Preston W. Smith, JD, FACHE, President of Premier Anesthesia, is board certified in healthcare management and brings more than 20 years of healthcare leadership experience to the company. Prior to joining Premier Anesthesia, Preston was president of Tyler & Company, a healthcare executive search firm that specializes in recruiting senior leadership for medical practices, hospitals and healthcare systems. Preston has also served as president of anesthesia at a national, multi-specialty professional medical service company, later holding the roles of chief revenue officer and chief compliance officer for its parent company.Additional leadership roles that Preston has held include working as a private practice attorney specialized in hospital law, medical malpractice defense, physician practice dispute resolution and litigation. He also served as a state senator in the Georgia General Assembly for four consecutive terms. As a result of his patient-centered advocacy and healthcare reforms, Preston was named Legislator of the Year by the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians, Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals, Medical Association of Georgia, Georgia Orthopaedic Society, Georgia Gastroenterology Society and the Society for Ambulatory Surgery Centers.