Support Management Vice Presidents at Acadian are responsible for the operations of their respective divisions, departments, and/or regions.
| Vice President of Fleet Operations: Justin Back |
Justin Back joined Acadian in 2013 as the vice president of fleet operations. Originally from Perth, Western Australia, Justin is a graduate of the Royal Military College and served as an officer in the Australian Army for eight years, including service in the Middle East and Central Asia. Subsequent to this, he worked as a project manager in the oil & gas industry in Asia, Africa, the sub-continent, and South America.
Justin is responsible for the management of Acadian’s ground fleet. Key facets of this role include organizational and resource management, capital and operating expense control, and strategic planning.
Justin has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Southern Cross University in Queensland, Australia, and lives in Lafayette, Louisiana.
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Vice President of Finance: Timothy Burke
Timothy J. Burke, vice president of finance, oversees many aspects of Acadian's financial systems, including financial reporting, budgeting, payroll, accounts payable, contract analysis, regulatory reporting, acquisitions, debt compliance, and financial metrics/ratio analysis. Tim joined Acadian in 2003 after spending seventeen years at a major urban medical center, where he worked in many financial capacities.
Tim holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Loyola University and a master's degree from the University of New Orleans. He is a CPA and a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
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Vice President/Controller: Gregory Hill
Gregory Hill, vice president and controller, joined Acadian's Accounting Department in 1986 as a staff accountant following his graduation from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Throughout his 23 years of service, he has held the positions of accounting supervisor and accounting manager before moving into his current position of vice president/controller in 2006.
He has worked with numerous school, civic, and religious organizations and is currently serving as a troop committee member and institutional representative for the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 19.
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Vice President of Human Resources: Joe Lightfoot
Joe Lightfoot, vice president of human resources, joined Acadian in May 2001. He has responsibility for compliance with all labor and employment law matters, recruitment and selection, salary and benefits administration, employee record-keeping, and employee relations. Prior to 2001, Joe spent ten years in the hospital industry, serving as administrative director of human resources and then director of human resources.
Joe is a volunteer with the American Cancer Society and the Acadiana United Way. He has served on the Explorer Post 108 Council and the board of directors for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of South Central Missouri.
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Vice President of Marketing & Public Relations: C. Randall Mann
Randall Mann joined Acadian in 2009 as the director of sales and marketing for Acadian Monitoring Services and was promoted to vice president of marketing and public relations for Acadian in 2013. Randall and his team are responsible for developing and implementing marketing initiatives for Acadian's six divisions. The son of a career Air Force officer, Randall lived throughout the United States and the world as a child. A graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, he served in various advertising, marketing and public relations roles in agency and in-house settings for more than 25 years.
Randall is a private pilot and enjoys volunteering in his community. He is very active in Lafayette's Mardi Gras activities and served on the boards of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana, the University of Louisiana Alumni Association, Acadian Air Festival, Sertoma Cajun Air Show, and Louisiana Honor Air.
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Vice President of Client Services: Asbel Montes
Asbel Montes, vice president of client services, began his employment with Acadian in May 2009. He oversees Acadian's revenue cycle management, contract management, and business office process improvements.
Asbel has an associate's degree in accounting and a bachelor's degree in Business Management. Asbel is a member of the American Ambulance Association and has served on its board of directors. He has also served on the AAA's Reimbursement Task Force and sits on the board of the Louisiana Ambulance Alliance.
| || Senior Vice President of Legal and Governmental Affairs: Allyson Pharr |
Allyson Pharr, general counsel and senior vice president of Legal, Risk Management, and Safety, joined Acadian in 2001 as associate general counsel and was promoted to her current position in 2006.
Allyson received her bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1990 and her juris doctorate in law from Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, in May of 1993. She is admitted to practice law in the states of Texas and Louisiana and in the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. She is a member of the Louisiana Bar Association and the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel.