CINCINNATI— First Student, the nation's leader in student transportation, has named Jim Ring as area general manager of the company's Southern Illinois region. Ring brings tremendous knowledge of the student transportation industry as well as experience in the First Student organization.
Ring was the senior location manager for the company's Cincinnati location from 2010-2012. He was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the location's operations including safety, maintenance and training. Ring transformed the Cincinnati location into a top performer in customer service and growth. Prior to joining First Student, he spent more than 20 years in the transportation industry with UPS and DHL Express.
In his current role as area general manager, Ring works closely with local management teams and oversees operations for locations throughout the Southern Illinois region including Edwardsville, Springfield, Decatur and Belleville.