Thursday, February 19, 2015
KCTAA Honors Russ Welsh with Distinguished Alum Award
Russ Welsh is the Chairman and CEO of Polsinelli, a position he’s held for almost twenty years. Before taking on the responsibility of leading the firm as CEO, Russ practiced for 30 years as a commercial trial attorney. During that time he tried cases from New York to California.
Russ has guided Polsinelli’s strategic growth trajectory, positioning the firm as a comprehensive national business, regulatory and litigation law firm with 740 lawyers in 20 offices around the country.
Russ has long been deeply committed to civic involvement in Kansas City, including as a past Chairman of the Board of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and of the Board of the Starlight Theatre Association. He is also a member of the Boards of Directors of the Civic Council of Kansas City and of the United Way. Russ is also past president of the Board of Trustees of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Mid-America Chapter. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, the Community Blood Center, and the Kansas City Area Development Council. He is a former Chairman of an American Bar Association Products Liability Sub Committee. Russ and his wife Debbie have chaired many civic and charitable fundraising events in Kansas City.