Dante Russo was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area. He is a graduate of The University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor in Business Administration. Dante relocated to Greenville, SC in 2006 where he began his professional career in South Carolina with Red Bull North America. Dante then pursued an opportunity with Liberty Mutual Insurance as a sales representative where he was a multiple award
winner for sales volume. In 2008, Dante helped to launch SC Insurance Brokers.
Dante is very involved in the Greenville community. Dante currently serves as the chairman of the Greenville Arena District (Bon Secours Wellness Arena) board of trustees (2010-2017), and is the current treasurer of his HOA board (2014-2017). In 2017, Dante began serving on the hiring board for the Greenville County Sheriff’s office. Dante continues to be a very active member of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and has served the Chamber in various aspects since 2006.
In the past, Dante has served on Leadership Greenville’s Alumni Board (2012-2016), Clemson University’s Small Business Development Center’s Advisory Board (2012-2015), Greenville Children’s Hospital Advisory Council (2011-2014), Greenville Chambers’ PULSE advisory board (2010 & 2011), group leader in PULSE’s Pace-Setters mentoring program (2009 & 2010), Greenville County’s Safety Coalition (2007-2011), Greenville County’s “Get Buckled” committee (2007-2011), and was chairman of the social and recruitment committee for Greenville Main Street Kiwanis (2007-2009).
Dante was selected as one of “Greenville’s Best & Brightest under the age of 35” by Greenville Magazine in 2009. He has also been featured on the cover of the Link publication in 2010. Dante completed Leadership Greenville in May 2012, and is a Class 38 graduate of this program through the Greenville Chamber of Commerce. Dante completed the St. Francis Forum and is now a St. Francis Fellow. In February 2016, Dante was awarded Young Professional of the Year by the Greenville Chamber of Commerce. In May of 2017, Dante became a graduate of Greenville City Police Department’s Citizens Academy class.
In his spare time, Dante enjoys spending time with his wife, staying very active, watching his beloved Pittsburgh sports teams and traveling.