Russ Hazzard

Russ Hazzard, AIA


“In my career, I have always loved playing the quarterback role — building a deep understanding of each teammate’s skills and doing whatever I can to put the team in a place to excel. When people have the resources and support to tackle any situation fearlessly, they will succeed.”

For Russ Hazzard, a high school summer architecture program set his career path in motion and he’s never looked back. At MG2, Russ has played a number of leadership roles, most recently being named president after leading the firm’s relationship with its longtime client partner, Costco Wholesale, for a number of years.

Russ has seen firsthand the impact that building a relationship with Costco over three decades has had on MG2’s unique ability to understand clients’ businesses. The experience also deepened his personal commitment to seeking out innovations every day that can create synergies and shared successes.

As president, Russ draws upon his deep experience in many aspects of MG2’s business to provide leadership for the firm’s core practice areas and support the continued elevation of the firm’s offering.

Russ in three words: Dedicated. Down-to-earth. Candid.