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Diane Tanking Joins Houston Office

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Oak Brook, IL . . . Former PricewaterhouseCoopers Partner Diane Tanking has joined national executive search firm Witt/Kieffer in its Houston, TX office, Witt/Kieffer President and CEO Jim Gauss announced today.   Tanking brings to the firm more than 30 years of national and Texas-based healthcare management consulting experience. Witt/Kieffer is the nation’s only top 10 search firm specializing in healthcare, higher education and not-for-profit organizations.

“Diane’s “Big 4” consulting experience is the cornerstone of an entire career in health care, serving prominent hospitals and health systems in the South and nationwide,” Gauss said. “Diane is ideally suited to help clients recruit leaders who can tackle challenges such as health reform, physician integration and system consolidation including mergers and acquisitions.”

Prior to joining Witt/Kieffer, Tanking was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Houston where she helped clients navigate large-scale transformation and create high-performance teams.  She also is a former partner at V4 Consulting and at Ernst & Young LLP, both in Houston. Prior to her consulting career, Tanking was vice president for one of the largest multi-hospital systems in the region, Hermann Affiliated Hospital Systems in Houston. Tanking holds an M.B.A. in finance and marketing from University of Houston and a B.S. in business administration and industrial management from University of Houston at Clear Lake City. Read more about Diane.

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