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As part of its commitment to greater trust and transparency, the University of Kentucky recently created the position of chief accountability officer and audit executive. Additionally, the university president works closely with several governing bodies to ensure the best decisions are made for the institution. 

Chief Accountability Officer

Joe Reed, MBA, CFE, CIA

Chief Accountability Officer and Audit Executive

(859) 257-9734


Joe Reed joined UK's Internal Audit staff in March 2004. He has a Mechanical Engineering degree and a Master of Business Administration from the University of New Haven and maintains CIA and CFE certifications. Joe’s professional experience includes finance, project management and operational management as well as leading workshops. His responsibilities include operations and strategy for the division.

Joseph Reed