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Central, U.S.

East, U.S.

New England, U.S.

Southwest, U.S.

West, U.S.

Eastern Canada

Western Canada

Jim Castelli
Senior Vice President

Senior Vice President Jim Castelli oversees operations for First Student’s New England region, a territory that includes six states and more than 6,000 buses.

Jim has more than 32 years of student transportation experience beginning with his family business, Liberty Bus, which was acquired by Ryder Student Transportation and subsequently First Student in 1999. During this period, he served as senior contract manager responsible for all Connecticut operations. Jim held a Connecticut Driver Certification and was a frontline management trainer and facilitator. In 1993, he became region vice president responsible for overseeing operations along the east coast and also served on the Board of Directors of COSTA (Connecticut School Transportation Association). In 2004, Jim was promoted to the position of senior vice president of operations.

Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Keene State College.

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Roger Moore
Senior Vice President

Senior Vice President Roger Moore oversees operations for First Student’s Central region, a territory that consists of nine states and more than 10,000 buses.

Before joining First Student, Roger served as the vice president of business development for Laidlaw’s Western Business Group. Prior to Laidlaw, he served as a region vice president and director of sales for Lucent Technologies Worldwide Services. Roger, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, served in the military for 20 years as a transportation corps officer where he held a variety of command and staff positions overseas.

Roger holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from West Point and a Master of Science degree in transportation management from Naval Postgraduate School.

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Dave Armitt
Senior Vice President

Senior Vice President Dave Armitt oversees operations for First Student’s East region, a territory that includes 14 states and more than 10,000 buses. 

Dave began his career in the school bus industry with Laidlaw Transit in 1994 as director of operations for the Orange County District in Southern California. Prior to the FirstGroup acquisition of Laidlaw Transit, he held the position of vice president for its Mid-Atlantic region, which encompassed their operations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. In 2007, Dave was appointed to the position of region vice president of operations for First Student, and then promoted to the position of senior vice president.

Dave holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Rutgers University. 

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Liz Sanchez
Senior Vice President

Senior Vice President Liz Sanchez oversees operations for First Student’s Southwest region, a territory that consists of 13 states and more than 5,000 buses. 

Liz brings more than 27 years of experience in all aspects of multi-state management including operations, financials, business development, labor relations, fleet maintenance, new contract start-ups, change management, and facility management. 

Liz began her transportation career with Laidlaw Transit in the payroll department in 1988. In 1993 she transitioned to operations as a location manager and through subsequent promotions became vice president and general manager for the California and Arizona regions in 2002. In 2007, with First Student’s purchase of Laidlaw, Liz was appointed to the position of region vice president of operations and then later promoted to senior vice president.

Liz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from the University of Phoenix. She received a National School Transportation Association Golden Merit Award in 2012 for her successful operating achievements. 

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Troy Phinney
Senior Vice President
Senior Vice President Troy Phinney oversees operations for First Student’s Eastern Canada region, a territory that includes six Canadian provinces and more than 5,500 buses. 

Troy has more than 10 years of transportation experience. He came from Stock Transportation where he worked in various regional operations roles and move through the 

Prior to joining Stock Transportation, he worked as a Transportation Director for Sysco and in various real estate and logging industries.

Troy earned his Bachelor of Science in electrical and electronics engineering from the University of New Brunswick.
 
Eastern Canada
Kim Worster
Senior Vice President

Senior Vice President Kim Worster oversees operations for First Student’s West region and Western Canada, a territory that includes nine states and six Canadian provinces and more than 7,500 buses.

Kim brings more than 20 years of experience in senior operational and financial roles, including leading operations, finance, accounting, insurance/risk, information technology and mergers and acquisitions. She most recently serves as Chief Operations Officer for Canada and Eastern US at National Express Corporation. Additionally, Kim has more than 15 years of project experience in regional, national and international transportation/logistics organizations.

Prior to joining National Express Corporation, Kim held positions as Chief Financial Officer for Northstar Passenger Services and Chief Financial Officer for Cole Integrated Systems.

Kim is a CPA and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University.

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