Authority board members recently cast a 5-0 vote when appointing 20-year HCA board member
While with the county, Ammon oversaw payroll, accounts payable/recievable operations for 14 state programs, supervised more than 100 staff members and worked with a
Ammon believes the two decades he spent serving on the authority board of directors -- and his familiarity with its staff and operations -- will benefit the HCA and its customers.
"I appreciate the opportunity they gave me," Ammon said of the authority board. "I had 20-years experience on the authority board. I knew everyone and know the operations. There's a lot of good people and I'm just happy to be working here."
Ammon referenced his experience serving HCA's water department in his resume.
"I have accumulated a great deal of knowledge in water treatment plant operation, water treatment supply, water distribution, water department budgeting, water department billing, and water department personnel," he wrote. "During these 20 years of HCA service, I (have) been able to play an important role in millions of dollars of infrastructure upgrades. I have experience working with both the old and new versions of HCA billing systems."
Authority board Chairman
"Sometimes, when it's political, the best person doesn't get picked," Keegan said. "We feel that management will want to pick the best person because they have to work with them every day."
Keegan said that Ammon's tenure with the authority board helped Ammon to "rise above" other applicants because of his familiarity with agencies that the authority works with.
When pitching the position to the authority board in April, Cahalan said it would handle responsibilities of a compliance officer and risk manager. The person would also analyze, inspect and oversee operating procedures and practices; develop emergency preparedness plans and develop human resources and safety procedure manuals.
Over his first few days on the job, Ammon has been preparing reports the authority must submit to the
Benefits include a retirement plan similar to a 401(k) with up to 3 percent matching funds; a health insurance copay equal to 10 percent of the annual cost of insurance; life insurance, vacation time that begins at two weeks in 2015 and increases to four weeks for 11 years of services; 12 sick days per year effective
The salary was developed through HCA's study of pay structures that are used by comparable entities, Keegan said.
"The salary was arrived at before he was picked," Keegan said.
Ammon was appointed to the post about two weeks ago.
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