Top 25 Minority Leaders
President and CEO,
Tyson, 57, has been CEO of the Oakland, Calif.-based integrated healthcare giant since 2013, adding the title of chairman in January 2014. He has been with Kaiser for more than 30 years and had risen to president and COO before taking the helm. While president and COO, Tyson oversaw the opening of 14 hospitals. Kaiser now operates 38 hospitals. Under Tyson, Kaiser has continued expanding its model, especially with the Group Health Cooperative merger in Seattle and partnerships with other provider organizations. It plans to open a medical school in Southern California by 2019. Kaiser, which has more than 10 million members in eight states and Washington, D.C., generated $56.4 billion in operating revenue in 2014. This is Tyson's third time on the list of Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare.