Frank, Nancy Russell Retire From Pulliam Trust
A few years before she died, Nina Mason Pulliam, who helped her husband, Eugene C. Pulliam, build Central Newspapers Inc. into one of the nation’s leading newspaper publishing companies, began to think about how to ensure her humanitarian interests would continue long after she was gone.
So she turned to Frank Russell, then president and later chairman of the board of the publishing company, which include The Arizona Republic and The Indianapolis News. She asked him to oversee a charitable trust that would create opportunities for people in need, care for animals and nature, and improve community life in Arizona and Indiana, where she lived and worked.
Photo of Frank Russell shot for AZ Society magazine by Heather Hill, printed courtesy the Arizona Republic