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.

Education

University of Houston, BS in Business Management

University of Texas at Dallas, MBA

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When Foresight Is 20/20: Endowment Gains 27 Percent in One Stroke Thanks to $10 Investment 24 Years Ago

At a time when many small liberal arts universities are struggling, the University of Dallas has some good news to offer: The strategic sale of the apartment complex owned by the university for 24 years has increased the endowment by nearly 27 percent, or $16 million, bringing the current value to over $76 million. Further, this increase is predicted to eventually generate an additional $800,000 annually for UD's operations, capital and maintenance budgets.

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