A day after being informed its contract with Harris County Emergency Service District No. 11 would be terminated, the Cypress Creek EMS board of directors selected Wren Nealy Jr. as the new chief executive officer of CCEMS, according to a Sept. 4 press release.

Nealy has served as acting CEO since former CEO Brad England retired in July. According to the press release, he has served 28 years as a 911 paramedic as well as 23 years in law enforcement, with 18 years of experience in SWAT operations.

“I am honored to serve CCEMS as CEO and feel encouraged and supported by our employees and the community particularly since ESD [No.] 11 decided to terminate our contract in a year,” Nealy said. “We have received many messages of support from the community concerned about losing CCEMS; apparently, our reputation as a gold-standard provider of emergency care is well-known.”