LaJuanna Russell

Business Management Associates, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia

A visionary who started her now award-winning, multi-million-dollar business with a personal investment of $500, Ms. LaJuanna Russell has more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of business operations and government contracting. She is particularly practiced in the areas of human resource management and process improvement and is a sought-after speaker on topics such as Future of Work, leadership, diversity and inclusion, entrepreneurship, and women in government contracting. In 2023, she was an inaugural inductee into the George Washington School of Business (GWSB) Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame and in May of that year, delivered the Undergraduate Commencement speech for the GWSB.

In addition to her certification as a Six Sigma Green Belt, Ms. Russell holds a BA in Communication Studies from Virginia Tech and an accelerated MBA with concentrations in International Business and Finance from George Washington University. She is chair of Small Business Majority’s Board of Directors, Chair-Elect for the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, a member of The George Washington School of Business Advisory Board, a member of Professional Services Council Board of Directors Executive Council,  a member of The Campagna Center Board of Directors Executive Committee, a member of the Women Impacting Public Policy’s Board of Directors, a member of Intuit’s Small Business Council, and past chair of Alexandria Commission on Employment.  Ms. Russell is a member of the Arlington Chapter of the Links Incorporated, a member of the BOW Collective, and an alumna of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program.