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José Russell

José Russell

Senior Agent Recruiter

Favorite binge watch:

Ozark

Favorite band:

The Avett Brothers

Something fun:

BIG animal lover! Any chance to give back to them, I’m all over that!

José Russell’s attitude toward lifelong learning and his heart for people makes his role as Tallgrass Freight Co.’s Senior Recruiter in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a natural fit. 

“I love getting to know people and the chance for them to get to know me,” José says. “I enjoy reading between the lines on a resume, learning more about a person’s personal brand and appreciate how their hard work can fit within our culture.” 

José comes to Tallgrass Freight with a variety of experiences and a strong background in recruitment and talent acquisition. As José was learning more about the growth of the freight industry in East Tennessee, he quickly recognized Tallgrass as a leader in the industry and a company he wanted to join. He was intrigued by Tallgrass’ drive to open doors in Chattanooga, as well as the effort made by Tallgrass leadership at the grassroots level.

“I love getting to know people and the chance for them to get to know me.”

“When senior leadership takes their hand and extends it to everyone in the company, that’s huge for me and really drew me in,” he says.

José is excited to be part of an established team of recruiters and join a culture that cultivates teamwork and leadership. He enjoys the challenge of new opportunities and encouraging people to translate their skill sets into success, which makes him an asset as part of TGF’s recruiting team. 

Outside of work, José enjoys exploring downtown Chattanooga with his wife and two dogs. He and his wife have a passion for cooking and love hosting friends and family over, as well as supporting Chattanooga’s local food scene.

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