Russell L. Creason
Awarded: Knight Commander’s Accolade – March 9, 2013
Awarded by Knight Commander William E. Dreyer
Upon graduation, Russ was hired to teach high school English, Speech, Drama and Journalism. In 1950, his and his wife Marge’s only child, Jean was born. He bought and managed the Ray County Herald, publishing the county newspaper.
In 1951, he was hired by the General Motors plant as a Management Instructor and then became the Assistant Public Relations Director. He was made staff assistant to the Director of Personnel for GM’s assembly division with responsibility for 30,000 employees. In 1965, he was promoted to Director of Human Resources Management covering 180,000 employees in 100 countries.
In 1982, he became General Manager of Jannette Bray & Associates in Michigan. In 1994, he returned to Kansas City and joined Right Management as Senior V.P. of Consulting and is now retired.
Russ is a member of the Loyal Order and the Henry C. Chiles Province Court of Honor.