Tiffany Moore Russell Of Orlando Is Named South Atlantic Regional Director For Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®

ORLANDO – Tiffany Moore Russell, a native of Orlando, has been named South Atlantic Regional Director for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated ®. As such, she will oversee operations of undergraduate and graduate chapters in the largest of the sorority’s 10 regions, which include Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.
Elected by members of the sorority, Russell officially transitioned into the role during the sorority’s 70th International Conference held in Orlando last week. During the conference, the sorority installed new International President Danette Anthony Reed and the new international board of directors, including Russell.
As South Atlantic Regional Director, Russell will lead under the 2022-2026 program theme “Soaring to Greater Heights of Service & Sisterhood” launched by Reed. The sorority’s 325,000 members will address community needs with programs in the following areas: Strengthen Our Sisterhood, Empower Our Families, Build Our Economic Wealth, Enhance Our Environment, Advocate for Social Justice, and Uplift our Local Community.
“I was drawn to the women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, when I was a young college student at the University of South Florida,” Russell said. “They were the leaders on campus, and they carried themselves with such confidence and strength. It was an honor to join their ranks, and I am humbled to now be given an opportunity to lead at this level. I am excited about the work we are going to do together and the impact we are going to make.”
Russell is the Orange County Clerk of Courts. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of South Florida and a Juris Doctorate from Florida State University College of Law.
She was elected to the Orange County Commission to represent District 6 in November 2006, making history by becoming the youngest commissioner elected to serve in Orange County. She served two terms (2006-2014) and then made history again in 2014 when she became the first African-American female Clerk of Courts elected in Florida and the first African American Clerk in Orange County.
Russell became a member of the sorority at the Zeta Upsilon Chapter at the University of South Florida in 1994. She is a charter member and former president of the Psi Theta Omega chapter in Metro Orlando, where she has also served in the capacity of treasurer and parliamentarian.
She has served as the South Atlantic Representative to the sorority’s International Leadership Development Committee and South Atlantic Representative on the International Connection Committee.  She has also served as chairman of the sorority’s 70th International Conference (2022), chairman of its 62nd South Atlantic Regional Conference (2015) and chairman of the South Atlantic Region Awards and Exhibits Committee (2010-2014).