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Joe N. Steakley

Joe Steakley is Senior Vice President - Internal Audit Department for Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA, one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services. HCA operates over 170 hospitals, has approximately 190,000 employees and generates over $25 billion in revenue. In November 2006, HCA was involved in a $33 billion leveraged buyout. He joined HCA in 1997. Prior to joining HCA, Joe was a partner at Ernst & Young, where he worked for 22 years.

Joe oversees HCA's Internal Audit Department, which is responsible for auditing facility financial statements, ensuring audit compliance and providing business office support. He is also responsible for the Enterprise Risk Office and Business Continuity Planning of HCA.

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants. He has served as a member of the Statement of Position Task Force (SOP 99-1) that issued, in May 1999, guidance to practitioners in conducting and reporting on agreed-upon procedures. Joe is a member of the MTSU Accounting Advisory Board and a member of the Advisory Board to the Center for Continuous Auditing based at Texas A&M University. Community activities include being an executive board member of the Middle Tennessee Council of the Boy Scouts of America, past president of Community Nashville, board member of the Tennessee Repertory Theatre, past member of the Campaign Cabinet of the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville, and past President of the Nashville Downtown Lions Club.

A native of Nashville, Joe earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Middle Tennessee State University in 1975. Joe and his wife, Brenda, who also attended MTSU, have two children, Blair and Nathan.

Presented April 25, 2007 
Jennings A. Jones College of Business 
Academic Awards Banquet