Meet Our Leadership

Board of Directors

2019 Board of Directors BOD
BoD Jerry Greig

Jerry Greig

Jerry Greig is an accomplished business executive with substantial experience in energy, healthcare, technology, strategy, process improvement and operations. He joined the Acadian Companies Board of Directors in 2018 and currently serves as Chairman of the Governance Committee.

He retired as the chief information officer of Fugro Chance Inc., a member of the Netherlands-based Fugro NV group of companies.

Since 2013, Jerry has also served on the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana (BCBSLA) Board of Directors and serves on the philanthropic BCBSLA Foundation, whose mission is to promote the wellness and wellbeing of Louisianians by supporting health- or education-related causes.

Jerry is a Board Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors.

BoD David Kelly

David Kelly

David Kelly joined the board of directors in 2019 following his retirement from Acadian. He served 25 years as Acadian’s executive vice president and chief financial officer. He oversaw all of the company’s accounting, budgeting, financial and income tax reporting processes. He currently serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee.

David served for many years as a member of the board of trustees of The Employee Ownership Foundation and also is a former chair of the National ESOP Association. He is a CPA and earned a B.S. in Mathematics and an M.B.A. from Louisiana State University.

BoD Fred Mills

Fred Mills

Fred Mills was appointed to the Acadian Companies Board of Directors in 2006 and was the second person to serve as an outside member of the board.

In January of 2011, Fred was elected to the Louisiana State Senate. As a state senator, his duties include Chairman of Health and Welfare Committee, Member of the Senate Finance Committee, Local and Municipal Committee and Judicial C Committee. His former governmental experience is varied and includes his election in 2007 to represent Louisiana’s District 46 as state representative, and was on the Governor’s Health Care Reform Panel.

Fred is also a licensed pharmacist, owner of a successful pharmacy, member of the board of directors of St. Martin Hospital in Breaux Bridge, and president and CEO of Farmers-Merchants Bank.

BoD John Rester

John Rester

John Rester was appointed to the Acadian Companies Board of Directors in January 2010 and currently serves as Chairman of the Compensation Committee.

With over 30 years of experience in the ambulance industry as president and CEO of Mobile Medic and AMR, John was responsible for operations, mergers and acquisitions. John is currently the managing partner for a real estate and investment management firm.

Richard Zuschlag, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Richard Zuschlag

Richard Zuschlag cofounded Acadian Ambulance in 1971 and is responsible for leading the implementation of Acadian’s strategic and operational initiatives company-wide. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer for Acadian Companies.

Richard is highly respected in the ambulance industry and has received numerous honors and distinctions over the years. He has also been recognized for his many civic and philanthropic efforts.