Clackamas County Leadership Academy

Bates RussellBates Russell

Dept: Technology Services
Title: IS Project Coordinator
Location: 121 Library Ct.
Years with County: 3.5

A brief introduction:
Bates received his undergraduate degree in Tourism Marketing from Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, Colorado. He later earned a Master of Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Bates most recently completed the Clackamas County Leadership Program in 2013. After more than a decade as an educator, Bates made the leap into County Government. Bates is currently the Information Services Project Coordinator for Technology Services and has been in that position since January 2012. Bates is currently responsible for leading the Call Center and Web Helpdesk division of TS. In addition, Bates is responsible for the technology training and education of County employees.

Why I am interested in serving as an advisor:
Recently I completed the Clackamas County Leadership Program. I found it to be full of extremely useful information and activities. I found particular usefulness in the mentoring portion of the program. I am hoping to give back to the program by being an advisor and growing relationships in the County.

My strengths in leadership are:
I like challenges and opportunities for growth. Technology changes frequently and I find joy in developing unique solutions. I enjoy learning, and with my education background, I love helping others to grow and learn.

Favorite quote:
"Do…or do not. There is no try" -Yoda