Chris Smith

Chris Smith joined United Way of Central Alabama (UWCA) in 2021 as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President. He oversees the Finance Department and accounting functions of the organization. Chris has more than 20 years of experience providing accounting and advisory services to governmental and non-profit organizations throughout the region. In addition, he has extensive experience with federal and state grant compliance requirements, employee benefit plans and audits of manufacturing and healthcare organizations. 

Before joining UWCA, Chris was an audit partner at Warren Averett, LLC, where he worked for 17 years and was a leader within the firm’s public sector practice group. Chris has earned MBA and BS degrees from Jacksonville State University and has been a Certified Public Accountant in Alabama since 2002. 

Chris lives in Hoover with his wife Christie.