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Joe Schwaderer — Chief Financial Officer

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Joe Schwaderer joined First Student as the Chief Financial Officer in 2022. He oversees financial activities and performance, including financial planning and analysis, treasury, tax, audit, accounting, purchasing, investor relations and capital management.

With more than 20 years of experience, he is a seasoned finance and senior business executive with a proven track record of driving margin growth and leading high-performance finance teams.

Prior to First Student, Joe was the Chief Financial Officer, Americas at ISS A/S, a facility management company that provided placemaking solutions to contribute to better business performance making life easier, more productive and enjoyable.  Prior to ISS, Joe held several senior leadership positions at both public and private companies.

“First Student examines every aspect of your transportation budget, generating efficiencies and cost savings that can help keep district resources where they are most needed – in the classroom.”

He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Loyola University Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in economics from The Ohio State University.

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