The Russell Group - Washington

When you hire us, you get all of us.

The Russell Group is Washington’s leading bipartisan government relations firm focused exclusively on food and agriculture public policy.

Founded in 1985, our uncompromised integrity and legacy of results have established the firm as the industry standard-bearer. Today, our team builds on that legacy with a modern approach marrying time-tested, direct advocacy with strategic foresight on all matters impacting the agricultural policy landscape.

Our Team

Randy Russell
Tyson Redpath
Dan Glickman
Jessica Schulken
Ashlee Johnson
Andrew Harker
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Rainey Sewell
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Our Roots

The Russell Group - Roots

In 1985, two distinguished public servants – Dick Lyng and Bill Lesher – formed Lyng & Lesher, a food and agriculture consulting firm that would later become The Russell Group.


Randy Russell joined the firm in February 1986. Shortly after, Dick Lyng was named Secretary of Agriculture by former President Ronald Reagan. Under Bill and Randy, the firm established itself as the leader in food and agriculture advocacy.


Our bipartisan team continues to set the standard for premier food and agriculture government relations services, while carrying forth the spirit and commitment that personified our founders and defined our earlier days. We provide our clients with experience and credibility on both sides of the aisle.

We believe that people are the foundation of our government and care deeply how that government affects your business. There is no substitute for personal knowledge and experience.
The Russell Group - Trusted Advocacy

Trusted advocacy
built with integrity.