Upon graduating from Victoria High School, Russell Janecka became a Russian linguist through the Defense Language Institute and served in the US Air Force Security Service in Berlin, Germany, earning the USAF Commendation Medal. Both during and after his service, he received a business education from Victoria College and the University of Maryland.

Mr. Janecka purchased the family’s independent insurance agency in 1986. He has earned the insurance industry’s LUTCF and CIC designations. As an active leader in his community, Russell has chaired the boards of the Victoria Chamber of Commerce, Victoria County United Way, Junior Achievement of Victoria and the Victoria Ballet Theatre. Mr. Janecka has led classes as a Junior Achievement mentor and provides education to young adults on insurance. He also served ten years on the Victoria City Planning Commission.

Mr. Janecka has served on the board of Germania Farm Mutual Insurance Association since 1987 and has been active on its subsidiary boards and committees. In 2010 he obtained his Farm Mutual Director Certification from the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies.