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John M. Steele

Senior Vice President - Human Resources

John M. Steele is senior vice president, Human Resources of Nashville, Tennessee-based HCA, the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services.

He is responsible for recruiting, benefits, compensation, employee relations, labor relations, employee development and HR administration for HCA.

Steele joined HCA in 1995 as assistant vice president, recruitment. In that role he was responsible for executive and corporate recruiting. In 1997 he was promoted to vice president, recruitment and compensation, and in 2000 added responsibility for organizational effectiveness and executive development. His team was responsible for a number of key human resources initiatives, including several of HCA’s efforts to improve diversity at all levels, development and training programs, a redesign of corporate and executive compensation, and the HCA Cares scholarship program. Steele was named to his current position in November 2003.

Before joining HCA, Steele spent a year with Alcon Laboratories and nine years with Electronic Data Systems. At Alcon, he managed the U.S.-based recruitment effort and for EDS, he held a variety of regional leadership positions in their staffing organization. 

Steele currently serves on the boards of Family and Children’s Services, HR Policy Association, American Health Policy, Jobs for America’s Graduates, Jobs for Tennessee Graduates, the Watkins College of Art, Design and Film, and Western Governors University Tennessee.

Steele is a 1977 graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in communication. He and his wife Jennifer reside in Franklin, Tennessee, and have two sons.