Phil Russell, PE, JD

Senior Vice President, South Central Regional Manager

Phil Russell joined Lochner as director of alternative delivery ­­­in 2009 and, since that time, has supported the firm in roles including director of strategic growth and regional team leader. Today, Phil serves as senior vice president of operations overseeing several offices and teams across the firm’s organizational structure. Prior to joining Lochner, he spent 28 years with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), working on every phase of transportation development – financing, planning, environmental, right of way, design, construction, operation, and maintenance – for tolled and non-tolled highways statewide. For 10 years, Phil also served as Director of the Texas Turnpike Authority Division responsible for establishing TxDOT’s first toll collection system, including both manual and open road tolling lanes. “Over the years, and throughout both my TxDOT and Lochner careers, I have been fortunate enough to be involved in most aspects of the transportation industry, including all phases of project development, from the financing all the way through construction and maintenance. I understand how all of the pieces of the puzzle fit together.” Phil earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas and a J.D. from Texas Wesleyan University

“There are several things that originally attracted me to Lochner and continue to keep me passionate about the company, chief among those being the family feel where people really care about each other. It’s a fundamental building block of high-performing teams. The interplay here has always been very attractive to me – our offices work together for a common goal and support each other.”