Phil RussellPE, JD

South Central Regional Manager

Phil Russell serves as the South Central Regional Manager, leading our growth and operational initiatives in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. He joined Lochner in 2009 as director of alternative delivery, working with public agencies to develop and implement innovative delivery and financing methods.  

Prior to joining the firm, he spent 28 years with the Texas Department of Transportation, working on every phase of transportation development – from financing, planning, environmental, right of way, and design to construction, operation, and maintenance – for tolled and non-tolled highways statewide. Phil also served as Director of the Texas Turnpike Authority Division responsible for establishing TxDOT’s first toll collection system. Phil earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a juris doctorate from Texas Wesleyan University.