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05/26/19

Russell Investments supervisor honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

  • Russell Investments supervisor honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

SEATTLE – Brad Jung, managing director of North America Sales of Russell Investments was presented with a Patriot Award May 22 by King County Chair Phil Sanders of the Washington Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve in recognition of extraordinary support of his employee serving in the Guard and Reserve.

Jung was nominated by Army National Guardsman 2nd Lt. Brandon Lehman, a former regional investment consultant.  “Brad and Russell Investments were more than supportive when I decided to re-enlist to pursue my commission,” said Lehman. “They contacted my wife and family while I was away and always made me feel wanted and accepted … even recognizing me at corporate events. Obviously, Russell Investments understands the need for a strong National Guard and Reserve force.”

“The Patriot Award was created by ESGR to publicly recognize individuals who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to their employees, who like the citizen warriors before them, have answered their nation’s call to serve,” said Sanders. “Our Guard and Reserve members could not perform their military duty without knowing their civilian employer supports them 100 percent.”

“It was an incredible honor to be recognized for supporting veterans, active military, and our men and women in the armed services,” said Jung.  “This recognition goes beyond one person and shows the power of our Russell associates in supporting the service of one of our teammates.” “While out on training leave, associates within US Advisory & Intermediary Solutions reached out to Brandon’s family to offer support while Lehman was out,” Jung continued. “This is an excellent example of how the RI culture and leadership encourages us to help support each other both inside and outside of work.”

ESGR, a Department of Defense program, seeks to foster a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States. For more information about ESGR outreach programs or volunteer opportunities, call (800) 336-4590 or visit www.ESGR.mil.

Photo caption: Brad Jung (right), managing director of North America Sales of Russell Investments was presented with a Patriot Award May 22 by King County Chair Phil Sanders (left) of the Washington Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve in recognition of extraordinary support of his employee serving in the Guard and Reserve. Jung was nominated Army National Guardsman 2nd Lt. Brandon Lehman, a former regional investment consultant.


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