Russ Kanner



Russ joined the firm in 2014 and is a manager in our Assurance Services group, working with Smith & Howard’s construction, distribution, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing and nonprofit clients. He is a member of the firm’s construction and employee benefit plan niche teams. His main responsibilities include leading teams to execute audits effectively and efficiently while identifying issues that can be improved upon, providing value-added suggestions for each client.

Russ has a Bachelor of Finance and Risk Management degree from the University of Georgia and a Master of Professional Accountancy from Georgia State University. He is a member of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is heavily involved in both the Cobb and North Fulton Chambers of Commerce and has volunteered with Open Hand Atlanta and the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

Russ lives in Brookhaven with his wife and their dog. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, golfing, traveling, trying new restaurants and going to sporting events – he is a huge fan of UGA and Atlanta sports.