Steve Blackburn has more than 30 years of experience in the emergency medical services industry and specializes in developing and implementing operational strategies that are designed to maximize growth potential, efficiency, and profitability.
As Chief Operating Officer, Steve oversees all regional leadership and operations and focuses on companywide strategic planning to develop and implement the infrastructure and systems to accommodate future growth. He previously served as Regional President of Priority Ambulance’s MidSouth and Northeast regions, overseeing multi-state operations.
Prior to joining Priority Ambulance in late 2013, Steve worked for Rural/Metro Corporation, based in Scottsdale, Ariz. He began his tenure in Nashville, Tennessee, as Division General Manager and was promoted to Vice President of Rural/Metro’s East Zone, responsible for overseeing six EMS and fire divisions.
Steve also served as Vice President of New Business Integration for Rural/Metro Corporation, assisting in integrating new operations, contract retention and acquisitions. He also held several positions with various manufacturers of emergency medical technology and disaster response equipment, serving as National Technical Sales Manager for TVI-Immediate Response Technologies and Director of Marketing for Ferno-Washington, Inc.
Steve earned a master’s degree in business administration from Franklin University and a bachelor’s degree in health education from The Ohio State University.