Spotlight: Paul Pedersen
Arizona Ambulance Transport
Alternate Director, AAA, Region V
Sierra Vista, AZ
Tell us a little about yourself.
Born and raised in California. Spent majority of my adult life in Arizona. Love to travel and attend University of Arizona basketball games.
How did you come to work in the industry? How long have you been involved?
In the industry for almost 20 years. Started as a GM with Rural/Metro and later co founded our current business, Arizona Ambulance Transport.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
The dedicated people I get to work with and the service we provide to the communities.
What is your biggest professional challenge?
Paying our staff what they’re really worth. With current reimbursements it’s impossible.
What is your typical day like?
Watching over finances and supporting our operations manager.
How has participation in AAA membership and advocacy helped your organization?
We all need all the help we can get to assure reasonable reimbursements. AAA’s involvement in DC on behalf of all or us is something we certainly couldn’t do by ourselves.