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Aaron Beam

Speaker & Author


Mr. Beam was a co-founder of Healthsouth and the company’s first CFO.  From 1984 to 1996 he helped grow Healthsouth into a Fortune 500 company.  However, in 1996 he took part in an accounting fraud at the company that resulted in one of the largest corporate frauds in the history of the United States.  In 2003 he pled guilty to the crime and was sent to federal prison.
He began his public speaking career in 2009 and as of 2017 has spoken to over 400 different groups.  These include universities, associations, companies, churches and civic groups.  His primary message is about corporate fraud, who is actually responsible, how they take place, and what can be done to prevent frauds such as Enron and Healthsouth.
Mr. Beam is also an author.  His first book “Healthsouth: The Wagon to Disaster” was published in 2009.  His second book was published in 2015 “Ethics Playbook: Winning Ethically in Business”.  He graduated from Bossler High School in 1961.  Today he lives in Loxley, Alabama with his wife of 47 years, Phillis.