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David Russo

David Russo

As the HR leader for SAS Institute for 19 years, David Russo grew the company’s celebrated people culture from the time the world’s largest privately held software company had only 50 employees to its present size of almost 10,000 employees. Under his direction, SAS Institute was named in Fortune magazine’s Top Ten Best Companies to Work For for four consecutive years, and it placed 10 times on the Working Mother magazine’s list of 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers. As a result of its outstanding people-oriented workplace environment, SAS Institute was featured positively on 60 Minutes in 2003. (Update: As I was putting this profile together, SAS Institute was named #1 in Fortune’s annual list of Best Companies To Work For. David’s programs continue to drive the corporate culture there.

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