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Board Member Spotlights

Peter Russell Appointed to the LVSC Board of Trustees

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Spotlight on Pete

Pete is a retired accountant, dedicated community volunteer, and trained LVSC tutor. He is tutoring four LVSC students!

Peter Russell recently retired after a 40-year career at Prudential Financial. Pete worked in various financial areas including External GAAP and Statutory Reporting, Expense Management and Internal Audit.  Pete earned his CPA license after graduating with an Accounting degree from William Paterson University. 

Pete has lived in Branchburg, New Jersey for the past 34 years with his wife Dorothy. There they raised their twin sons, Michael and Steven.  Pete has been active in the Branchburg community, especially in their Youth Sports Programs: Pete was the Head Coach for the Boys Travel Basketball team for five years and served as the Basketball Club’s Vice President for several years after that. He was also involved in the baseball and soccer programs.

Pete became a volunteer tutor with LVSC in 2021.  He currently enjoys tutoring four outstanding students!  Pete’s other volunteer activities include distributing food through the Feeding Hands organization currently based in Hillsborough and serving on the Board of the St Bernard’s Basketball ministry. 

LVSC board and staff members gratefully welcome Pete to the board and thank him for his contributions as an LVSC tutor.

Learn more about Pete:

LVSC Journey: I have many rewarding memories in my working career teaching and mentoring new employees. I was often told that I should become a teacher. I have found being an ESL tutor very gratifying.

Proud LVSC Moment: Receiving the following note from the husband of one of my students: “I am also taking this opportunity to thank you for all the support and encouragement you have given my wife. You are going above and beyond in your efforts and positively impacting lives!” I was also very proud and happy when two students found full-time jobs in their chosen professions.

Favorite Quote: “Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds.” -from a scene in Bohemian Rhapsody

Favorite Food: I never met a dessert I didn’t like.

Favorite Book: Treasure Island. It was the first book I couldn’t put down.

Passions & Pastimes: History, especially American History and Abraham Lincoln. I love reading anything by David McCullough and watching documentaries by Ken Burns.  Playing board games, like Cribbage or Dominos, with my family. 

R&R Spot: Our weekly trivia team of friends and family playing at various restaurants and bars in the area.