WARRENVILLE, Ill. — National Express Corp. (NEC) has announced that David Duke will join the organization as CEO in June 2011. Duke most recently served as senior vice president of sales at FirstGroup America.
In the interim, John Elliott will assume the role of CEO of NEC, which operates as Durham School Services in the U.S. and Stock Transportation in Canada. Before he retired in 2008, Elliott served as president and CEO of Durham School Services.
Duke has nearly 25 years' experience in the transportation industry. Before joining FirstGroup America, he served as senior vice president of Durham School Services, where he was responsible for overseeing regional operations and business development. He is a member of the National School Transportation Association (NSTA) Board of Directors.
Elliott has nearly 36 years in student transportation. In 2007, he was named "Contractor of the Year" by SCHOOL BUS FLEET magazine and in 2006 received the NSTA Hall of Fame Award in recognition of his years of dedication and excellence in the industry. He also has been an active member of the NSTA board for more than 20 years.