Distinguished Alumni Awards

Distinguished Achievement Award

Roger W. Lusby III (79C)

Roger LusbyRoger W. Lusby III (79C) is an expert in the area of tax accounting and estate planning with over 35 years of experience. He began his career with the international Certified Public Accountant (CPA) firm Main Hurdman KPMG before joining the Atlanta firm of Frazier & Deeter, LLC in 1983. Thirty years later, Frazier & Deeter has grown to over 300 people and is the 56th largest CPA firm in the United States. He now heads the firm’s Alpharetta, Ga., office, which he helped found in May 2009.

Lusby taught corporate and individual taxation as an adjunct professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology and has spoken nationally on a number of different tax topics, including personal appearances on CNN and CNBC. He worked on the editorial staff for The Tax Adviser magazine and served on the national Estate Tax Technical Resource Panel for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). His articles on tax topics have appeared in several national magazines. Additionally, Lusby has worked as chair of the Audit Committee for Video Display Corporation (VIDE), and has served on boards for many other professional and civic organizations, including Encore Park for the Arts/Verizon Amphitheater. He has been honored seven times as a “Five Star Wealth Manager” by Atlanta Magazine and has led virtually every tax organization in Atlanta, including The Atlanta Tax Forum, The Georgia Federal Tax Conference, Inc., the Atlanta Estate Planning Council and the Georgia Society of CPAs.

Lusby was recently recognized as a “Top 10 CPA in Georgia for 2015” by the National Academy of Public Accounting Professionals He earned a Master of Taxation from Georgia State University and, in addition to holding a CPA, is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Accredited Estate Planner (AEP), and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). A member of the Board of Trustees at Berry College, he is chairman of the Berry College Planned Giving Council and chairman of the Berry College Audit Committee.