Joan Cox-Derda joined Smith Adcock in December 2014. Joan graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. She became a CPA in 1991 and is a member of both the Georgia Society of CPA’s and the AICPA. She began her career working with local firms in Athens and Atlanta gaining experience in tax services. In 1995 Joan transitioned to the private sector where she served as controller to businesses in the Athens area until 2014.
Joan and her husband Greg reside in Winterville. In their leisure time, they enjoy organic gardening, beekeeping, camping, amateur astronomy, managing their small farm and volunteer work at Bigger Vision Homeless Shelter. Joan and Greg attend Winterville United Methodist Church, where Joan serves as Finance Committee Chairman.