Russ Shields is Chair of Ygomi. In 2008, to recognize his 40 years defining new industries, the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business awarded him the Distinguished Alumni Award in Entrepreneurship. He is a Board Member of the ITS World Congress, was a founding Board Member of ITS America, former chair of the TRB Communications Committee , and former Convener of ISO/TC204/WG16. He is now Chair of the ITU organized Collaboration on ITS Communications Standards.
He received the 1998 SAE-Delco Electronics ITS Award, was named an SAE Fellow in 2007, was inducted into the inaugural class of ITS America’s Hall of Fame in 2008, and was named the inaugural U.S. member of the ITS World Congress Hall of Fame in 2010.