Knox County audit committee chairman steps down

Dr. Joe Carcello (source: UT)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – The chairman of the Knox County audit committee submitted his resignation Tuesday, saying his other job responsibilities have left him without enough time to properly serve on the committee.

Dr. Joe Carcello is a department head of the Department of Accounting and Information Management at UT’s Haslam College of Business. He also serves on the SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee.

He says those two jobs, “coupled with all of my other faculty responsibilities, has me working 6-7 days every week and late into the evening on most nights.  This situation has become increasingly untenable, so I have begun the process of identifying activities that I can exit.  Unfortunately, chairing the Knox County audit committee is more peripheral to my day-to-day responsibilities at UT than my other activities,” said Carcello in a resignation letter.

The county has yet to name a successor.

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