Senior Director, First Planning Solutions
Scott joined FirstGroup America as general manager of First Planning Solutions (FPS) in September 2006. In his current role as FPS senior director, Scott brings 20 years of progressive management and technical leadership to the organization. He is based in Chicago, Illinois.
Prior to joining FirstGroup America, Scott served as CIO for a $1.4 billion division of GE Energy, based in Atlanta, Georgia. In this capacity, Scott led a team responsible for all aspects of the division’s IT operations, including program development, infrastructure, technical leadership, end-user support and strategic planning. Prior to GE, Scott was the vice president and general manager for American Administrative Group (AAG), a third-party health insurance administration firm based in Schaumburg, Illinois.
Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Illinois.
Director, Project Delivery,
First Planning Solutions
Colton joined First Planning Solutions (FPS) in February 1993 as a software trainer and quickly advanced in roles of increasing responsibility. Today he serves as FPS’ director of project delivery and is responsible for all new system deployment, customer support and consulting activities.
Colton has been instrumental in the installation and support of 100+ EDULOG and Versatrans software projects, personally leading or assisting in the optimization of school bus routes for districts that include Detroit; Little Rock, Arkansas; Naperville, Illinois; San Joaquin County, California; and Tacoma, Washington. His experience and extensive knowledge of routing software systems has provided districts with studies and analyses of routing and policy that illustrate potential savings. In addition, Colton has lent his expertise to school districts requiring assistance with redistricting issues and attendance boundary modification.
Colton holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from California State University. He has also completed extensive coursework in mathematics and computer science.