ATLANTA, Nov. 19, 2014 – J. Larry Tyler, FACHE, FHFMA, FAAHC, CMPE, Chairman of Tyler & Company, has been appointed to the Council of Regents, the legislative body of the American College of Healthcare Executives. The Council of Regents serves as the vital link between ACHE and members by approving governance and membership regulations as well as promoting ACHE programs, services and activities within their respective areas.

Tyler will take office at the Council of Regents meeting March 14, 2015, during ACHE's 2015 Congress on Healthcare Leadership at the Hilton Chicago. As a Regent, Tyler will represent ACHE's membership in Georgia.

Tyler is Chairman of Tyler & Company. Originally from Washington, a small, historic town in eastern Georgia, Tyler 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 specializes in nationwide executive-level healthcare, physician and academic medicine recruitment; succession planning; board governance; and executive assessments.

"I am honored that the members of the Georgia Association of Healthcare Executives Chapter (GAHE) have selected me as their Regent," says Tyler. "More than 1,400 members strong, the Georgia Chapter is one of the largest in ACHE. I will endeavor to serve the GAHE membership and board, as well as advance the profession of healthcare administration. Preceding Regents have set the bar high, and I will make every effort to match their marks."

Tyler is board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow. His more extensive involvement with ACHE dates to 1983, when he began serving as faculty at every ACHE annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership. Tyler was appointed ACHE's Chair of the Career Development Committee from 1994 to 1996 and served two years on the Editorial Board of ache.org. In 1997, he received ACHE's Regent Award for Georgia. In 2010, Tyler received ACHE's President's Award, the second recipient since its 2006 inception to receive the honor. And in 2012,Tyler received ACHE's Exemplary Service Award, the association's highest service award, for his commitment of volunteer service to the healthcare management profession.

Tyler also is a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, a Fellow of the American Association of Healthcare Consultants and a Certified Medical Practice Executive of the American College of Medical Practice Executives. He has served each in various capacities and has been honored with multiple awards for his dedication, service and personal participation.

American College of Healthcare Executives
The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE offers its prestigious FACHE credential, signifying board certification in healthcare management. ACHE's established network of 80 chapters provides access to networking, education and career development at the local level. In addition, ACHE is known for its magazine, Healthcare Executive, and its career development and public policy programs. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery. The Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives was established to further advance healthcare management excellence through education and research. The Foundation of ACHE is known for its groundbreaking research and educational programs, including the annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which draws more than 4,000 participants. Its publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on health services management including textbooks for college and university courses.