Hired by Ron Blue in 1980, Russ was the second employee of Ronald Blue & Co. (the predecessor company to Ronald Blue Trust). Today, with nationwide capabilities, Ronald Blue Trust provides wealth management strategies and trust services based on biblical principles to help clients make wise financial decisions, live generously, and leave a lasting legacy.
Throughout his career in the financial services industry, 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. Now, as EVP and Chief Mission Officer of Ronald Blue Trust, he serves as chief advocate for the heart and soul of the organization and work 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. Crosson also serve as Executive Vice Chairman of the board of directors for Thrivent Trust Company.
Prior to his current role, Crosson served as President & CEO of Ronald Blue & Co. (2002 – 2017). From 1999 – 2002, he served as Executive Director of the National Christian Foundation (NCF). He currently serves on the board of directors for Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and has previously served on the board of directors for Walk Thru the Bible Ministries.
Russ Crosson has authored several books including “Your Life… Well Spent,” “The Truth About Money Lies,” and “What Makes a Leader Great.“