Commencement Speaker

Brian Tyler, Chief Executive Officer of McKesson

Brian Tyler is chief executive officer of McKesson Corporation. As a leading healthcare organization, McKesson partners with biopharma companies, care providers, pharmacies, manufacturers, governments and others to deliver insights, products and services that help make quality care more accessible and affordable.

Since joining McKesson more than 25 years ago, Tyler has held a wide variety of leadership roles throughout the organization. Prior to being appointed CEO, he served as the company’s chief operations officer, playing a key role in helping McKesson improve the way products get from the manufacturer to the patient. Additional leadership positions Tyler has held with McKesson span across McKesson Europe, North American Pharmaceutical Distribution Services, Corporate Strategy and Business Development, U.S. Pharmaceutical, Medical-Surgical Solutions, McKesson Specialty Care Solutions and McKesson Distribution Solutions.

Tyler is on the board of directors for Republic Services and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers and is a member of the National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative, the Wall Street Journal CEO Council and Business Roundtable. He is also the chair of the American Cancer Society’s North Texas chapter of CEOs Against Cancer and a member of the President’s Advisory Board for UT Southwestern Medical Center and the SMU Cox Executive Board.

Tyler holds a doctorate and master’s degree from the University of Chicago, where he studied under a grant from the National Science Foundation. Tyler also earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics with high honors from University of California Santa Cruz.