DMRussell Consulting Inc. is a tourism services firm formed in 2002 to provide senior-level tourism advice to governments and the private sector.
The principal, David Russell, has over 30 years of experience, most recently as Managing Director for KPMG Consulting LP's international tourism consulting practice. Prior to joining KPMG, he was partner responsible for the tourism practice for ARA Consulting Group Inc, one of Canada's leading consulting firms specializing in international consulting services. David has directed over 200 tourism assignments in more 20 countries in the last two decades. His projects have ranged from Cabinet-level advice on tourism destination issues to directing multi-disciplinary teams of up of to 75 experts in preparing tourism master plans. This experience has included extensive feasibility work, conducted for domestic and international clients on hotels and resorts, interpretive centres and museums, tourism services, land use developments, and technology initiatives.
Closely related to tourism is Davids land-use planning experience, including long-range and waterfront planning for Halifax, Canada where he directed the City's long-ranging planning unit, and various downtown and waterfront planning and development projects in Canada, the US and the Caribbean.
DMRussell Consulting Inc works with an extensive network of domestic and international specialists to deliver quality consulting services to clients in the following areas:
Tourism - legislation, destination management plans and development strategies, product development plans, ecotourism, industry competitiveness and tourism standards programs, marketing and positioning, branding
Feasibility Analyses - for projects ranging from public and private sector tourism projects to major development projects for downtown and waterfront community areas
Development Projects and Land Use Planning - land development projects, land use planning systems, destination resort planning, tourism product planning for parks and protected areas, waterfront planning, downtown planning
B.A. (Economics), Carleton University, Canada
M.C.P. (City Planning/Economics), University of Pennsylvania
2002-presentPresident, DMRussell Consulting Inc. 19992002 Managing Director, KPMG Canada 19901999Partner, The ARA Consulting Group Inc. 19871989Vice-President, Western Region, The DPA Group Inc. 19851986Manager, The DPA Group Inc., Winnipeg 19821985Senior Consultant and Manager, The DPA Group Inc., Ottawa 19761982head, Municipal Plan Division, City of Halifax Planning Department. 19741975Researcher, Philadelphia Partnership Ltd. 19701973Planner, City of Halifax