Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. announced that David M. Keys, CFA, has been named Chief Development Officer. Keys will focus on mergers & acquisitions, de novo development and expansion opportunities. Keys has been active in the healthcare services market for nearly two decades, including more than 15 years in investment banking and mergers and acquisitions advisory work. Prior to joining Acadia, he covered behavioral health and several physician practice management sectors as a managing director for Truist Securities, Inc., which he joined following the merger of SunTrust and BB&T. Prior to the merger, Keys was a managing director and head of healthcare investment banking for BB&T Capital Markets after having previously launched the healthcare advisory group at a Richmond-based boutique investment bank. Earlier in his career, he was an investment banker at Harris Williams & Co. and Piper Jaffray. In addition to advisory work within the substance use disorder, eating disorder and at-risk-youth sectors, Keys was a co-founder of Creswell Partners, where he and his partners established Averhealth, a leading provider of substance use disorder treatment monitoring, care management and related support services to individuals on behalf of criminal justice systems and judicial treatment programs. Keys earned a bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.