John Steele

Senior Vice President-Human Resources, HCA

Board Member: Corporate

John M. Steele is Senior Vice President–Human Resources of Nashville, Tennessee-based HCA, Inc., the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services.

He is responsible for recruiting, benefits, compensation, employee relations, labor relations, employee development and HR administration for HCA. In addition, Steele has administration oversight for Corporate Services, the HCA Foundation and Community Relations.

Steele joined HCA in 1995 as Assistant Vice President, Recruitment. In that role he was responsible for executive and corporate recruiting. In 1997 he was promoted to Vice President, Recruitment and Compensation, and in 2000 added responsibility for organizational effectiveness and executive development. His team was responsible for a number of key human resources initiatives, including several of HCA’s efforts to improve diversity at all levels, development and training programs, a redesign of corporate and executive compensation, and the HCA Cares scholarship program. Steele was named to his current position in November 2003.

Before joining HCA, Steele spent a year with Alcon Laboratories and nine years with Electronic Data Systems. At Alcon, he managed the U.S.-based recruitment effort and for EDS, he held a variety of regional leadership positions in their staffing organization.

Steele currently serves on the board of the Oasis Center, Jobs for America’s Graduates, as well as the Nashville chapter of Make-A-Wish.

Steele is a 1977 graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in communication. He and his wife Jennifer reside in Brentwood, Tennessee and have two sons.