Heather Russell
Heather Russell
Heather Russell
Manager of Talent Development & Recruitment

“Don’t rest on your laurels.”

Heather joined Barfield, Murphy, Shank, & Smith in 2018.  As manager of talent development and recruitment, Heather will develop and implement strategic recruiting and human resources plans for the firm’s expanding footprint throughout Alabama. Heather is best described as graciously persistent.

Heather currently resides in Hoover, Alabama with her son.  In her free time, Heather enjoys going to coffee shops that roast their own beans and bass fishing with her son.


  • Certified Internet Recruiter (CIR)
  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR)
  • Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)


  • Birmingham Society for Human Resource Management (BSHRM)
  • Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM)


  • Auburn University
    • Human Resources Management