FOR RELEASE January 25, 2010
Contact: Maureen Richmond
Chris Boult Named FirstGroup America Chief Information Officer
CINCINNATI— Chris Boult has been appointed chief information officer for FirstGroup America (FGA). In this role, Boult will be responsible for overseeing and directing all information technology. He will focus on the use of information technology to drive business objectives and strategies.
“In this position, I am looking to provide more agility and responsiveness to support the company’s strategic initiatives,” Boult said. “Through my new role, I will place more of a focus on executing to align with our business needs.”
“Chris’ leadership ability makes him a perfect selection for this position,” said Mark Lawton, FirstGroup America chief financial officer. “His ideas and experience will help grow FirstGroup America and its divisions.”
Boult has more than 24 years of information technology experience, with 20 of those years coming from within the transportation industry. He received a bachelor’s degree in German and Italian from the University of Lancaster in England. Most recently, Boult joined FGA from its Greyhound Lines, Inc. division where he served as senior vice president of information technology in Dallas, Texas.
About FirstGroup America
FirstGroup America is the leading transportation company in North America. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Company provides busing and maintenance services to municipalities, school districts and the general public in the U.S. and Canada. In 2008, the company was awarded the National Safety Council’s highest award for safety. FirstGroup America is the largest provider of student transportation and the largest private sector provider of transit management and contracting services in the U.S. and Canada. The Company also owns and operates Greyhound. For more information, visit www.firstgroupamerica.com