February 13, 2009

ATLANTA – Elizabeth B. Hanckel has joined Tyler & Company as Senior Vice President. In this role, Hanckel will conduct executive searches to fill positions within leading healthcare institutions, and will continue to provide human resource consulting services to a variety of healthcare clients.

Hanckel brings with her 31 years of healthcare experience, 20 of those as an HR executive and consultant for a variety of both small and large healthcare systems. For the past decade, Hanckel has worked solely as a consultant in the field, guiding healthcare organizations through transitions geared toward improving HR strategies. As a consultant, she has served as interim vice president of HR with various hospitals and health systems around the country. Her broad-based background working with these institutions and handling their unique challenges makes her a valuable asset to Tyler & Company.

“We are really pleased to have Elizabeth Hanckel join our firm,” says J. Larry Tyler, FACHE, FAAHC, FHFMA, CMPE, president and CEO. “Elizabeth is an outstanding HR professional and has been extremely involved with hospitals and hospital systems. She will bring her knowledge of healthcare human resources to bear on solving executives’ staffing issues.”

“I’m enamored with the quality of Tyler & Company,” says Hanckel. “It’s exciting to have the opportunity to work with a firm that offers this level of service and integrity. I think my new role will give me the opportunity to provide services to a diverse group of clients around the country that I haven’t had the time to do on my own.” 

Prior to becoming a consultant, Hanckel was Vice President of Human Resources at St. Mary’s Health System, Health Services Corporation in Grand Junction, Co., and Director of Human Resources for Inner Harbour Hospitals in Douglasville, Ga., and the Hyatt Hotels Corporation.

Hanckel is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management, and the American Society for Healthcare Human Resource Management. She has worked on the Governor’s Committee for Welfare to Work in Colorado, has served on the Council on Child Abuse in multiple states, and has been a member of numerous United Way committees. Currently, Hanckel volunteers at Valley View Hospital in Colorado. She has been quoted in industry publications, and she makes presentations at various industry events. 

Hanckel earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Queens University in Charlotte, N.C., a certificate in labor and industrial relations from New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, N.Y., and a master’s degree in human resources development from Webster University in St. Louis, Mo.



Tyler & Company specializes in healthcare and life science executive search. The five-office firm is consistently ranked in the top 10 largest executive healthcare search firms by Modern Healthcare, and it is among Executive Recruiter News' top 40 largest executive retained search firms in the United States. Tyler & Company celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2008. Tyler & Company is a member of Signium International, a consortium of search firms with 38 offices in 23 countries. Signium International provides Tyler & Company clients with global executive solutions in support of Tyler & Company’s practices in the life sciences, medical devices and biotechnology. For more information, please visit www.tylerandco.com.