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Learn about what we're doing to stay ahead of the curve and the strategies that make us win with the best people, safety, service, and technology in the industry.

  • Sherry Marzano Joins ASTP as VP - Controller.
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    News Alert – September 2022

    American Student Transportation Partners welcomes a new member to our leadership team. We are proud to announce that Sherry Marzano has joined ASTP as VP - Controller.

    Sherry comes to ASTP with over two decades of accounting and finance experience. She most recently spent 16 years in progressive leadership roles for a top manufacturer in the baking industry. While her most recent experience there involved leading the corporate finance function during its transition to private equity ownership, she also spent many years partnering with the operations function, providing insight to explain results and support business decisions. Prior to that she worked in the accounting department for a manufacturer of active pharmaceutical ingredients and in public accounting.

    Sherry earned a BA in International Politics from Penn State, a BS in Accounting from DeSales University, and an MBA from Saint Joseph’s University. She holds active CPA licenses in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

  • ASTP announces Jeff Ellis has been promoted to Chief People Officer.
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    News Alert – September 2022

    Jeff is a leader and executive with a 30-year track record of coaching people for improved performance and helping companies meet their potential. He has broad industry experience in the transportation, environmental services, healthcare, and utility industries and has served in multiple functional areas including human resources, safety & risk management, operations, and sales.

    Jeff’s career started in the environmental services industry where he had roles in regulatory compliance consulting, led plant level Health, Safety & Environmental programs for a privately held waste management company and later transitioned into a field sales role growing a territory from zero to almost $4M in revenues. Leveraging the waste management industry experience Jeff moved into a broader risk management and safety role as a Sr. Consultant for the environmental insurance unit of XL Capital Ltd. In this client facing role Jeff worked closely with underwriting and risk management staff on a $27M book of 55 accounts assisting customers in the transportation, chemical and environmental sectors to improve their safety and risk management programs and reduce claims and losses.

    In 2005 Jeff entered the transportation business when he was recruited to Student Transportation of America, Inc. and served as the Corporate Director of HR, Risk Management & Safety. Jeff participated on due diligence and integration teams for 15 acquisitions in the U.S. and Canada. Under Jeff’s leadership vehicle and workers compensation claims and losses were reduced by more than 10%. Jeff also led development and implementation of new leadership development and training programs and developed a corporate recruiting program that doubled driver candidates in key markets with shortages.

    In 2008 Jeff was recruited to TransCare a NY based regional ambulance and paratransit company, serving as the Vice President Human Resources, Risk Management & Safety. Jeff led employee engagement and process improvement initiatives that that resulted in a 44% reduction in injury and illness rates and 55% reduction in incurred workers compensation losses. Jeff also designed and led union avoidance efforts resulting in five company wins during large union organizing campaigns in New York City operations. Jeff’s and his HR team initiated systemic changes in the Company’s talent acquisition technology platform and screening practices that reduced annual hiring costs by $250k and decreased employee turnover by more than 10%.

    In 2015, Jeff transitioned to the power generation and utilities business working first in Exelon’s nuclear power generation unit and later at the company’s Baltimore Gas & Electric utility operations. In both roles Jeff led Human Resources teams and projects focused on employee and labor relations, employee engagement, and talent excellence. Key roles within Exelon included Jeff’s leadership for the successful talent redeployment process for the closure of the Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Station and a leadership role on the negotiating committee for a first contract between the 1,400 member IBEW Local 410 and Baltimore Gas & Electric.

    Jeff earned a BS in Environmental Sciences at Wesley College and an MBA from Georgian Court University. He is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resource (SPHR) through HRCI.

  • ASTP welcomes Tod Eskra as President and Chief Growth Officer.
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    News Alert – September 2022

    American Student Transportation Partners welcomes a new member to our leadership team. We are proud to announce that Tod Eskra has joined ASTP as President and Chief Growth Officer.

    Tod is an accomplished executive across multiple industries including software, transportation services, and facilities management.Tod comes to ASTP from Facilities Management as their Senior Vice President where he had cross-functional responsibilities for sales, marketing, and information technology.

    Tod also had roles as Chief Operating Officer for REI Group, a leading cloud-based real estate investing software company. He worked at ADP - Global Enterprise Solution as a Director where he led and coached sales strategy for penetrating enterprise clients in the national accounts space.

