Brett J. Denton serves as Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer for Atrium Health, where he is responsible for the Legal Department, Corporate Compliance, Privacy, Enterprise Risk Management, Internal Audit, Corporate Risk Management and Insurance. Atrium Health, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, is one of the most comprehensive and integrated healthcare systems in the nation with more than 70,000 teammates, 37 hospital facilities and over 900 care locations in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.
Brett previously served as Senior Vice President, Regional Executive for Atrium Health, where he was responsible for the Atrium Health Regional Partnerships group and managed Atrium Health’s regional hospitals and health networks in North Carolina and South Carolina. He also previously served as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Atrium Health. Prior to joining Atrium Health in 1999, Brett practiced law for six years with the firm Robinson Bradshaw and Hinson, P.A., in Charlotte, where he primarily litigated business disputes.
Brett received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1990 from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Eta Sigma, and he received a Juris Doctor degree in 1993 from UNC, where he served on the North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation. Brett also graduated from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham, North Carolina.
Brett is active in the Charlotte community, serving as Treasurer on the Arts and Science Council board of directors. Brett previously chaired the board of directors of Crisis Assistance Ministry, served on the state Health Law Council for the North Carolina Bar Association, and chaired the fee dispute resolution committee of the Mecklenburg County Bar. Brett and his wife, Natalie, have three children.