Russell joined The Exchange Club of Hilo in 1976. During the past 30 years Russell’s dedication to Exchange has been inspiring, as he has served as Club President in 1991, Hawaii District President in 1999 and 2004, National Exchange VFR 2001 to the present, Northwest District Director 2011, Northwest District President 2013 and currently serves as the 2018 Northwest District Director. In 1993 Russell was honored as the Hawaii District Outstanding Exchangite of the year!
Russell, born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii graduated from the University of Hawaii-Manoa with a BS degree in Sociology. Russell is the Sole Proprietor for RA Hayashi Insurance Agency.
Many Exchange Club visitors to Hilo have enjoyed touring the sights, with Russell as their tour guide.