CINCINNATI — The National Safety Council (NSC) has elected Linda Burtwistle, president of First Student, to its board of directors. Burtwistle’s appointment became official at NSC’s 2010 Congress & Expo held October 3-8 in San Diego. She will serve a two-year term as a board member with the Council.
“I am honored to serve on the board of the National Safety Council,” said Burtwistle. “Their mission to prevent injuries and promote safety directly aligns with First Student’s core values. I look forward to working closely with the team to share ideas and best safety practices.”
The NSC works to save lives by preventing injuries at work, in homes, in communities and on the roads. The organization achieves these goals through leadership, education, research and advocacy. As a member of the NSC Board, Burtwistle will help to oversee the organization’s strategic direction and finances. She will also play a key role in approving policies and fundraising for the Council.
Burtwistle has extensive experience in the transportation industry. Prior to joining FirstGroup America, the parent company of First Student in 2008, she served as CFO of Virgin Rail Group in the UK and as CFO for Coach USA. Burtwistle studied finance at Napier University in Edinburgh and is a fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants.