L. Russell "Rusty" Burress, Principal Training Advisor in the Office of Education and Sentencing Practice, has been on the staff of the U.S. Sentencing Commission since its inception in 1985. He is involved in the Commission's education programs for judges, probation officers, and attorneys on the federal sentencing guidelines.
From 1976 to 1992, Rusty was a U.S. Probation Officer, serving the first nine years in the District of South Carolina and the last seven years on detail to the U.S. Sentencing Commission. He accepted a permanent position at the Commission in May 1992.
A native of Greenville, South Carolina, Rusty holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Carolina and a Master of Arts degree in Probation and Parole Studies from Fordham University.