J. Larry Tyler is Chairman of Practical Governance Group, a team of healthcare consultants and academicians passionate about good governance and the education of healthcare boards. Among the group’s activities are conducting board presentations, board retreats, board self-evaluations, and board and CEO succession planning, as well as writing comprehensively on governance issues. Errol Biggs, PhD, FACHE, head of the Healthcare Administration program at the University of Colorado Denver, and Larry co-authored Practical Governance. Published by Health Administration Press, it offers useful advice on topics that matter most to healthcare boards – from structure to strategic planning.

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” and the governance portion of ACHE’s emersion course. Larry is an adjunct professor in health administration of the University of Colorado Denver and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Originally from Washington, a small, historic town in eastern Georgia, Larry began his professional career on the audit staff of Price Waterhouse & Co. and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1975. Three years later, he founded Tyler & Company, which conducts executive-level searches for the healthcare industry. Tyler & Company is repeatedly named by Modern Healthcare as one of the largest executive search firms in healthcare.

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.

Today, Larry is Chairman Emeritus of Tyler & Company, which in 2013, became part of Jackson Healthcare, the third largest healthcare staffing company in the United States.

Presentation Topics

Advancing the Board: Moving from a Good Board to a Great Board

Health System and Hospital Board Self-Evaluation

Health System and Hospital CEO Succession Planning

Health System and Hospital Board Succession Planning

360-degree Performance Appraisals and Competencies for CEOs

Finding the Right “CEO of the Future” for Your Healthcare Organization

Speaker Topics

  • Governance
  • Organizational Culture

Speaker Type

  • Breakout Presenter
  • Group Facilitator
  • Keynote Presenter
  • Presentation Moderator