by Tyler & Company

August 16, 2007

ATLANTA — J. Larry Tyler, president and founder of Tyler & Company, has been awarded the Frederick T. Muncie Gold Award by Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).

Tyler is one of about 65 in HFMA’s Georgia Chapter who has received since 1980 the Frederick T. Muncie Gold Award. The Founders Award is given to members who reach a certain milestone in their volunteer activities within HFMA. For the Muncie Gold Award, members must have earned 75 member points through any variety of volunteer activities including authoring articles, reviewing articles and manuscripts, mentoring and serving on an HFMA committee. 

Named after Frederick T. Muncie, this Founders Award honors the first president of American Association of Hospital Accountants (1947 to 1949). The award is part of the Founders Merit Award Series to acknowledge contributions made by HFMA members. Tyler also has earned the William G. Follmer Bronze Award the Robert H. Reeves Silver Award. 

“With my background in finance, HFMA was the first organization I joined when I decided to specialize in healthcare search,” says Tyler, a long-time leader in the retained healthcare executive search arena. “HMFA has been a great source of information as well as influential in networking. It’s been a pleasure being and participating as a member, so receiving this award really is a testament to that.”

Tyler’s activities that contributed to his earning the Frederick T. Muncie Gold Award included being a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Healthcare Financial Management journal. He also has reviewed multiple articles and has authored several articles published by HFMA, which include “Are You a “New-Age” CFO?” “Hey, You – Look at Me!” “Do You Have Misteaks in Your Resume?” and Core Competencies: A Simplified Look at a Complicated Issue.” 

Tyler, who began his professional career as an accountant in the early ‘70s, started Tyler & Company in 1978 with mostly financial-related searches. Today, the firm conducts searches in virtually all high-level positions within the healthcare field.

Tyler & Company specializes in healthcare and life science executive search. The four-office firm is ranked in the top 15 largest executive healthcare search firms by Modern Healthcare and is among Executive Recruiter News’ Top 40 largest retained search firms. Tyler & Company enjoys an outstanding reputation for the quality of and timeliness of its search process.    

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