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Russell Markusic, Orlando/Tampa City Manager, became an entrepreneur as a teenager. Along with his brother, he began a Chicago-based home rehabilitation company that purchased older properties in disrepair, provided renovation and re-sold the revived properties. Looking for a change of pace, Russell began working in the tradeshow industry in 1989 as a carpenter with a variety of contractors at the McCormick Place. In 1992, Russell joined Eagle Management Group as a lead person, where he worked for the next three years supervising crews and assisting clients with some of the more challenging exhibits. Due to his work ethic and drive, Russell was elevated to the position of City Manager and assumed the reigns in Orlando/Tampa, one of the most popular tradeshow locations nationwide.