Boy Scouts Give Surprise Award To Acadian's Keith Simon

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President Gary McGoffin presented the Marketing Services Volunteer Award to Acadian’s Keith Simon.

Acadian’s VP of PR & Marketing Keith Simon was surprised with the Marketing Services Volunteer award for his years of community service to the Boy Scouts Evangeline Area Council at the 31st Annual Lafayette Distinguish Citizen Award Luncheon. Pictured are Camille Simon, Acadian Chairman & CEO Richard Zuschlag, and Keith Simon.

A proud father of 3 Eagle Scouts, Keith has learned the importance of community service and solidified this by giving back to the community for so long. Acadian and Scouting are better organizations due in part to his tremendous efforts.

Recently, the 31st Annual Lafayette Distinguished Citizen Award Luncheon was held at the Lafayette Cajundome Convention Center to honor Dr. E. Joseph Savoie, president of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

An award not on the agenda was also presented to a very surprised Keith Simon, vice president of PR & Marketing for Acadian. Acadian has been actively supporting the Evangeline Area Council Boy Scouts of America for three decades and Simon has been instrumental as a volunteer in the areas of fundraising and marketing.

President of the Boy Scouts Evangeline Area Council Gary McGoffin presented the Marketing Services Volunteer award to Simon. “Because of your long-term volunteer position on the Executive Council in the broad spectrum in fundraising and marketing, we honor you,” McGoffin said. “You have led this event and served on the board for the past 18 years, and your commitment to scouting has been invaluable.”

Simon also accepted the chairmanship of the Atchafalaya Basin Project that is in the development process. The focus of the project is to build a high adventure camp in the basin that will promote all outdoor elements the basin provides. Scouts from across the country will be exposed to camping, folklore, music and introduced to our Acadian culture and experience firsthand the heart of Louisiana in the basin.

Acadian Chairman and CEO Richard Zuschlag had high praise for Simon. “Keith will be retiring this year after 40 years of dedicated service to Acadian. A proud father of 3 Eagle Scouts, Keith has learned the importance of community service and solidified this by giving back to the community for so long. Acadian and Scouting are better organizations due in part to his tremendous efforts,” he said.

Since 1971, Acadian has been committed to providing the highest level of emergency medical care and transportation possible. In the past decade they have expanded to include a diverse suite of services designed to offer the very best support and education in health, safety, and transportation. Acadian’s six divisions are Acadian Ambulance Service, Acadian Monitoring Services, Air Med, Executive Aircraft Charter Service, National EMS Academy and Safety Management Systems.

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