Mr. Thackery recently joined the firm following a long career at American Medical Response. Ron had responsibility for safety, risk management, claims management, procurement and controlled substances administration. Previously, he was responsible for the integration of acquired companies into AMR, fleet administration, paramedic training schools and the Logistics team for FEMA deployments. During his 22 years he led many teams of caregivers and leaders in the development of innovative programs in EMS. Mr. Thackery received the Distinguished Service to Safety award from the National Safety Council in 2007, the highest individual award bestowed by the Council. He recently received the Walter J. Schaeffer Award for Excellence from the American Ambulance Association. He served on the Board of Directors for the National Safety Council and chairs the Professional Standards and Research Committee of the American Ambulance Association. He is a frequent presenter in EMS, Risk Management and Legal settings. Prior to his service at AMR, he was Senior Counsel to Federal Express. Mr. Thackery holds a BA in Humanities from Christian Brothers University and a JD from the University of Memphis.