Valdez K. Russell | Principal, VKR Insights
Valdez K. Russell serves as the principal of VKR Insights, a communications and reputation management agency. Throughout his professional career, Valdez has been instrumental in facilitating public relations and communication strategies to help individuals and organizations to build relationships and influence change.
Valdez sharpened his communications and qualitative research skills throughout his career as a college administrator and educator. He served as the Assistant Manager and Academic Dean at The Bahamas Technical & Vocational Institute (BTVI). Prior to his appointment at BTVI, he worked at The College of The Bahamas as the International Relations Liaison Officer where he coordinated the development of faculty, staff and student exchange programs. He was instrumental in the development of international partnerships with colleges and universities. Valdez represented the College and The Bahamas internationally to promote research in the areas of maritime studies, banking and finance, healthcare and sustainable island living.
For the past decade, Valdez has served as a leadership facilitator and corporate trainer, where he helps individuals to develop their leadership skills. He has presented leadership, communications and motivational presentations throughout The Bahamas, Canada, the Caribbean, and the United States and the United Arab Emirates.
In celebration of the Bahamas 40th Anniversary of Independence, The Tribune Newspaper recognized Valdez as one of 40 Bahamians under 40-years old shaping education in the country. Valdez’s previous work at The Ohio State University earned him recognition as an honorary member of the Student Alumni Association.
Valdez received his undergraduate degree in Communications and Public Relations from the University of Nebraska and a master’s degree in College Administration and Leadership Development from the University of Kansas.
Valdez brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to leadership, communications and brand reputation management. He continues to promote national development through preparing individuals to be globally competitive and economically independent.
Valdez enjoys spending quality time with his family in Nassau, Bahamas where dinner and wine at Grammy’s house every Sunday is a most anticipated experience.