Roderick S. Russ, III, CPA
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Practice areas – Income tax; Small business; Wealth management
Rod was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi and is a 1970 graduate of the University of Mississippi, where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Accounting and a Masters Degree in Business Administration. After serving two years in the Army, he accepted a position with KPMG in Jackson, Mississippi, where he worked as a member of the firm’s income tax department for three years. After leaving KPMG, he worked for a Jackson-based family business that was involved in all phases of the real estate business. Over the next thirteen years, he was responsible for internal accounting and reporting and income tax preparation for over fifty related individuals, corporations, partnerships, trusts and estates. After subsequently operating his own accounting practice for almost two years, he joined Tann, Brown & Russ Company as a partner in 1986.
As a partner with the Firm, Rod’s clients have included, among others, residential and commercial real estate developers, home builders, retirement communities, private foundations, ministers, oil and gas operators, farming enterprises, advertising firms and professional firms practicing law, medicine and architecture, as well as individuals and their various closely-held businesses. Additionally he maintains a high level of involvement in the firm’s trust and estate practice.
Rod is a member of Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church, where he serves as an Elder. He is a member of the respective boards of trustees of Christ Covenant School, Reformed Theological Seminary and One Story Ministries, Inc., and he also served as treasurer of Mississippi Valley Presbytery for ten years.