Tim Young was hired to oversee human resources, labor relations and employee benefits for First Student and First Transit.
FirstGroup America, the operating company for both brands, said Young will also supervise all payroll. He joined the company from Duro Bag Manufacturing Company, one of the world's largest makers of paper shopping bags. At Duro Bag, Young was vice president of human resources. He also held several human resource leadership positions during a 20-year career at Sara Lee Corporation.
Young graduated from Pennsylvania State University and resides in Cincinnati, where FirstGroup America has its headquarters.
"I am pleased to have this opportunity with such a strong organization within the transportation industry," said Young. "I look forward to the challenges ahead as I work to make a positive impact within my department. My goals are to provide a set of practices and procedures that will enhance the organization and support its employees."