As IJM’s Global Resources Consultant, Melissa Russell has served at IJM for over 15 years, leading operations, global partnerships, marketing, and revenue. For the last five years she has served as Regional President of North America, overseeing all executive operations in the region. She launched IJM’s work with transnational corporate supply chain partnerships, and under her leadership IJM has raised nearly $1 billion to rescue women and men from slavery and oppression and help protect over 10 million people around the world. Her teams launched offices in Singapore, Hong Kong and South Korea. Melissa received her B.A. in Journalism and her M.A. in Advertising from UT Austin.