Julie H. Barnes

Chief Marketing Officer

I embrace all of our values, but for me, integrity is the foundation for all of them. If I focus on doing the right thing every time, I'll succeed at helping our clients, growing with my colleagues and getting better every day.

Julie’s experience and expertise in marketing, branding and mentoring add deep value to our firm and our people.  

Julie joined Smith + Howard in 1993 and serves as Chief Marketing Officer for our family of companies: Smith + Howard, Smith + Howard Wealth Management and Synexus Tax Solutions™.

Among Smith + Howard’s recognition for marketing activities during Julie’s tenure are four Marketing Achievement Awards from the Association for Accounting Marketing, including Corporate Social Program of the Year. Julie is a member of the PEAK Community, a private group of marketers committed to getting 1% better every week. She is a past member of the Thomson Reuters Checkpoint Marketing Advisory Board, a former board member of the Corporate Volunteer Council of Atlanta and a member of the Association for Accounting Marketing (AAM), where she is a past board member of the Atlanta chapter.


  • Atlanta, Georgia


  • Georgia State University


  • Association of Accounting Marketing
  • The Woodruff Arts Center Women’s Giving Circle


  • Atlanta, Georgia

Interests + Hobbies

  • Photography
  • Writing
  • Her Boston Terrier, John Henry

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