John joined Smith & Howard as an audit partner in 1990 and served as Managing Partner from 2010-2018. John is now a Consulting Partner with the firm, and spends his time assisting Smith & Howard and facilitating a select group of Alliance accounting firms located across the United States.
John received a BBA in accounting from the University of Georgia. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and serves on the Board of Advisors of the Metro Atlanta Chamber and as a member of Metro Atlanta Rotary. In addition, he is an alumnus of Leadership Gwinnett and has served as an Advisory Board member with the YMCA and Big Brothers Big Sisters. John is a volunteer with the 2019 Super Bowl Host Committee. He previously served on the Volunteer Committee for the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl. John is a former Trustee of the Georgia Gwinnett College Foundation, a former member of the Honorary Board of Directors of Special Olympics Georgia and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where he has served in various Board capacities.
John and his wife live in Decatur. He spends his free time with his family and enjoys tennis and golf and has travelled the world with his family and on mission trips to the Agalta Valley in Honduras with Dianne and fellow Rotarians.
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