Chris Bennett joined Smith, Gambrell, & Russell LLP in 2014 as an assistant to the Director of Office Services.  In 2016 Chris was promoted to the Office Services Supervisor and in 2018 was promoted to the Facilities / Office Services Manager.  Prior to working in law firms, Chris spent 10 years as an automotive mechanic for the Ford Motor Company.  Chris holds an Associate’s Degree in that field as well as a graduate of the Ford A.S.S.E.T program.  Chris returned to school at Kennesaw State University and graduated with a B.S. in Political Science in 2014.   Also, Chris has experience working as a technical advisor in political campaigns.  Currently, Chris is responsible for the day to day operation of Facilities and Office Services in Atlanta, Georgia for the head office of Smith, Gambrell, & Russell LLP.  He also holds responsibility of office services in 5 other domestic offices.  He has experience in contract negotiations, vendor selection, and yearly budgeting for all domestic offices.  He is also responsible for overseeing the receptionist, housekeeping, and contract facilities management team of IST in 3 offices.