Deborah DeVoe Named Senior Vice President, First Transit and First Services

CINCINNATI — First Transit and First Services, the leading providers of passenger transportation contract, management and fleet maintenance services, recently hired Deborah DeVoe as senior vice president of sales, effective February 15. DeVoe is responsible for the direction and oversight of the company’s overall business development strategy.
 
 “With 27 years of experience and a passion for customer service, team leadership and sales management, Deb has the expertise necessary to capitalize on our strategic business development goals,” said Brad Thomas, president of First Transit and First Services.
 
DeVoe most recently served as vice president of sales for ARAMARK, one of the nation’s top professional services and facilities management companies. While at ARAMARK, she was responsible for new contract generation, sales model development and recruitment. Her efforts resulted in more than $200 million worth of sales over a three-year period.
 
The Siena College graduate holds a BBA in accounting and has participated in the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management executive education program.
  
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, visitwww.firsttransit.com.
 
About First Vehicle Services
First Vehicle Services, part of FirstGroup America, is a leading provider of contract fleet maintenance and management services in the United States.  With more than 25 years of experience, First Vehicle Services maintains more than 50,000 vehicles and equipment in the US and Puerto Rico for government agencies, municipal organizations and private companies. For more information, visit www.firstvehicleservices.com.