PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Russ Florence is a partner, president and chief operating officer at Schnake Turnbo Frank, leading the firm’s Oklahoma City office.
Florence brings a broad range of communication and management experience to the firm. With experience in journalism, corporate leadership and consulting, Florence brings a multi-faceted, balanced perspective to his clients. His expertise includes strategic planning, executive coaching, reputation management, crisis communications, media relations and integrated communications.
Florence joined Schnake Turnbo Frank in 2001, and became a partner in 2007. He maintains a key role in leading the company’s strategic growth and external affairs.
Before joining the firm, Florence managed corporate communications for the BOK Financial Corp. He relies on every facet of his experience — journalism, nonprofit, corporate and entrepreneurism — in his work today. Florence is a frequent speaker to universities, professional associations and business groups.
• Education: bachelor’s in agricultural communications, Oklahoma State University
• Community Involvement: Chairman-Elect, Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice; Chairman, Global Gardens; Board Member, Oklahoma State University Alumni Association.
• Accolades: Oklahoma State University School of Agricultural Communications, Graduate of Distinction, 2007; International Association of Business Communicators, Tulsa chapter, John Hartman Communicator of the Year, 2001
• Passions: music, baseball, reading, running, Mexican food