Brad Benton
Managing Partner, DHG Healthcare (CPA)
Atlanta, GA
Industry Focus
  • Healthcare
Service Areas
  • Healthcare Consulting

Overview

 

Brad is the managing partner of DHG Healthcare, the national healthcare industry practice of Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP. 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 35 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 leadership role with DHG, he is responsible for practice operations across all of DHG Healthcare’s audit, tax, and consulting businesses, which comprise the largest industry segment within DHG. Brad also serves on the DHG Executive Committee, which is the governing body for the Firm.

Experience

 

Professional and Industry Experience 

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 career leadership roles, over the years Brad 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 industry transformation campaign, which includes development and channel delivery of the national practice’s internal technical perspectives and go-to-market execution, as well as oversight of a portfolio of practice investments and tactical business partnerships.

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 fir trade organization publications.

Historical Representative Clients

  • Blue Cross / Blue Shield of MS
  • Emory Healthcare, Inc.
  • Gwinnett Health System, Inc.
  • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Methodist Health System
  • Mission Health, Inc.
  • Palmetto Health

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
Education
  • Bachelors, Business Administration
    Millsaps College

In the Community

 

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)
  • Member of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Board of Trustees of Zoo Atlanta (Chairman of the Board 2010 and 2011)
  • Board of Directors of Central Atlanta Progress (Board Treasurer, Executive Committee)
  • Board of Councilors for The Carter Center
  • Alexis de Tocqueville Society - United Way of Greater Atlanta

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

Honors

 
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) Fellow

Licenses

 
Licenses
  • Certified Public Accountant - GA - CPA019888

Certifications
  • Fellow, Healthcare Financial Management Association

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