Shawn Russell

Shawn Russell started with the State of Oregon in the mid-80s, and started working with the Oregon Department of Education late 1988. During the past 28 years Shawn has worked at Community Colleges and Workforce Development CCWD, Willamette ESD, returned to ODE, and then finally to the CEO office. Shawn is CEO of AdvancedApp, LLC which provides custom software solutions for public and private sector.


Shawn specializes in the design and construction of complex data systems and databases, and integration of enterprise platforms to deliver comprehensive solutions.

During his career Shawn has worked all realms of IT from data entry, help desk, network design and build out from running wire to complete server and custom workstation builds, network management, team lead for solution projects, data warehouse design and implementation, and a variety of system solutions, value add components, extensive database design and implementation.


Shawn has returned to State service specifically for the SLDS project, and is committed for the duration of the project before he moves on to retirement from State service,  returning full time to his other business interests.