ATLANTA, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Jackson Healthcare, a national provider of staffing, search and technology services, announced Preston Smith as the new president of Tyler & Company. Tyler is an executive search firm with a 38-year history serving health systems, hospitals and academic institutions across the U.S. Smith comes to Jackson from ApolloMD, an Atlanta-based enterprise that serves 3.9 million patients through hospitals and physicians across the U.S. He served as chief revenue officer and chief compliance officer and also oversaw the company's professional liability insurance program. From 2008 to 2015 at Apollo, he served as president of anesthesia services. From 2003 to 2011, Smith served as a state senator in the Georgia General Assembly, where he chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee and served as a member of Appropriations, Health & Human Services and other committees. Prior to public service, Smith's legal practice included healthcare and hospital law, medical malpractice defense, litigation and physician practice contracts. "I am excited by the vision, energy and values Preston brings to Tyler & Company," said R. Shane Jackson, president of Jackson Healthcare. "He understands healthcare and I am confident that under his leadership Tyler & Company will continue to provide the amazing quality of service to executives and medical facilities for which it is known." Smith said, "In the complex environment of our modern patient care delivery system, leaders in the healthcare industry have the greatest opportunity to positively impact the success of their own organizations, the medical providers they train and, ultimately, the patients they serve. I am thrilled to join an outstanding team of dedicated colleagues at Tyler & Company who serve as trusted advisors to our client partners in healthcare, academia and life sciences in the search for the next generation of transformational leaders."