Vice President, Communications, Essential Utilities
Jeanne Russo is vice president, communications for Essential (NYSE: WTRG), one of the largest publicly traded water, wastewater and natural gas providers in the U.S., serving approximately 5.5 million people across 10 states.
In this newly created role, Jeanne will oversee the communications department and all integrated communications. She will add a renewed focus on communications strategy to an already strong team, with a focus on leading the effort to develop and deliver a compelling story that resonates across all stakeholders.
Russo is a tenured communications leader with more than 25 years of experience developing and executing strategic communications for top global brands across several industries, including technology, media/entertainment and retail. Her expertise includes leading integrated communications to build awareness and increase shareholder value.
Russo joined the company in 2022.
Prior to joining Essential, she served as the director of corporate communications at Qurate Retail Group, where she oversaw the rehabilitation of the enterprise narrative for all Qurate brands. She also held senior communications positions with CommScope, ARRIS, Google, Motorola and Comcast.
Education and Professional Achievements
Russo received her bachelor's degree in advertising and public relations from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, as well as a business certificate in marketing.