Our Team

Chris Russell, Executive Director

Chris, prior to being part of the Springfield Business Improvement District, founded a successful multi-state business. His desire is to take what he learned running a small business and apply many of those elements to revitalizing Downtown. Chris is a local graduate of both Cathedral High School and American International College. He and his family live in Western Massachusetts.

Michelle Grout, Executive Assistant

Michelle was born and raised in Springfield and is a local graduate of Cathedral High School and Springfield Technical Community College.  Prior to starting at the BID, Michelle worked as a Real Estate Agent for 15 years here in Western Massachusetts.

Contact the team here.

Thank you also to our incredible Clean & Safe Team.

To learn more click here.

SBID Clean Team joined by Chris Russell (middle) and Skip Lessard (far right).

SBID Clean Team joined by Chris Russell (middle) and Skip Lessard (far right).

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