Donata Russell Ross

Chief Executive Officer
“Donata leads from the same values that have been guided by this company since its founding. I have seen over and over how Donata makes smart business decisions while maintaining an empathy that is rare in a business environment.” – Kirk Weiss, EVP, Legal and Development Strategy, CI

Following in her father’s and company founder’s business-savvy footsteps, Donata has been a member of Concessions International's leadership team since 1985. It's this stable leadership, along with her involved, committed senior executives which has led to significant growth for the company. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of H. J. Russell & Company, CI’s other family owned and operated sister company.

As President & CEO of one of the country's leading operators of food and beverage concessions throughout major airports in the United States and the Virgin Islands, she ensures that her family-oriented work environment encourages and builds character in addition to unparalleled excellence in performance.