AAMS selects new CEO

AAMS selects new CEO

6-Mar-2012 Source: AAMS

The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) is thrilled to announce the appointment of new CEO Richard J. Sherlock to lead the AAMS organization. Sherlock will assume the leadership position on March 10, 2012, and will serve in a dual role as the CEO of MedEvac Foundation International as well. Sherlock will be in attendance at the upcoming AAMS Spring Conference, March 13-15 in Washington, DC.

“As the President of AAMS and Co-Chair of the search committee, I can tell you that we were presented with an outstanding group of candidates for our CEO position,” said Timothy Pickering, JD, CMTE, and current AAMS President. “Throughout the process, an excellent candidate set the bar. Rick’s wealth of experience in managing both civilian corporations and military projects, including involvement in military medevac, his education in strategic planning and his emphasis in organization building will enable Rick to lead AAMS into a prolific future.”

Sherlock is an experienced executive with over 20 years of demonstrated leadership in government and the private-sector. His experience includes an extensive background in strategic planning, operations, training, resource management, and human resource management, as well as rotor wing aviation operations, maintenance, and safety programs.

Sherlock recently transitioned from the U.S. Army after a very challenging and rewarding career, completing his military service as a Major General. Most recently, he served as the Chief of Staff and as the Director of Strategy, Plans, and Programs for U.S. Africa Command in Stuttgart, Germany. He has served in senior positions in the Pentagon, on both the Joint Staff and on the Department of the Army Staff, and has routinely interacted with Congressional Members, their committees, and their staffs and with the U.S. and International Press Corps. He has served in Iraq, and has led organizations of all sizes, from large, diverse organizations to small high-performing teams. Rick has significant private-sector business experience, having served as a Director for a private defense-sector corporation and also serving as their Washington, DC Human Resource Manager.

“I’m excited to join such a professional team and serve our membership, whose mission is to save lives and ensure that millions of Americans have timely access to critical medical care,” says Sherlock, AAMS CEO. “I also have a life-long love of aviation. Having served as a Senior Army Aviator with approximately 2,000 hours of flight time, I’ve flown a variety of rotary-wing aircraft, and served as an Instructor Pilot, a Standardization Instructor Pilot, and an Instrument Flight Examiner.”

Sherlock earned a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from The Ohio State University, a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management from Troy State University, and a Master of Strategic Studies degree from the U.S. Army War College.

Following the departure of Dawn Mancuso, FASAE, CAE in November 2011, the extensive executive search was conducted by Wendy Pangburn of Pangburn Partners, LLC. Sherlock takes the reins from interim CEO John Fiegel, CAE from Transition Management Consulting who has served as Interim CEO since Mancuso’s departure.

AAMS and MedEvac Foundation International welcome Rick Sherlock to the team!

About AAMS
The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) is the only international trade association serving the entire air and ground medical transport community. AAMS strives to enhance the medical transport industry by promoting the highest level of industry safety; promoting quality patient care; inspiring commitment to the industry’s work, causes, and viability; and providing superior service to its members.

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