LBMC’s Growth and Strategic Initiatives Lead to Promotions and Talent Acquisition in Key Healthcare Leadership Roles

LBMC’s business growth leads to securing national healthcare information security expert and partnerships for LBMC healthcare audit and advisory professionals

LBMC, one of the Southeast’s largest accounting and business consulting firms and a top 50 firm in the nation, today announced executive leadership appointments to help accommodate company growth in the areas dedicated to serving a variety of healthcare client needs. The company, which recently surpassed 600 total employees, has named three professionals as new leaders: LBMC healthcare specialists Courtney Bach and Meredith Douglas as Audit and Advisory Division Shareholders and the addition of former KPMG’s healthcare information security expert, Mark Johnson CISSP, to lead the LBMC Healthcare Cyber Security Division.

“I am pleased to congratulate Courtney and Meredith as our newest shareholders and to welcome Mark to our LBMC family. These exceptional leaders bring nearly 50 years of collective experience and expertise in healthcare audit and advisory, compliance, risk and information security and join us at a transformational time for our firm. I look forward to seeing them lead the way as we continue to provide solutions for our clients’ expanding needs – both in the near and long-term,” said Jeff Drummonds, CEO of LBMC.

Today, LBMC Healthcare is a national brand now encompassing experts in audit, tax, consulting, transaction advisory, data analytics, valuation, risk and compliance, technology and much more. They serve clients in 50 states as not only service providers but innovators in the product development space.

“Courtney, Meredith, and Mark are all proven to be leaders in their respective areas of healthcare expertise”, said Greg Eli, Healthcare Practice Leader of LBMC.  “As we continue to focus on expanding our Healthcare Practice nationally, these three specialists will allow us to sustain our significant growth while maintaining our commitment to client service that has helped make LBMC the firm of choice in Tennessee. These individuals are very deserving of their promotion within our Healthcare Practice.”

Courtney BachCourtney Bach, Shareholder
Healthcare Services, Audit and Advisory

Bach has more than 10 years of professional experience in healthcare audit and advisory services. Over the past 10 years, Bach has directed audit, consulting and due diligence healthcare engagements for hospitals, behavioral health providers, continuing care retirement communities, independent and assisting living facilities, nursing homes and hospice care organizations.

Bach serves as a speaker for numerous organizations covering accounting and auditing issues and has authored several articles related to issues impacting healthcare entities and the broader profession.

Bach began her career with LBMC healthcare division and has been instrumental in the growth of this division including the recruiting, hiring and training of staff. Bach serves as Treasurer for McNeilly Center for Children and volunteers with the Junior League. She is also an active member of the Nashville Healthcare Council, Leadership Health Care and serves on two TSCPA committees.

Meredith DouglasMeredith Douglas, Shareholder
Healthcare Services, Audit and Advisory

Douglas began her career with LBMC and has over 13 years of professional experience in healthcare audit and advisory services. She manages and oversees teams on audit, reviews and consulting engagements for all types of healthcare organizations.  Douglas works with a number of hospitals, both for-profit and not-for-profit, behavioral health and long-term care providers, healthcare technology companies, ambulatory surgery centers and independent physician associations, providing these organizations annual attest services, as well as advising and consulting on complex financial accounting and reporting matters.

Douglas is a licensed CPA in both the state of Tennessee and Florida and has extensive experience with Florida state AHCA reporting requirements. She is a published author and has served as a speaker on the financial accounting requirements that healthcare organizations typically face. She was named a Nashville Business Journal 40 under 40 honoree, an elite group of Nashville leaders recognized for making their mark with business acumen and community commitment, and is actively involved in Leadership Health Care and the Nashville Health Care Council. She was appointed to the 2018-2019 TSCPA Audit Committee and serves on the TSCPA Health Care Conference Task Force.

Mark JohnsonMark Johnson, Shareholder
Healthcare Risk Services

Johnson has over 26 years of information security experience providing solutions to commercial companies, non-profit organizations, and various United States Federal Government agencies, including the design, development, implementation, and administration of information security strategic programs. He is a nationally recognized leader in information security and comes to LBMC from KPMG where he led the national healthcare industry cybersecurity services.

Johnson joins the nationally acclaimed LBMC Healthcare Information Security division where he will lead the growing healthcare security client needs as they build and maintain security programs that reduce risk, mitigate threats and maintain compliance.

He previously served as President/CEO of Catalina Security Consulting, Chief Information Security Officer of Vanderbilt University and Medical Center, Chief Security Officer of London Bridge Group and Manager at Deloitte.

Johnson has served on several information security leadership boards and is a published author and nationally recognized speaker on healthcare information security regulatory and compliance topics. Mark served his country as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and received the designation of Naval Flight Officer. At his last command, he served as the Command’s Information Security Officer.

About LBMC

LBMC is a Top 50 firm in the country and the largest professional service solutions provider based in Tennessee, serving approximately 10,000 clients with diverse needs across a spectrum of industries. LBMC and The LBMC Family of Companies have more than 600 employees, with offices in Chattanooga, Nashville (Brentwood), and Knoxville, TN. Founded in 1984 as a traditional accounting firm, LBMC has expanded its focus to meet a broad range of financial, human resources and technology needs for its diverse client base. Today, we’ve become industry leaders in financial, human resources, technology, information security, and wealth advisory services.