PHOENIX (November 23, 2011) – Miller/Russell & Associates, a Phoenix-based registered investment adviser providing wealth management and investment consulting services, announced today that industry veteran Bill Hodges has joined the company as vice-chairman.
Hodges, a Certified Public Accountant who also holds the Personal Financial Specialist designation and the Series 65 license, will provide tax and financial planning services for individuals and private businesses, including estate and succession planning.
Most recently, Hodges was Senior Managing Director in the Phoenix Local Family Office of GenSpring Family Offices. He was responsible for providing leadership and direction to the office and its personnel, as well as assisting clients with their personal financial needs. Prior to that, Hodges had an extensive career in public accounting with a specialty in assisting high net worth individuals, their families and their closely-held businesses with financial and tax matters.
“The addition of Bill Hodges to Miller/Russell is important for the company,” said Miller/Russell President Dennis Miller. “Bill will not only expand and enhance Miller/Russell’s tax consulting practice to better serve the needs of our clients, but he will also strengthen our management team.”
Hodges was a partner with Arthur Andersen for almost 20 years, heading up the tax practices of Arizona and New Mexico and in charge of the Pacific Southwest federal tax practice (including Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Tucson and Hawaii). During his 16 years of Andersen leadership, he assisted in the development and growth of the private client services practice serving high net worth individuals and their families. Hodges joined Inlign Wealth Management in 2004. Inlign Wealth Management was subsequently purchased by GenSpring in 2008.
Hodges is currently chairman of the board of the Arizona Community Foundation (ACF), a past chairman of the Professional Advisory Board of the ACF, as well as a board member and secretary/treasurer of the McKenzie Monks Foundation. He received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the College of Business at Arizona State University in 1996, and was the recipient of the James W. Cressman Award of Excellence in 2000 from the Arizona State University Alumni Association. Hodges is also a former chairman of the Arizona Society of CPAs and recipient of the 2005 Public Service award from the ASCPA.
Hodges and his wife, Sheri, have been married since 1968 and have two children; Christi and Brent and three grandchildren; TJ, Caiden and Addi.
About Miller/Russell & Associates
Miller/Russell is one of the Southwest’s largest wealth management and registered investment advisory firms with offices in Arizona, California, and Nevada. Headquartered in Phoenix, the firm employs 20 professionals and support staff. Miller/Russell has been providing investment and wealth management services to individuals and families, corporate retirement plans, endowments, sovereign nations, and foundations throughout the Western United States since 1991. Additional information about Miller/Russell can be found at www.miller-russell.com.