John W. Lucht

CPA, Partner

We always grow stronger together and better because the whole is greater than the sum of our parts. This was even more evident during the pandemic.

A long-tenured and well-respected leader at the firm, John provides counsel and strategic guidance across Smith and Howard to help maximize advantages for our clients.

John joined Smith and Howard as an audit partner in 1990 and served as managing partner from 2010-2018. He is now a consulting partner with the firm, and spends his time assisting Smith and Howard and facilitating a select group of Alliance accounting firms located across the United States.

John and his wife live in Decatur. He has traveled the world with his family and on mission trips to the Agalta Valley in Honduras with fellow Rotarians.


  • University of Georgia – Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Metro Atlanta Chamber (Board of Advisors)
  • Metro Atlanta Rotary
  • Leadership Gwinnett
  • YMCA (Advisory Board)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters (Advisory Board)
  • 2019 Super Bowl Host Committee (Volunteer)
  • Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl (Volunteer Committee)
  • Georgia Gwinnett College Foundation (Former Trustee)
  • Special Olympics Georgia (Former Member of the Honorary Board of Directors)
  • Trinity Lutheran Church


  • Elmhurst, Illinois

Interests + Hobbies

  • Family
  • Golf
  • Travel

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