CHARLESTON, SC – February 24, 2011 – William A. Russell III, principal of Jarrard, Nowell & Russell, LLC, a Charleston-based accounting and business advisory firm, has been named treasurer of Lowcountry Local First’s board of directors. He is also a member of the new executive committee.

A certified public accountant, Russell has over 20 years of experience in accounting and corporate financial management, having held management positions with Cameron & Barkley Company, Hagemeyer International, and Marsh & McLennan. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA).
Lowcountry Local First (LLF), headquartered in North Charleston, S.C., is the 44th member organization in a national network of non-profits called the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, which is dedicated to strengthening local economies. LLF is committed to uniting local businesses with the mission of promoting and preserving the Lowcountry economy by advocating the use of local goods and services. LLF also manages the program “Farm Fresh Food,” a sustainable agriculture initiative that focuses on strengthening local farms and producers by creating partnerships with local restaurants, institutions, and the community, as well as training new growers. LLF is proud to serve as the signature charity of the 2011 BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival. To learn more about LLF, visit www.lowcountrylocalfirst.org.