Rick Russell is a Senior Advisor for State Street Advisors, a Harrisburg-based government relations firm that advocates the regulatory and legislative priorities for a diverse portfolio of clients. Rick Russell joined the firm in February, 2015 after 15 years as Director of Global Government Relations for The Hershey Company. During his tenure in Hershey, Rick directed the lobbying efforts for the US, India, Brazil, China and Malaysia. Primary areas of focus were on international regulatory compliance, business development, and real estate. In 2013, Rick negotiated one of the largest business incentive packages ever offered by the Malaysian Government for a food manufacturing company to support Hershey’s Southeast Asia hub. Domestically, Rick’s practice area included business tax, real estate and environmental compliance. Prior to joining Hershey, Rick served for the Ridge (PA) Administration as Director of Legislative Affairs for the Department of Community and Economic Development and on the PA House of Representatives research staff. Rick has his undergraduate degree from West Chester University in Political Science and a law degree from Widener University. Rick lives in Hershey, PA with his wife and two sons.