Emerson Russell, a resident of Rossville, Georgia, is the CEO of ERMC, headquartered in Chattanooga, and has lived in Catoosa County for over twenty years. Russell has served as the Chair of the Top of Georgia initiative for the Northwest Georgia Joint Development Authority, a bold six-year program to stimulate economic and community development in Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade and Walker Counties.

Russell launched ERMC as a security company in 1972. The company now offers a full-range of janitorial, maintenance, security and landscaping services to more than 200 companies across the country in industries ranging from aviation and industrial to retail and residential.

Rhett Bentley