Claire brought more than 25 years of leadership experience across diverse operating environments that included consumer product goods (CPG), business-to-business, technical software and the U.S. Military when she joined First Student in March 2017.
Prior to her time at First Student, she served as Vice President and General Manager – Consumer Tabletop at Newell Brands, a $270 million business.
“At First Student, you are working with a name you know and trust. We don’t take that trust for granted. As the preeminent transportation provider in North America, First Student invests heavily in driver training, safety and technology to deliver a ride that’s twice as safe as the industry average.”
Prior to Newell, Claire held a number of senior leadership roles in organizations that include Honeywell Corporation, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, The Procter and Gamble Company, and the U.S. Army Environmental Policy Institute.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; and her master’s in urban planning and Ph.D. in regional planning from the same university.