Gary Lee Aleshire, Jr.

Gary Lee Aleshire, Jr. / Business Unit Leader
Emergency Medical Services


Summary of Qualifications

Mr. Aleshire completed a 32-year career in the fire service; most notably as Assistant Fire Chief for Snohomish County Fire District 1 located north of Seattle, and twenty-five years at Lakewood Fire District 2 in south Pierce County, Washington. Mr. Aleshire served over ten years as a board member of the Western Division of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. Mr. Aleshire has an extensive background in EMS and progressive leadership experience in public and private organizations.

Mr. Aleshire contributes a strong background of organizational assessment skills, in part through his 12 years of Team Leader/Peer Assessor experience with the Center for Public Safety Excellence international accreditation program. In addition, Mr. Aleshire assists public safety agencies across the nation as a subject matter expert and technical writing of agency specific policies and procedures utilizing a dynamic technology platform.

Mr. Aleshire implemented an employee performance appraisal system and developed an organizational leadership program to realign the culture of merged fire service entities. Mr. Aleshire continues to refine concepts that blend traditional fire and business theory that inspire change management initiatives for the next generation of organizational service excellence.

Professional Experience

  • EMS Business Unit Leader/Senior Associate, AP Triton, LLC
  • Professional Consultant/Owner, Future Values LLC
  • Professional Services Representative/SME, Lexipol
  • Assistant Fire Chief, Snohomish County Fire District 1
  • Division Chief-EMS, Lakewood Fire District 2
  • Firefighter/Paramedic, Lakewood Fire District 2

Educational Background & Certifications

  • Masters of Business Administration, University of Washington
  • Bachelor Degree, University of Washington

Associated Professional Accomplishments

  • Contract Consultant, Kitsap County EMS
  • Strategic Consultant, EF Recovery
  • Contract negotiator-multiple contracts
  • Project manager for multiple capital building projects –new and remodel
  • Team Leader/Peer Assessor, CPSE Center for Accreditation International
  • Legislative Lobbyist, State and National Congress

Relevant Experience

  • Board Member, Plaza Resort and Spa
  • Board President/Member, LASA Non-Profit Homeless Shelter
  • President/Board Member, IAFF Western Division
  • Board Member, Washington State Fire Chiefs Association
  • EMS Division Chair/Division Member, Washington State Fire Chiefs Association

Note: This is a brief summary of Mr. Aleshire’s CV. A complete version can be made available on request.