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Russ Crosson

Russ Crosson

EVP, Chief Mission Officer
Atlanta, GA

Russ Crosson is executive vice president and chief mission officer of Ronald Blue Trust. Russ was hired in 1980 as the second employee of Ronald Blue Trust.

Russ has worked extensively in all areas of financial planning, specializing in comprehensive financial, estate, and philanthropic planning, as well as generational family wealth management and transfer. Russ serves as chief advocate for the heart and soul of the organization and works to ensure the mission of the company is carried out with integrity in every area of the organization with a focus on making sure the company’s mission is passed down and inculcated into future generations.

Prior to his current position, Russ served as president and CEO of Ronald Blue Trust (2002 – 2017). From 1999 – 2002, Russ served as executive director of the National Christian Foundation (NCF).

Russ is the author of several books including Your Life… Well Spent, The Truth About Money Lies, What Makes a Leader Great, and Your Money Made Simple. He has also been a featured speaker in many venues.

Russ graduated from Kansas State University with a BS in mathematics and a master’s degree in education.

Russ and Julie live in Roswell, Georgia and are active in teaching and mentoring young married couples in their church. They have three sons, three daughters-in-law, and eight grandchildren. In his spare time, Russ enjoys playing tennis and pickleball, water skiing, and especially enjoys time with his grandchildren.

"We first called Ronald Blue Trust to determine how soon I could retire. Our Ronald Blue Trust advisor guided us on a spiritual path at exactly the right time to focus us on God’s will at this stage of our lives and we will be forever thankful."

"I've been involved with financial planners for well over 40 years. There's very few of them that do it like Ronald Blue Trust. Very few concentrate on giving as part of the overall plan."

"Working with our Ronald Blue Trust advisor and their team of experts has been a 'game changer' for us to ensure we are managing our wealth wisely and being generous with the time, talents, and treasure we’ve been given--all from a biblical worldview."

Resources from Russ

  • How Great Leaders Lead

  • Your Money Made Simple: The Key to Financial Freedom

  • What Makes a Leader Great: Discover the One Key That Makes the Difference

  • Your Life...Well Spent: The Eternal Rewards of Investing Yourself and Your Money in Your Family

  • The Truth About Money Lies: Help for Making Wise Financial Decisions

  • Easter Message 2021 - A YEAR OF OVERCOMING

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