Russell Smith

Russell Smith
Manager, Managed Care at Medela, Inc.

Russell Smith

Russell is a 20 year veteran of negotiating and managing purchasing agreements on behalf of pharmaceutical and durable medical equipment manufacturers with IDNs, Federal Government, GPOs, Long Term Care, Specialty Distribution, Trade and Managed Care Organizations. He excels at securing and improving long term national contracts, cultivating influential and productive relationships, and meeting and exceeding major business objectives. Russell earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at the University of Houston, an MBA at the University of Texas at Dallas and is currently working on a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) at the University of Dallas. After graduating, Russell plans to use his DBA to further improve organizational performance in the pharmaceutical and durable medical equipment industries.


University of Houston, BS in Business Management

University of Texas at Dallas, MBA

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2018 Galbraith Lecture Explores 'Dante and Liturgical Time'

As we age, most of us ask ourselves, where has the time gone? Borrowing text from UD's Core curriculum, this spring semester's Galbraith Lecture will explore the difference between our own perception of time, and how the philosopher-poet Dante Alighieri viewed mankind's immortal clock, steeped in Scripture and in life.

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UD Presents: 'Dwelling: Paintings by Peter Ligon and Layla Luna'

The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibition featuring two Dallas/Fort Worth area artists, Peter Ligon and Layla Luna, who articulate the architectural styling of dwelling spaces in their paintings. Both artists will give presentations at an opening reception on Friday, March 23, at 5:30 p.m. in the Haggar Art History Auditorium located in the Haggerty Art Village on the University of Dallas’ Irving campus.

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Politics Major Empowers Youth, Shares Story Through Theater

Although she herself is not able to vote, Liz Magallanes, BA '18, works to make voting possible for other people. She first got involved with the organization Mi Familia Vota in 2014 and has been contributing to their endeavors ever since, including working with high school students in Dallas ISD. Additionally, she recently had a role in the play "Deferred Action."

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