Avis Marie Russell is a Vice-President and Chief Compliance Officer at Parsons Corporation. She joined Parsons in 2011 as Vice-President and Director of Contracts and Procurement, Operations Shared Services. Before joining Parsons, Ms. Russell held positions in both the public sector and in private practice. She was General Counsel at the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority. Ms. Russell was City Attorney and then Executive Counsel to the Mayor of New Orleans during the administration of Marc H. Morial. Litigation, particularly in the areas of construction, personal injury and environmental law, was her focus while a partner at Simon Peragine Smith and Redfearn. She served as a Commissioner and Judge ad Hoc in the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans. Ms. Russell is a graduate of Wellesley College and Tulane University School of Law. She is licensed to practice law in Louisiana and the District of Columbia.