J. Larry Tyler, FACHE, FHFMA, CMPE

J. Larry Tyler, FACHE, FHFMA, CMPE

Chairman Emeritus
Address:400 Northridge Road, Suite 1250 Atlanta, GA 30350


J. Larry Tyler is Chairman Emeritus of Tyler & Company. In 2013, it became part of one the largest healthcare staffing companies in the country, Jackson Healthcare, for which Larry serves as Vice President of Organizational Relationships. In 2008, Larry was named by BusinessWeek as “one of the top 100 most influential headhunters in the world.”

He shares his knowledge and nearly 40 years of experience as a healthcare executive recruitment consultant in the pages of Tyler’s Guide: The Healthcare Executive’s Job Search (fourth edition), which takes readers from beginning to end of the job-change process.

Throughout his career, Larry has had the pleasure of partnering with healthcare organizations and leading search assignments resulting in thousands of successfully placed healthcare executives. As Georgia Regent for the American College of Healthcare Executives, he gives back to the healthcare executive community primarily via teaching and career counseling.

Larry also is Chairman and CEO of Practical Governance Group, a team of healthcare consultants and academicians passionate about good governance, the education of healthcare boards and CEO succession planning. Having led the recruitment of more than 185 healthcare CEOs over his career, Larry has practical knowledge of what drives boards to success.

Larry has spoken on governance for numerous hospital associations and health systems. Since 1983, he has served as faculty at the American College of Healthcare Executives’ Congress on Healthcare Leadership. Among his seminars are “CEO Governance Roundtable,” CEO Governance Forum” and the governance portion of ACHE’s immersion course. He is an adjunct professor in health administration of the University of Colorado Denver and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Larry is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), of which he has served as Chair of its Career Development Committee and Editorial Board of ache.org. Recognized multiple times by ACHE, his most notable honors include receiving in 2010 its President’s Award and becoming the second recipient since its 2006 inception. Larry received in 2012 ACHE’s Exemplary Service Award, the association’s highest service award, for his commitment of volunteer service to the healthcare management profession. And in 2014, he was elected to serve on the Council of Regents, ACHE’s legislative body.

Larry also is a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), where he served on the Editorial Advisory Board of its journal, Healthcare Financial Management. He is a recipient of three of HFMA’s awards for personal participation.

Larry is a Fellow of the American Association of Healthcare Consultants, where he served as Chair of the Board from 1994 to 1995. In 1989, he was named recipient of the association’s Chet Minkalis Service Award. In 1995, he was cited by his peers as one of the top search consultants in the United States in the book, The New Career Makers, by John Sibbald. He is a Certified Medical Practice Executive of the American College of Medical Practice Executives, and he is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Georgia Society of CPAs.


Master of Professional Accountancy
Georgia State University, Atlanta

Bachelor of Science, Industrial Management
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta


Larry is married to Beth, and between them, they have four grown children. Beth was a corporate lawyer, but now is retired to golf and grandchildren. In his spare time, Larry is a gardener and collector of various things, some of which overtake the garage. Larry also is a sailor, and regularly gathers a group to charter sailboats in the Caribbean. Larry is a member of the Seven Seas Cruising Association and the St. Lucia Yacht Club.

His love of the Caribbean gave rise to the presence of a home on his favorite island, St. Lucia – Villa Bella Vista and her sister property, Cozy Cottage. Both are available for rent while Larry and his wife are not in residence.

Larry also makes time for volunteer work. He serves on the board of a nonprofit organization, Hewanorra Health Volunteers, Inc., which supports St. Jude Hospital in St. Lucia. He also is active with Healthcare Leadership Corps, which serves for training healthcare leaders in developing countries.