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Brad Benton
Managing Partner, DHG Healthcare (CPA)
Atlanta, GA

Brad is the Managing Partner of DHG Healthcare, the national healthcare industry practice of Dixon Hughes Goodman.  He joined the firm in December 2012, and is currently located in the Firm’s Atlanta office.  Brad was previously admitted to the partnership of an international firm in June 1993, and his professional career spans over 32 years. He has served (among other roles) as the partner-in-charge for his former firm’s Southeast healthcare practice and as the regional partner-in-charge for that firm’s overall audit practice in the deep South.  In his current DHG leadership role he is responsible for practice operations across all of DHG Healthcare’s audit, tax, and consulting businesses.  DHG Healthcare comprises the largest industry segment within DHG.

For over 30 years, Brad has worked almost entirely within the healthcare ecosystem, and over the years he has provided leadership of professional services for a broad range of healthcare industry stakeholders throughout the United States. Brad has served as the account partner for a number of notable healthcare organizations, including Duke University Health System, Emory Healthcare, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia, Methodist (Memphis) Health System, and the Medical University of South Carolina. 

In the context of his firm wide leadership roles, over the years he has led multiple strategic planning efforts in professional services environments, including national strategy planning for his former firm and chairing the human capital strategy workstream in that effort. 

In his role as DHG Healthcare managing partner, Brad also serves as the overall executive sponsor for DHG Healthcare’s multi-phased healthcare transformation campaign, which includes development and channel delivery of the national practice’s internal perspectives and go-to-market execution.

Publications and Speaking Engagements

Brad is active on several levels in the professional and business environment, including serving as a frequent speaker and commenter on healthcare industry transformation, corporate governance, and other matters unique to healthcare organizations. He has also co-authored numerous published materials related to healthcare thought capital, including internal material in his transformational campaign leadership role and for trade organization publications.

Professional Organizations
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), Member
  • Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, Member
  • Member of the Executive Advisory Council of the Global Center for Health Innovation

Civic Organizations
  • Board of Councilors for The Carter Center
  • Board of Directors of Central Atlanta Progress - Board Treasurer and Member of Executive Committee
  • Board of Trustees of Zoo Atlanta - Board Chair in 2010 and 2011
  • Alexis de Tocqueville Society - United Way of Greater Atlanta
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) Fellow
  • Certified Public Accountant - GA - CPA019888

  • Fellow, Healthcare Financial Management Association
  • Bachelors, Business Administration
    Millsaps College
Industry Focus
  • Healthcare
Service Areas
  • Healthcare Consulting

Industry Issues

Services In Focus
Alerts, News
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