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Joseph N. Steakley

Senior Vice President - Internal Audit and Enterprise Risk Services

Joe Steakley is Senior Vice President of Internal Audit and Enterprise Risk Services of Nashville, Tennessee-based HCA, the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services. He oversees HCA’s internal audit department, which is responsible for auditing financial reporting controls, facility financial statements, revenue cycle processes, information system controls and compliance with regulatory policies. He is also responsible for the enterprise risk office and business continuity planning of HCA.

Steakley joined HCA in 1997.  Prior to joining the company, Steakley was a partner at Ernst & Young where he worked for 22 years.  He is the Audit Committee Chairman of J. Alexander’s, a publicly-traded restaurant company.

Steakley is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants.  He is a member of the Middle Tennessee State University Accounting Advisory Board.  Steakley was on the list of Treasury & Risks 100 Most Influential People in Finance in the June 2010 publication. 

Community activities include being a board member of the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, an executive board member of the Middle Tennessee Council of the Boy Scouts of America, advisory board member of the Tennessee Repertory Theatre, board member of Grace Manor Senior Living Adult Homes, past president of CommunityNashville and past president of the Nashville Downtown Lions Club.

A native of Nashville, Steakley earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Middle Tennessee State University in 1975. Steakley and his wife Brenda have two children.