Janet King Russo

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Janet King Russo is the chair and founder of King Media Group (KMG), a mirror firm to the Republican Party-affiliated public relations firm Russo Marsh & Rogers (RM+R).


According to her KMG profile, Russo's "broad experience includes starting and managing retail stores, public relations and advertising and government affairs.

"Utilizing a degree in fashion merchandising, she began three different fashion retail businesses: Display Duo, a visual merchandising consultant; Sox Appeal, a socks retail store; and Intimate Escape, a lingerie retail store. Sox Appeal was recognized as Franchise of the Year and the her store had the highest average sales in the nation of all the Sox Appeal franchises.

"As a public relations and advertising consultant, she has focused on special events and fundraising in addition to a broad range of public relations services.

"Ms. Russo was as a Legislative Advocate representing corporations and professional associations before the California Legislature, administrative agencies and the Governor’s office.

"In 1983, Governor George Deukmejian appointed Ms. Russo as Deputy Secretary of the California State and Consumer Services Agency.

"After working in the district office of a California state legislator, Ms. Russo was promoted to Senior Health and Welfare Consultant in the State Capitol.

"Janet King Russo has a B.A. degree in American Literature and Psychology from Scripps College, Claremont, California."