    Tod’s career started with Enterprise Fleet Management where he spent over 15 years in his last role as Assistant Corporate Vice President of Northeaster Operations. Tod earned a Bachelor of Science, in Accountancy from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

    David White Chief Executive Officer of American Student Transportation states, - “Tod is an exceptional leader who brings senior-level commercial and operating experience, strategy, and sales execution to the table and will play an integral role in the growth of American Student Transportation Partners.” Welcome, Tod – we are excited to have you join our team! 

  • KDKA in Pittsburgh shines the light on Krise Transportation Hero Drivers - and the Heroes Bus.
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    Krise Transportation, Inc., the leader in Pennsylvania for safe and reliable student transportation, shines the light on school bus drivers with the Heroes Bus Mobile Studio. The Heroes Studio bus was developed by Krise Transportation, Inc. to document and tell stories for and about school bus drivers. The stories celebrate these everyday heroes and shines a light on school bus drivers who are HERE, EVERDAY, READY, ON-TIME EXCEPTIONAL, AND SAFE. Watch the news report on KDKA as they help us spread the word.

  • Highlighting ASTP as the partner of choice.
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    Our partners reap the benefits of our corporate structure and the financial support. We truly believe in partnering with the owners and the school districts. It’s a team effort.

  • Alex Lutz has joined ASTP as Senior Financial Planning Analyst and Anne Marie Moore as Senior Business Analyst.
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    News Alert - July 2022

    American Student Transportation Partners welcomes two new members to our leadership team. We are proud to announce that Alex Lutz has joined ASTP as Senior Financial Planning Analyst and Anne Marie Moore as Senior Business Analyst.

    Alex comes to ASTP from Legal & General Investment Management of America where he worked as their Financial Analyst. In his role at Legal & General, Alex ran the company's forecasting, reporting, and financial modeling efforts. Prior to working at Legal & General, Alex worked for six years at Vanguard in a number of capacities within their finance department. Alex earned his B.S. in Finance at the University of Delaware and his MBA at Penn State University.

    Anne Marie comes to ASTP from AAA Mid-Atlantic where she held progressively responsible roles in their customer contact and servicing, dispatch, and IT departments. Anne is an experienced IT professional with over twelve years of experience in business analysis and change management. She began her career at AAA as a part-time dispatcher to allow her to pursue her college degree. During her tenure at AAA, she gained perspective and business knowledge by working in multiple departments and earning both an MBA and J.D. from Temple University.

    Both Alex and Anne Marie will play an integral role in the growth of American Student Transportation. Welcome, Alex and Anne Marie – we’re excited to have you join our team!

  • Luke Stuby Chief of Staff and Andrew Nixon as Director of Corporate Development.
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    News Alert - May 2022

    American Student Transportation Partners welcomes two new members to our leadership team.

    We are proud to announce that Luke Stuby has joined ASTP as Chief of Staff and Andrew Nixon, CFA as Director of Corporate Development.

    Luke comes to ASTP from management consulting and has been a project leader helping clients improve operations in a variety of industries. Andrew comes to ASTP with prior investment banking, finance, and corporate development experience leading successful merger/acquisition programs.

    Both Luke and Andrew will play an integral role in the growth of American Student Transportation. They are also participating in the executive development program through our financial partner/sponsor Access Holdings. Participants in the Access Creating Executives (“ACE”) program are emerging, high-potential executives who work within the Access portfolio companies.

    Welcome, Luke and Andrew – we’re excited to have you join our team! #team #leadership

  • Heroes Bus Mobile Studio hits the road and shines the light on Driver HEROES.
  • Why choose to partner with ASTP

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    Tim Krise, Owner and President of Krise Transportation explains why the partnership with ASTP gives him the strength and stability to grow into the future.

  • Staying ahead of the curve by recruiting the best and brightest in the industry
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    We are a mission-driven company that places employees at the center of our business. Recruiting the right people who focus on people, safety, and service is the key to our success. Watch as our drivers share their stories - "why become a bus driver" with our partner Krise Transportation.

  • Our Partners take pride in their students and their communities
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    Krise Transportation provides safe and reliable transportation for school districts throughout the state of Pennsylvania. It’s the drivers at Krise who are at the heart of what we do. Our partners at Krise Transportation take pride in their students and their local communities. Watch this local news report from Fox 43 Wpmt and see how our bus drivers are going the extra mile.

  • Access Holdings Supports Student Transportation Partnership
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    Partnership between American Student Transportation Partners (ASTP) and Krise Transportation will ensure safe, reliable transportation options for students across Pennsylvania.

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