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Kathi Whalen

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Kathi Whalen, J.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer

Kathi Whalen is senior vice president and chief ethics and compliance officer of Nashville, Tennessee-based HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services. In her position, she is responsible for HCA Healthcare’s Ethics and Compliance, Regulatory Compliance, and Information Protection & Security departments. Whalen is also chair of HCA Healthcare’s Sustainability Steering Committee.



Prior to assuming her current role in January 2019, Whalen served as vice president of ethics and compliance, overseeing the Program Development and Compliance Program Assessment teams.



Prior to joining HCA Healthcare in January 1998, Kathi served as associate counsel to President Clinton with responsibility for the White House’s ethics program. Kathi began her government service in the ethics division of the General Counsel’s Office at the U.S. Commerce Department. Prior to that, she practiced labor and employment law in Dayton, Ohio.



Kathi is chairman of the board of Project Transformation Tennessee and serves on the board of the HCA Healthcare Foundation.



Kathi received her B.A. in History from the College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio, and her J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law, Nashville, Tennessee.