Small Business Entrepreneurship
Jul 20, 2022 6:45 AM
Mike Russo
Small Business Entrepreneurship
  • nstructor at ROC since 2006.
  • California teaching credential in CTE Marketing, Sales, and Services.
  • BS, Human Resource Management with minor in Political Science, CSU Bakersfield.
  • MBA, CSU Bakersfield.
  • ROC Teacher of the Year, 2012
  • ROC’s Jim Burke Education Foundation Teacher of the Year nominee, 2011.
  • Co-owner, Russo’s Books, 1989 – Present.
  • Adjunct faculty, Bakersfield Adult School & KHSD Career Resource Dept., 2006 – 2020.
  • Adjunct faculty, Bakersfield College & Kern Community College District, 2001 – 2015.
  • KHSD job training instructor / Support Services Technician, 1989  1996.
  • Previously co-owned Career Concepts (job search consulting firm) and Market Concepts (marketing consulting firm).
  • Retail / Shipping & Receiving experience at The Broadway, Gottschalks, and Montgomery Ward, 1981 – 1990.
  • 38 years of retail experience; 27 years in education & job search assistance (simultaneously, I’m not that old!).
  • Served on and presided over multiple community boards and associations.
  • Married with 3 children, all four of whom took ROC/CTEC classes while in high school