Chris Russell, Wealth Advisor with Linscomb & Williams (a subsidiary of Cadence Bank), has recently been accredited to be a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy®. Recipients of this designation share a common body of knowledge to collaborate effectively with clients on all aspects of charitable gift planning. The CAP® designation follows a rigorous program of study, including three 14-week graduate-level courses, culminating in comprehensive exams to demonstrate cross-disciplinary knowledge of philanthropic planning, taxation, finance, fundraising, purposeful planning, family philanthropy, psychology, and strategic philanthropy. There are no prerequisite courses required before you can begin the CAP® program, but three years full-time, relevant business experience are required to use the designation. Participation in the annual Professional Recertification Program (PRP) is required to maintain the designation.
Chris has worked in wealth management since 2005. He held a role in private banking with Cadence Bank (Linscomb & Williams’ parent company), prior to joining Linscomb & Williams as a Wealth Advisor. Chris also worked in similar capacities at Wells Fargo Bank and Morgan Stanley. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Auburn University.
Chris was the Founding Chairperson of the Board of Directors for the Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville and is now currently serving on the board. In addition, Chris is the Chair for the Compass Society with the Community Foundation. Chris has served on many Boards, including the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce, and also serving as Chair for Leadership Greater Huntsville. He received the Distinguished Leadership Award by the national Association of Leadership Programs. Previously Chris had been recognized as Professional Advisor of the Year by the Community Foundation. He was named as Community Volunteer of the Year for a six-state area of the American Cancer Society, as well as being the Honoree for the Summer Lights Gala in Huntsville. Chris currently serves on the Board of Directors of the HudsonAlpha Foundation.
Chris is married to attorney and former news anchor, Sharon Doviet. He has two children. Jackson, 30, works in Milwaukee in Healthcare Administration. Nathan, 26, lives in Huntsville and works at Dynetics.