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Brad Thomas

Chairman, NATA
CEO, First Transit and First Vehicle Services
Chairman, NATA
CEO, First Transit and First Vehicle Services

As CEO of First Transit and First Vehicle Services, Brad Thomas is responsible for more than 19,500 employees across North America. Brad joined First Transit as senior vice president of the East Region in 2003. He has served in his current role since 2009. With over 25 years of experience in the transit industry, Brad is well versed in traditional markets, including fixed-route, paratransit, shuttle, and vehicle maintenance as well as new emerging mobility services.

Committed to the safety of the community, passengers and employees, he oversees all transit operations across North America. His engaging and respected approach has helped transform the business and its relationship with customers across the continent. Brad earned a bachelor’s degree in political science at the State University of New York College at Cortland and holds a master’s degree from Binghamton University (NY) in political science, public policy analysis and administration.

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