Full Name
T.R. Straub
Job Title
Corporate Affairs & DEI Consultant
Company
Russell Reynolds Associates
Speaker Bio
TR Straub co-leads the firm’s Corporate Affairs and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Practices, based in Washington, D.C. With over a decade of search experience, he focuses on searches in government relations, corporate communications and public affairs and leads DEI consulting engagements. Recent work has included Chief Government Relations Officer, Chief Communications Officer, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief DEI Officer roles for corporations, nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions. Since 2018, 100% of slates for the searches TR has managed include both diverse gender and ethnic representation, leading to 60% of successful candidates identifying as female and 30% of successful candidates identifying as ethnically diverse.

Additionally, TR is a member of the firm’s Social Justice Practice, serving progressive and impact-oriented organizations, primarily when advocacy is a core element of the organization’s work. He is also a passionate supporter of diversity and inclusion, serving on the firm’s internal Diversity & Inclusion Committee and counseling clients on DEI work.

TR joined Russell Reynolds Associates after seven years with another executive search firm, where he most recently was a Senior Vice President, leading corporate communications and government relations assignments out of both New York and Washington, D.C. Previously, TR worked with Teach for America, first as a Corps Member in the Baltimore City Public Schools, then as a Recruitment Director, organizing the strategy for college recruitment and awareness campaigns.

TR holds a B.A. in leadership studies from the University of Richmond, and an M.A. in teaching and social studies from Johns Hopkins University. He Chairs the Advisory Council for the College of Charleston’s Department of Communications, and is a member of the Public Affairs Council and the Arthur W. Page Society.
T.R. Straub