Gina Stough Appointed Director of Learning and Development for First Transit

FOR RELEASE September 24, 2012
Contact: Timothy Stokes

Gina Stough Appointed Director

of Learning and Development for First Transit

CINCINNATI — Gina Stough has joined First Transit as its Director of Learning and Development. In this role, Stough is responsible for overseeing First Transit University, a training program for all First Transit managers to increase employee awareness and improve customer service techniques, as well as other efforts focused on internal talent development and training. Her role will be a major component in strengthening First Transit’s management network and building career paths for current employees.

“I am very eager to begin this new chapter in my career,” said Stough. “The training and education of a company’s work force is very important and something I take great pride in. I look forward to providing First Transit management and staff a strong and beneficial resource to achieve their career goals and continue providing a safe, efficient and customer friendly transit service to the communities they serve.”

Vice President of Safety and Human Resources for First Transit and First Services Tom Harris believes Stough will be a great asset to the division.

“Gina’s strong leadership skills and training experience will be extremely useful in our training and development program,” Harris said. “I look forward to her fresh ideas and I’m proud to welcome her to the First Transit family.”

Stough has more than 15 years of non-profit and government sector experience in planning professional trainings, developing training curriculum and coaching management in employee relations and Equal Employment Opportunity compliance. She previously was working for Premier Health Partners in Dayton, Ohio, where she held the position of Diversity Program Manager.

About First Transit
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