Who is Russ
Russ Melton works well with others to get things done for the people of Sunnyvale. Recognized for his service and leadership, Russ Melton has a track record of success on the Planning Commission and in the private sector.
Experienced Public Servant
- Russ has served on the Planning Commission for 4+ years
- Selected three times by his peers as Chairperson
- Member of the 2014 City Manager Selection Committee Advisory Interview Panel
- Member of the Lawrence Station Area Plan Community Advisory Group
- Russ earned an MBA from Santa Clara University
- Honorably discharged from the United States Navy
- Graduate of Leadership Sunnyvale
- Russ’ children attend public elementary school in Sunnyvale
- Russ is President of the School Site Council and serves on the District Advisory Committee
- He and his wife are raising two children in Sunnyvale, his home since 2000
Silicon Valley Expertise
- Born and raised in Palo Alto, Russ has a high-tech corporate background
- Executive VP and COO at National 1st Credit Union
- Senior Finance Manager at National Semiconductor. Worked for five years in mergers and acquisitions, driving strategic transactions involving complex negotiations and legal frameworks. Worked for three years in Tokyo, Japan.
In my spare time, I enjoy coaching and refereeing youth soccer, and I collect historic California license plates.