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Terry L. Hales, Jr., MBA

Terry Hales, VP, Academic Administration, WFSM

Terry L. Hales, Jr., MBA, is vice president, academic administration and operations, as well as executive vice dean for Wake Forest School of Medicine.

Hales received a BSBA in Accounting from Appalachian State University in 1991, became a Certified Public Account in 1995, and received his MBA from Wake Forest University in 2000.

Before coming to Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Hales held different accounting positions within both public accounting and industry.

In September 1996, Hales came to Wake Forest University School of Medicine as a senior financial planner. He accepted the position of assistant controller in March 1999, and was appointed assistant dean for finance in January 2001.

Later that same year and concurrent with the creation of Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Hales was appointed to vice president for financial planning and chief financial officer.

In January 2010, with the formal integration of the North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University Health Sciences finance function, Hales was named vice chief financial officer of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, where he served through March 2014.

Hales was named vice president, academic administration and operations in April 2014. In June of 2016, Hales was named vice president, academic administration and operations, and executive vice dean.

In addition to these roles, Hales is also assistant treasurer for Piedmont Triad Research Park and assistant treasurer for the Dialysis Corporations of Wake Forest University.

Hales has been married for 25 years and has 4 children.

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