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Board Member
Ron Thackery

Ron Thackery joined the AMR Foundation for Research and Education Board in March of 2018. He is the CEO of a consulting group that focuses on EMS agencies as well as insurance, risk management and loss control. In addition, Thackeryserves as COO for the law firm Pozo-Diaz & Diaz. During his 23-year tenure at AMR, Thackery had responsibility for safety, risk management, procurement and controlled substances administration. He created and obtained authority for an offshore captive insurance company. Previously, he was responsible for the integration of acquired companies into the organization, fleet administration, Paramedic Schools and led the Logistics team for FEMA deployments.

Thackery received the Distinguished Service to Safety award from the National Safety Council in 2007 the highest individual award bestowed by the Council. In 2015 he 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 the Chairman of the Board for the College of Emergency Services in Oregon. 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.