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. He frequently works with boards of directors and senior management teams to assist them in strengthening their risk oversight processes.
Prior to beginning his career at NC State, Dr. Beasley served as a Technical Manager in the Audit and Attest Division of the AICPA. In that role he assisted the Auditing Standards Board in the development of professional auditing standards. Before joining the AICPA, he was an Audit Manager in the Nashville, Tennessee office of Ernst & Young. Dr. Beasley is a member of the American Accounting Association (AAA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Dr. Beasley received a BS in accounting from Auburn University and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University.
Dr. Beasley is the recipient of the American Accounting Association’s Competitive Manuscript Award, the AAA’s Distinguished Contribution to Accounting Literature Award, and the Auditing Section’s Notable Contributions to the Auditing Literature Award. In 2012, Dr. Beasley was named by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) as one of the “100 People to Watch.”