M. Russel Feldman, Chair of the BAC Board of Trustees, was 2006 President of the Massachusetts AIA and continues to serve on its Board. He chaired the Mass AIA/BSA Government Affairs Committee until 2007 and he remains active on that committee. He is the BSA's delegate to the Massachusetts Construction Industries Council, is a member of the AIA's State Government Network and had the privilege of serving on the Massachusetts Special Commission on Construction Reform, which rewrote the public construction laws for the Commonwealth. He remains on a state task force on the implementation of the new construction reform statutes. Russ holds a Masters Degree in Public Policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and this training has enabled him to contribute to a variety of legal innovations for the state as the policy author of the statutes authorizing the use of construction management at risk for public construction and District Improvement Financing.
Russ is an active preservationist and is a recipient of the Massachusetts Historic Commission's Preservation Award. He is a Trustee of the Newton History Museum and serves on its Executive Committee.
Russ is a registered architect in several states and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.