,
and authorize agencies such as the National Institute of Standards
and Technology. He also was charged with overseeing the committees
technology policy, coordinating its oversight agenda, and helping
manage the committees majority staff.
Mr. Russell began his tenure on the Committee as a professional staff
member for the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment. He was promoted
to staff director for the Subcommittee on Technology and finally to
deputy chief of staff for the full Science Committee.
Prior to joining the Science Committee, Mr. Russell was a professional
staff member of the Merchant Marine and Fisheries Subcommittee on
Oceanography. The Oceanography Subcommittee had jurisdiction over
ocean and environmental research and management.
Mr. Russell received his initial congressional experience working
for Congressman Curt Weldon (R-PA). He then joined the staff of Senator
John Seymour (R-CA).
Mr. Russell began his career in Washington, D.C. as a research fellow
for the Conservation Foundation. In 1988 he earned a B.S. in Biology
from Yale University.
Mr. Russell is married to Lynley Ogilvie. Ms. Ogilvie is an accomplished
attorney with the law firm of Latham and Watkins. They have a new
son, George, and live in Virginia.