Priority Ambulance hires Glenn Leland as chief growth officer

March 3, 2016


Priority Ambulance has hired Glenn Leland as chief growth officer to oversee the strategy of the company’s rapid national expansion.

Leland will manage mergers and acquisitions, business development, sales and marketing for the national ambulance network of Priority Ambulance. Since its founding in 2014, Priority Ambulance has experienced substantial growth and expanded its network into six states. The company today operates more than 250 emergency vehicles and aircrafts and employs more than 1,000 EMTs, paramedics, telecommunicators and billing specialists in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, New York, Indiana and Pennsylvania.

“With a foundation of excellent patient care and promoting community health, Priority Ambulance is a dynamic, rapidly growing company,” Priority Ambulance CEO Bryan Gibson said. “As we continue to evaluate new business opportunities and growth plans, a member of our leadership team focused solely on strategic growth of our footprint and service offerings will help our company continue be a leader in the EMS industry.

“Glenn’s expertise in strategic planning and business development will be essential to our strategy to create sustainable growth and success.”

Glenn began his career as an EMT and paramedic, and his early experience provides a solid foundation on the fundamentals of emergency medical services. Glenn also holds a master’s degree in business administration from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Glenn gained experience in growing ambulance services at American Medical Response (AMR) as executive vice president of strategy. During the early phases of growth from 1994 to 2005, Glenn developed strategies that exponentially grew the company’s revenue. He later rejoined the company as senior vice president of EMS from 2009 to 2012.

From 2007 to 2009, he served as chief operating officer of Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA), an agency serving 1.4 million residents of Oklahoma and responding to more than 135,000 emergency calls annually.

From 2012 to 2015, he served as chief strategy officer for ProTransport-1, which serves 15 California counties with integrated health care and transport services. Glenn served from January 2015 to 2016 as CEO of TransCare, a transport company based in New York with operations in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New York.

Leland will be based at Priority Ambulance’s corporate headquarters in Knoxville, Tennessee.

About Priority Ambulance

Based in Knoxville, Tenn., Priority Ambulance provides the highest level of clinical excellence in emergency and nonemergency medical care to the communities it serves. Throughout its national service area, more than 1,000 highly trained paramedics and EMTs staff with a fleet of more than 250 state-of-the-art vehicles with the latest medical equipment and technology.

Priority Ambulance provides emergency and nonemergency medical transport options to communities in Tennessee, Alabama, New York, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Georgia. Operating as Priority Ambulance, the company serves Knox, Loudon and Blount counties in East Tennessee. Priority Ambulance operates as Kunkel Ambulance in Utica, New York; Trans Am Ambulance in Olean, New York; Shoals Ambulance in Alabama; Seals Ambulance in Indiana; and Central EMS in Georgia.