Chanceé Lundy Russell
Speaker. Author. Engineer. Community Servant. Chanceé is a community centered environmental engineer. She believes in the power of the people to create and implement change that benefits them. This Goldman Sachs 10ksb Alum, is the former co-founder of Nspiregreen, an award-winning planning and engineering firm. Although she recently sold her firm, after eleven years of impacting communities, she still believes the solution to eradicating environmental inequities lies in building coalitions between policy makers, advocates and activists, and practitioners.
Chanceé is a dynamic public speaker, who has spoken to 10,000+ crowds and participated in international leadership opportunities in Ghana; Mali; Bosnia, Herzegovina; Kenya; and China. Passionate about helping others understand the ins and outs of government contracting and business ownership she provides mentorship and teaches others so that they can overcome some of the obstacles she faced in owning and operating a service-oriented business.
As a native of Selma, Alabama and first-generation college student, Chanceé understands the very thin line that exists between success and failure and has committed to empowering the next generation of young women through her non-profit, Destination Liberation. Through this organization, Chanceé provides international educational experiences to southern Black girls who otherwise would not be afforded the opportunity to travel, learn history, and become immersed in a different culture. In addition, she compiled an anthology targeted high school aged girls entitled “It’s Just High School: Inspiring Reflections of the Beauty, Pain and Pressure of High School Life.”
She serves on the board of the Audubon Naturalist Society, the executive board of the Chesapeake Bay Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee, is a former National Chair of the National Society of Black Engineers, and member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She has been featured as one of Ebony Magazine’s 30 Leaders of the Future and US Black Engineer Top 100 Most Important Blacks in Technology.