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Mr. Kelvin Ault

Mr. Kelvin AultMr. Kelvin Ault

Professor of Practice & Program Director of Accounting & MIS

Email: Mr. Kelvin Ault



  • M. ACC  - The University of Tennessee
  • B.S. -  Lipscomb University, Accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant 



  • Tax Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Senior Vice President of Tax at Vanguard Health Systems
  • Vice President of Tax at LifePoint Hospitals
  • Senior Tax Manager at Ernst & Young LLP



  • American Health Lawyers 2016 Tax Conference: “Tax Exempt Healthcare Organizations with Taxable Business”
  • State Tax Notes: “A Proposal to Resolve the Healthcare Property Tax Exemption Debate”, April 24, 2017 edition.
  • State Tax Notes: “A Proposal to Resolve the Healthcare Property Tax Exemption Debate”, April 24, 2017 edition.
  • American Health Lawyers Association Accountable Care Organization Task Force Executive Summary: “IRS Rejects Tax Exempt Status of Non-MSSP ACOs; An Alternative Tax Subsidy Suggestion”, November 2016
  • iiBig 2015 Healthcare M&A conference: “Healthcare Regulatory & Tax Roundtable
  • American Bar Association 2015 Tax Conference: “The Doctor Is In”
  • PwC Health Services Webcast: “Hot Topics in Healthcare Joint Ventures and Strategic Affiliations”





Kelvin Ault joined Belmont’s staff in 2017 after spending over 25 years in public accounting and the healthcare industry. His most recent position was serving as a Investor-Owned Health Services Tax Leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Before joining PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2013, Kelvin was the Senior Vice President of Tax for Vanguard Health Systems which was a publicly traded hospital company with facilities located in various major metropolitan markets in the United States.  Prior to joining Vanguard in May 2005 Kelvin was Vice President of Tax for LifePoint Hospitals which owned and operated 48 nonurban hospitals after consummation of its merger with Province Healthcare in April 2005.  Prior to joining LifePoint Kelvin was Senior Tax Manager in the Nashville office of Ernst & Young LLP where he served mostly publicly and privately owned healthcare and real estate companies for twelve years before joining LifePoint in 2003.

Kelvin has been and continues to be a member of several organizations including Leadership Health Care Board and the YMCA of Middle Tennessee Associates Board.  Kelvin served on Belmont University’s Accounting and Information Management Advisory Board for approximately twenty years prior to joining the Belmont faculty.  Kelvin also served on the board of the Nashville Zoo and Treasurer for several years prior to joining the YMCA board.  In addition to his professional responsibilities, Kelvin is active with his family (wife Sheryl and 3 children, Ryan, Reagan and Rachel), in the Nashville community, and with his church where he serves as a student ministry LifeGroup leader at Brentwood Baptist Church.