"America's Corporate Historian"
Best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize-nominated financial journalist, Russ Banham is widely considered to be the world’s foremost corporate historian. Russ has written the histories of many of the largest, best-known companies and institutions in the world like Boeing, Ford, Coors, Bosch, Airstream and Harvard Business School, as well as the histories of many midsized and family-owned companies.
The veteran business journalist also has written more than six thousand feature articles for dozens of business publications, including Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Financial Times, Inc., Chief Executive, Fortune and The Economist.
Award-Winning Author and Journalist
What clients say
For our centennial, we wanted to work with an author who could write a book that engaged and inspired our employees, customers, communities and everyone that is a part of – or an enthusiast of – Boeing and aerospace. The book needed to show how Boeing fit into, and often led, a century’s worth of global growth, technological revolutions, and economic shifts to become the world's leading aerospace company. We’re happy to say Russ Banham did it and did it very well.
Russ’s writing conveyed the story of Ford’s rich heritage and history in a very interesting and memorable way. We couldn't thank him enough for his fine work.
Russ was a skillful alumni interviewer and the consummate professional throughout the manuscript development process. His talent for crafting stories and bringing situations to life have made an indelible mark on this book.
The foresight of many business, political, and community leaders made northern Virginia the economic engine that it has become. Banham’s book best tells the story of how that happened and what it means for the future of Virginia.