Carina Noble was elected president of the National School Transportation Association on July 27 at the association’s annual meeting and convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. - Photo courtesy NSTA

Carina Noble was elected president of the National School Transportation Association on July 27 at the association’s annual meeting and convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Photo courtesy NSTA

The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) has a new president at the helm.

Carina Noble was elected president of the NSTA on July 27 at the association’s annual meeting and convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Noble, who is also the senior vice president of communications and external affairs for National Express, is the second woman in NSTA history to become president since 1964. Her term as president will conclude in July 2024, according to a news release from the association.

Noble received her Bachelor of Arts degree from The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, and her MBA from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. She has worked for National Express for over ten years and began her career in the transportation industry as a proposal writer and later as a marketing manager for ATC Transportation. She was a recipient of the NSTA Golden Merit Award in 2011 for her contributions to the industry.

As president of NSTA, Noble intends to keep focused on increasing grassroots efforts to advocate for the industry and its employees, continue the collaboration across the industry that was strengthened by the pandemic, and continuing to raise awareness about the importance of the school bus and the positive role it plays in students’ education and livelihood.

“I am honored to be a part of this important time in NSTA’s history as the second woman to be appointed president,” Noble said. “This is a significant step forward as women have always been involved in the association as support staff, supplier partners, and board members — my role now adds a female voice to the executive team of NSTA.”

“With [Noble’s] determination, vigor, and as a mom of school-aged children, we are confident that we are going to make huge strides in the coming year,” said Curt Macysyn, NSTA’s executive director. “We look forward to Carina’s leadership and working together to advance the school transportation industry.”

In addition to Noble acting as NSTA’s president, two of her colleagues from National Express will serve on NSTA’s board of directors: Bob Ramsdell, chief safety officer; and Liz Sanchez, chief operating officer.

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