Jason Russell, NHBB’s Director of Outreach

The National History Bee and Bowl is pleased to announce that Jason Russell, of Chattanooga, TN, has been hired as NHBB’s new full-time Director of Outreach. Jason brings thirty years of involvement in academic competition to his new position, which will allow NHBB to more effectively expand and develop its competitions for students throughout the USA.

Specifically, Jason will be primarily responsible for direct outreach in the Southeast, direct mail and online outreach throughout the country, and for tournament directing and coordination in various regions as well. Jason will also serve as Staff Director at our 2017 National Championships and in various other administrative capacities for the Varsity and Junior Varsity Divisions. He is committed to the growth of pyramidal academic competition, and is looking forward to help grow and develop quiz bowl, as well as the National History Bee and Bowl, throughout the Southeast with a particular focus on East Tennessee.

Mary Russell, NHBB’s Outreach Coordinator

NHBB is also pleased to announce that Mary Russell, Jason’s wife, will also be working in a part-time role as Outreach Coordinator. Mary’s assistance will allow NHBB to further grow its outreach capacity and operate more effectively and efficiently. Jason and Mary will also be helping to develop and expand the reach of the US Academic Bee and Bowl, NHBB’s all-subject quiz bowl competitions for middle school and elementary-age students throughout 2017 and beyond. They can be reached at jason@historybowl.com and mary@historybowl.com We are excited to have them on the NHBB team, and wish them all the best in their new positions!