Mr. Russo served in progressive auditing leadership positions while employed for the Louisiana Legislative Auditor‘s (LLA) office for over 10 years. For five of those years, he was charged with overseeing a team of auditors performing oversight of the the state’s Public Assistance and Louisiana Main Street Recovery grant programs.
While at LLA, Mr. Russo obtained a wealth of knowledge of federal grant program documentation requirements, policies and procedures, including maintaining continuous compliance with federal, state and local laws. Chris led training programs for state employees and provided guidance as subject matter expert for grant program audit standards. Prior to joining ERS, he provided technical expertise and audit supervision to the Louisiana GOHSEP, responsible for preparing audit reports and evaluations, along with review and verification of grant program cost analyses and procurement.
Since joining ERS as Senior Consultant for federal grant programs in 2023, Mr. Russo now combines his Certified Public Accountant training and knowledge with his learned knowledge, experience, skills and abilities to produce high-quality and high-value results for public and private non profit clients across a wide variety of federally funded grant programs.