DHG Continues Long-Term Commitment to the Nashville Market with New Leadership & Growth of Innovative Healthcare Advisory Practice

Nashville, TN, February 17, 2021Dixon Hughes Goodman (DHG), a U.S. top 20 professional services firm with more than 2,000 professionals, has expanded the firm’s presence in and focus on the Nashville, TN market with the leadership appointment of Nashville resident, Kevin Locke as Managing Principal for DHG Healthcare, the opening of a new office location in Gulch Union and continued expansion of its local healthcare, technology, banking, dealerships, retail and distribution practices. Expanding leadership and the firm’s footprint during COVID-19 is a testament to the firm’s long-term commitment and investment in Nashville as a strategic and essential market for growth.

Nashville recognized as a strategic and essential market for growth

One of the key industry segments for the Nashville office is DHG’s leading, full-service Healthcare advisory practice that provides innovative, transformational healthcare services as a strategic business advisor to many of the large, complex healthcare systems in the Nashville area. Based in Nashville, Kevin leads DHG’s Healthcare consulting, assurance and tax teams. “We’re honored to serve the unique needs of Nashville’s for-profit, non-profit, academic and community-based healthcare providers,” said Kevin. “We do not take the opportunity for granted to help our clients navigate the new challenges resulting from COVID-19: managing the response to the pandemic, the rise of telehealth services and how to position healthcare institutions to emerge stronger than before. We’re thrilled our new office opening affords us the opportunity to continue enhancing our business offerings to this important healthcare hub.”

It was a natural choice for DHG to expand its Healthcare practice in Nashville, as healthcare is Nashville’s largest and fastest-growing employer and home to more than 500 health companies. This positions the firm to also serve more healthtech and life sciences clients in the Nashville market. DHG’s Healthcare and Technology practices work closely together, an essential collaboration given the current nature and speed of innovation in healthcare.  “Our technology practice’s fast growth and exceptional client satisfaction scores are a testament to the quality and value that we bring our clients,” noted Billy Parker, Co-Managing Partner of the firm’s technology practice. The firm is excited to continue to serve and expand our offerings for healthtech clients in the Nashville market.

Coordinating all industry and service line focus areas and growth of the Nashville office is Lori Haley, Market Managing Partner of DHG’s Nashville, Atlanta and Birmingham locations. Lori has been with the firm since 2009 and has a significant track record of leading growth and development in the region. “I’m very excited to continue leading and growing DHG in the Nashville market,” noted Lori. “I am proud of this team that continues to drive business growth for clients, even during the pandemic, through outstanding client service in assurance, tax and advisory services. Looking forward to this year, I am very optimistic. We started the year on an exciting note opening our vibrant new workspace and I look forward to the day we can be together as a full, in-person team again in the office.” DHG recently moved its Nashville office to 1222 Demonbruen, a new landmark in the Gulch Union mixed-use development, to continue to grow its market presence in a creative and collaborative space.

DHG has had a presence in the Nashville market for over a decade and continues to invest in building teams with top talent from across the region and beyond.

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DHG is a leading professional services firm offering assurance, tax and advisory services to clients nationwide and internationally. Our strength lies in our technical knowledge, industry intelligence and future focused approach combined with our drive to help our clients achieve their goals, both today and tomorrow. DHG’s professionals are passionate about providing an unparalleled client experience as we listen, innovate and act to help our clients.

DHG ranks among the top 20 professional services firms in the nation, with more than 2,000 professionals across the United States. The DHG team serves clients in all 50 states and internationally.


Kevin Locke
Managing Principal, Healthcare
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