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Personal History

 

Mark Majors grew up in Melville, La., a rural St. Landry Parish community. He earned a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from UL Lafayette in 1981 and pursued graduate studies at LSU from 1983 to 1984. In February 2003, he completed a Mini-Masters in an International Management and Marketing program at St. Thomas University in Minneapolis, Minn. (Unbeknownst to Mark, the timing of the course would be perfect for the kind of international work he would under take later in the year.)

Mark began working in emergency medical services in 1977; in 2002 the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians recognized him for achieving 20 consecutive years as a registered EMT- Paramedic. He has spent much of his career instructing courses for the American Heart Association and National Safety Council and holds membership in numerous professional associations, serving as president of the Louisiana Rural Ambulance Alliance in 2004.

Mark Majors defines not only entrepreneurial spirit but also the spirit of his chosen profession. When he learned of the Sept. 11 attacks on the WorldTradeCenter, he immediately assembled a medical relief team and within three days the four members were on the road, driving 28 hours straight to volunteer at Ground Zero. They were the first team from Louisiana to respond.

With Mark's years of experience he offers a unique perspective to various boards and commitees that he currently serves on:
              

Current and Past Relevant Interests & Activities

—     Licensed, Louisiana Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic

—     Licensed, National Registry of EMTS-Paramedic

—     Member, Louisiana Ambulance Association

—     Member, Mercy Medical Network Steering Committee, UPCI Foreign Missions

—     Member, National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians

—     Member, Louisiana Rural Hospital Association

—     Member, Melville Volunteer Fire Department

—     Board of Directors, Compassion Services International

—     Board of Directors, Angel Rock Charities

—     Board of Directors, Louisiana Ambulance Alliance

—     Disaster Response Coordinator, Compassion Services International

—     Supporting Partner, Caribbean Emergency Response Disaster Agency

—     Member, DERA, Disaster and Preparedness Emergency Response Association

—     Regional Program Manager, Gulf Region, DERA

—     Chairman, Louisiana Emergency Response Network Commission, Region 6

—     Designated Regional Coordinator- EMS (ESF-8), Region 6 LA

—     Co-Chairman, Louisiana Emergency Medical Services Commission

—     Member, Ambulance Alternative Destination Commission

—     Secretary, Louisiana Ambulance Alliance

—     Member, Greater Krotz Springs Port Commission

     OG Rails to Trails Coalition, Vice President