Benny M. LaRussa, Jr. is the Chairman and CEO of StoneRiver. He has experience with all forms of real estate investing including multifamily, office, industrial warehouse, retail, timber, and mining operations. Since 1988, the acquisition, disposition, and management of real estate assets has been a major focus of Benny’s professional career. His career began in the banking and finance sector where he worked at the First National Bank of Birmingham (now Regions Bank). He later became a founding member of First Commercial Bank and Canterbury Trust, both of which were sold to Synovus Financial Corporation in the 90’s. Since the formation of StoneRiver, Benny has worked diligently to develop a team of real estate professionals possessing the technical expertise, accountability, and management and leadership skills needed to be a leading real estate company in the Southeast.Benny currently serves on the Board of Directors of First Commercial Bank, Security Engineers, StoneRiver, Fenwick Brands, American Pipe and Supply, and the Auburn University Foundation. Additionally, he serves as Chairman of the Joseph S. Bruno Charitable Foundation. He was a director of Bruno’s Corporation until 1995, when the company was sold to KKR.Benny is a graduate of Auburn University with a B.S. in Finance and a Master’s in Public and Private Business from Birmingham‐ Southern College.
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