Baptist Health of Northeast Florida appointed Keith Tickell to senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective immediately. Tickell joined Baptist Health in 2015 as senior vice president, strategic assets/real estate and has been serving as interim chief financial officer since January 2022.
Tickell’s role is vital to shaping the strategies and environments for Baptist Health’s future growth throughout the region. He not only leads all aspects of finance, including financial planning, reporting, and tax and treasury functions, but also real estate, design and construction.
“Keith Tickell brings to the CFO role a robust set of skillsets and a unique perspective that encompasses finance, strategic assets and operations,” said Michael A. Mayo, DHA, FACHE, president and chief executive officer of Baptist Health. “His diverse experience includes working in private equity, publicly traded and privately held organizations. Above all, Keith is acutely aligned with the mission and values of Baptist Health. I am proud to have him as a trusted member of our executive team.”
Prior to joining Baptist Health, Tickell served as the CFO in four companies, including Flagler Development, a subsidiary of Florida East Coast Industries, where he was involved in the placement of debt structures totaling over $1 billion. At The North Highland Company, which provides management and technology consulting services throughout the U.S., Tickell had responsibilities including and beyond the CFO role, serving as vice president and chief administrative officer. He also served as vice president and CFO for Sabal Corporation, an owner, developer and manager of a mixed-use commercial development park in Tampa, and Nordic Refrigerated Services in Atlanta.
Tickell, who served as a board member of the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce from 2006 to 2012, has a Master of Business Administration from Emory University in Atlanta and a Bachelor of Arts in business administration from the University of South Florida.