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Mark Beasley

Director, Enterprise Risk Management Initiative

KPMG Term Professor of Accounting



Mark Beasley is a Professor of Enterprise Risk Management and the Director of the Enterprise Risk Management Initiative in the Poole College of Management.  The Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Initiative provides thought leadership about ERM practices and their integration with strategy and corporate governance. As founding director, Dr. Beasley leads the ERM Initiative’s efforts to help pioneer the development of this emergent discipline through outreach to business professionals, with its ongoing ERM Roundtable Series and ERM Executive Education for boards and senior executives; research, advancing knowledge and understanding of ERM issues; and undergraduate and graduate business education for the next generation of business executives (visit the ERM Initiative website at  He frequently works with boards of directors and senior management teams to assist them in strengthening their risk oversight processes.


Ph.D. Accounting Michigan State University, Eli Broad School of Management 1994

B.S. Accounting (cum laude) Auburn University School of Accountancy 1982

Area(s) of Expertise

Risk Management, Enterprise Risk Management, Corporate Governance, Auditing, Internal Control