Lou Meyer is the President and founder of LKM & Associates, which specializes in reviewing and making recommendations to enhance Emergency Medical Services (EMS) delivery systems in the U.S. and overseas.
His recent engagements include consulting with the California HealthCare Foundation and overseeing the California EMS Authorities Community Paramedicine Pilot Project.
Prior to establishing LKM & Associates in 2011, Lou served as senior vice president of the Emergency Medical Services Corporation, the nation’s largest provider of emergency ambulance and emergency physician services. In this role, he was responsible for the operations, regulatory compliance and financial due diligence for domestic and international organizations in need of transitional leadership. He also was the primary EMS agency’s liaison for corporate dialogue, undertaking new product and service development initiatives, assisting on strategies and many other operational initiatives on a national level.
Over the years, Lou has been very involved with many professional organizations. For more than 17 years, he served as the Speaker of the Assembly’s appointee as a commissioner on the California Emergency Medical Services Commission. He served as chairman of the EMS Commission from 1995 to 1996 and from 2005 to 2007.
During his long tenure with the commission, he was significantly involved in the evolution of California’s emergency medical services system through the commission’s review and approval of regulations, standards and guidelines, which had an impact on the overall quality of the state’s EMS system and further recommendations and developments in the future.