Howard Ragsdale
Immediate Past Chair

Howard Ragsdale has had a major impact on the air medical and aviation industries in his 40+ year career. Prior to his current role as a Senior Vice President with Apollo MedFlight LLC  he has served as the Senior Vice President of Business Development at Air Methods, Director of the PHI Air Medical Division, Vice President of LifeNet Services with Rocky Mountain Helicopters and Vice President of Operations at Omniflight. As a pilot, he and his Grant Hospital LifeFlight crew received the Air Medical Crew of the Year Award in 1989. In 2014 he received the Helicopter Association International Golden Hour Award and in 2015 he received the Marriott-Carlson Leadership Award. He has also served as President of the Air Medical Operators Association (AMOA) and as a board member with the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Services (CAMTS). For MedEvac Foundation International, his involvement included leading the 2014 and 2015 Great American Safety Drives and participating in each of the “Taking Care of Our Own” events across the country.

Howard is sharing his 71st Birthday with us as he peddles at least a 1000 miles to bring attention to and raise funding for our #EMS #EMT #FirstResponder #TakingCaerOfOurOwn – #HelpIsOnTheWay #SuicidePrevention programs. Please consider supporting him in his effort – join his team or throw him some serious coin. His goal is $71,000 by November 13th! Help him reach it! Visit: