Russell Hoadley joined Hibernia Corporation in 1993 as a member of its executive team, responsible for marketing and public relations. A year later human resources and other functions were added to his responsibilities.
In 2003, he was named chief public affairs officer, over internal and external communications, philanthropy and government relations, among other things.
Hoadley retired in 2006 when Hibernia merged with Capital One. At the time, the company had assets of $22-billion and 300-plus offices.
During the 1980s, Hoadley was director of corporate communications at Barnett Banks, a $40-billion asset, 600-office company, then the largest bank in Florida. It was purchased by Bank of America in 1998.
In the 1970s, he was a writer and city editor for the Daytona Beach News-Journal newspapers. His first job after graduating from Boston University in the mid-60s was teaching high school English, journalism and history in his hometown, Daytona Beach. Hoadley is married to Mary Anne Rigall Wallace. They each have two adult children by previous marriages.