Anthony (Tony) Keck is the Director of Health and Human Services for South Carolina Governor Nikki R. Haley.
He has more than twenty-four years of experience in health care management, consulting, policy and academics in the United States and Latin America. Prior to his appointment in South Carolina, Mr. Keck served three years in the administration of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal as health and social services policy advisor to the governor, and chief of staff and deputy secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals. In the private sector, Mr. Keck managed and consulted for organizations such as Johnson & Johnson where he was Director of Operations for Latin American Consulting and Services, as Director of Management Engineering at Ochsner Clinic New Orleans, and as Administrator of St. Thomas Health Services, a community clinic. He holds both a Bachelor of Industrial & Operations Engineering and Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan and is completing his doctoral thesis in health systems management at the Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine focusing on physician workforce issues. He also serves on the Board of the National Association of Medicaid Directors, has an appointment at the Tulane University School of Medicine Department of Family and Community Medicine and was recently appointed to the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Governance and Financing of Graduate Medical Education.