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Claude K. Smith Endowed Lecture Series on Accounting Announces Keynote Speaker Weston L. Smith

Weston L. Smith

Weston L. Smith - “The HealthSouth Story: A Case of Ethical Malpractice.”

The Claude K. Smith Endowed Lecture Series on Accounting is designed to provide Eastern Kentucky University students with the opportunity to hear, meet, network with, and learn from nationally recognized experts in the accounting profession. Additionally, the lecture series will be available to members of the accounting profession and the general community. The series will provide an on campus public presentation attracting accounting professionals from the region and nation.

EKU Accounting is pleased to welcome Mr. Weston L. Smith as the third annual speaker on Wednesday March 23, 2020 at 5:00p.m. in the Business and Technology Center Rogow Auditorium on Eastern Kentucky University’s Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Weston L. Smith is a Keynote Speaker and current Fraud Prevention & Ethics Advocate for Chalkline Solutions, Inc. where he has worked since 2007.

Smith used to be the CFO of the Fortune 500 company, HealthSouth Corporation. The company became a Wall Street darling. Within a dozen years of inception, HealthSouth Corporation grew from one location to over two thousand in all fifty states and five countries. However, underneath the glimmering corporate office, the fleet of corporate jets, and “consistent” earnings reports, laid multi-year multi-billion dollar financial fraud. Ultimately, Smith voluntarily came forward and exposed the fraud, and accepted responsibility for his former actions.

Today, Smith is dedicated to making this a life lesson. He is passionate about guiding others in the fruits of living and working responsibly and the consequences of unethical conduct. Smith has spoken worldwide to thousands of university students, professional association participants, and business executives of national and global companies.  Whether he is making a technical presentation or one on leadership, he strives to motivate people to simply do the right thing.  

Smith has appeared on CNBC, Fox Business Network, and other media outlets.

Please join us on March 23, 2020 at 5:00p.m. to hear Weston Smith speak about “The HealthSouth Story: A Case of Ethical Malpractice.”

Click here for more information regarding the Claude K. Smith Endowed Lecture Series on Accounting.

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