Arlene McKitterick Named Chief Financial Officer

FOR RELEASE September 16, 2009
Contact: Maureen Richmond
Timothy Stokes
Arlene McKitterick Named Chief Financial Officer
for First Transit and First Services
CINCINNATI— Arlene McKitterick was recently named chief financial officer for First Transit and First Services, effective October 5. In her new role, McKitterick will direct and manage all financial aspects of First Transit and First Services. McKitterick joined FirstGroup America in March 2008 as the senior finance director for First Student’s Central Region.
“Arlene will play an intricate role in our operations, and her experience will greatly benefit our department,” said First Transit President Brad Thomas. “Her previous experience within the company will help her hit the ground running and enable her to provide leadership and guidance to our financial team.”
She has more than 14 years of experience within the transportation industry and previously served as a consultant for Zurich Insurance. In addition, she held senior finance positions at Wright Business Forms and Coach USA.
McKitterick is a certified public accountant with a bachelor’s degree from DePaul University. She holds master’s degree in business administration from the Keller School of Management.
About First Transit
First Transit, Inc., part of FirstGroup America, is a leading provider of passenger transportation contract and management services in the United States. In 2008, FirstGroup America was awarded the National Safety Council’s highest award for safety. With more than 51 years of experience, First Transit provides operation, management and consulting for 235 locations in 41 states and Puerto Rico for transit authorities, state departments of transportation, federal agencies, municipal organizations and private companies. For more information, visit