Guardian Flight names new Alaska executive director

Guardian Flight Inc. has appointed Jared Sherman as Alaska executive director. As a member of Guardian Flight’s executive management team, he reports to Fred Buttrell, Guardian Flight’s president and president and CEO of Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH), which is Guardian’s parent company.

Sherman has extensive air medical management experience in Alaska.
Sherman has extensive air medical management experience in Alaska. Guardian Flight Photo
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“Jared is charged with maximizing medical care and service availability throughout Guardian Flight Alaska’s operation in order to provide the best medical transportation with servant care throughout the state,” Buttrell said. “He will have leadership responsibilities overseeing Guardian Flight’s six bases and the largest air medical fleet in Alaska.”

Sherman has extensive air medical management experience in Alaska. Over the past seven years, he held senior leadership positions at another operation in the state. Prior to that he served as a health and safety executive. Sherman holds a business administration degree from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business. Sherman is a member of the Board of Regents of the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) Medical Transport Leadership Institute.

Guardian Flight Alaska employs more than 50 pilots for its Alaska operations, and a highly qualified medical staff consisting of flight nurses and paramedics.

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Guardian Flight Alaska is part of Guardian Flight LLC, which operates a fleet of approximately 85 fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft dedicated to air medical flights in the Upper Midwest, Mountain West, Southwest, Alaska, and Hawaii. Guardian Flight has more than 800 professional staff, including pilots, mechanics, trained communicators, and support staff.

Guardian Flight’s parent company, AMGH, is an industry leader in aviation safety with standards that exceed FAA and other regulatory agency minimums for training and aircraft equipment. AMGH is the country’s largest provider of emergent air medical services with more than 100,000 patient transports annually.

Across the country, the company has 340 air base locations in numerous states with a fleet of more than 400 aircraft. Its team of more than 7,000 professionals is focused on safely transporting and caring for critically ill patients 24/7/365.

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