Chief Compliance Officer
Katherine Russell joined the firm in 2018 and serves as chief compliance officer for Ferguson Wellman and West Bearing. In this role, she oversees all company compliance policies and procedures. Prior to joining our firm, she worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for over 22 years. While at the FBI, she served as a supervisory special agent and was responsible for overseeing the White Collar Crime Program which handled cases related to complex financial crimes, public corruption, healthcare fraud, government fraud, and human trafficking and civil rights.
Russell earned her B.S. in banking and finance from Mississippi State University and her Juris Doctorate from University of Alabama School of Law. She is a member of the Alabama State Bar, FBI Agent’s Association and holds top secret security clearance and is also a certified fraud examiner.
Russell is an avid athlete, having participated in over 25 half marathons and hiked 25 peaks over 14,000 feet. When she has free time, she continues to pursue athletic adventures with her husband and two children.