Priority Ambulance is pleased to announce that Tony Anteau has been promoted to Regional President of the Mid-States Region. Anteau has been with Priority since 2017 most recently serving as Vice President.
“Since 2017, Tony has been an integral part of the Mid-States operational team as a vice president of our Indiana operations. Over the past years, he has expanded his leadership to key regional projects, building relationships and gaining experience in each of the seven states that make up the Mid-State Region,” said Chief Operating Officer Steve Blackburn. “He is well-prepared to step up and take on this new role, and I am excited to see what the Mid-States management team will accomplish together under his leadership.”
Anteau assumes responsibilities for the Mid-States Region, which includes First Call Ambulance (TN), A&E EMS (TN), Priority Ambulance of Tennessee (TN), Puckett EMS (TN), Seals Ambulance (IN), Kunkel Ambulance (NY), Trans Am Ambulance (NY), Shoals Ambulance (AL), and Baptist Ambulance (TN, MS, AR).
“As Regional President, I look forward to leading with the Mid-States management team in supporting our field crews and continuing to serve our hospitals, communities and patients with excellence,” said Anteau. “I am proud to be part of the talented, dedicated team at Priority Ambulance.”
Anteau has more than 35 years of experience in the emergency medical services industry. After joining the company as vice president of Priority Ambulance’s Indiana operation, Seals Ambulance, in 2017, he grew the business with new hospital contracts and oversaw 9-1-1 contracts with the cities of Greenwood and Franklin and Tipton County. As directed by the Regional President, Anteau also provided operational support and led special projects in other areas throughout the Mid-States region.
Anteau is an involved member of the Indiana State EMS Association and was named the State EMS Officer of the Year by the Indiana Fire Chiefs Association in 2021. Anteau is also a leading member of a coalition of Indiana’s largest ambulance providers currently lobbying state government to approve the ability for ambulance providers to negotiate directly with health insurance plans for better reimbursement rates and to protect the patient from surprise billing.
Prior to joining the Seals team, Anteau served in multiple fire and EMS service leadership roles throughout the mid-western and southeastern United States. He served as vice president of operations for Air Medical Group Holdings in Lewisville, Texas, and successfully launched operations in two additional states, including the design and administration of three new 9-1-1 operations. He served as division general manager for Rural/Metro in Atlanta, Georgia, where he oversaw several large 9-1-1 contracts and launched the company’s critical care program. Anteau also served on the State of Georgia Region III EMS Council.
Anteau was appointed by the Governor and served as the Chairman of the State of Ohio Ambulance Licensing Board. He previously served as the Chief of the Middleton Township Fire/EMS Department, Chief of the McComb Rescue Squad, and Chief of the Mid County and Central Joint Ambulance Districts.
Anteau also has extensive experience serving in senior leadership capacities for several hospital-based ambulance services and air medical programs. He has served as an EMS Strike Force Leader, EMS Task Force Leader, and EMS Incident Commander as a FEMA subcontractor during numerous national disaster responses.