VP of Human Resources at the Trans Group Receives Education Award

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Patty Riviello, VP of Human Resources at The Trans Group, accepts the Thomas Built Buses Continuing Education Award from Ken Hedgecock, VP of Sales, Marketing and Service at Thomas Built Buses.

SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. — Patty Riviello, vice president of Human Resources at The Trans Group, one of the largest school and public transit companies in New York State, recently was honored with the Thomas Built Buses Continuing Education Award. The $2,500 annual grant is presented to an employee of a contractor company belonging to the National School Transportation Association (NSTA) as reimbursement for the costs of educational programs.

“Everyone at The Trans Group joins me in congratulating Patty on receiving the Thomas Built Buses Continuing Education Award,” stated Trans Group President John Corr. “Patty is an incredible asset to our company and is an integral part of The Trans Group leadership team.  She continually strives for excellence at work and through her dedication to education. This annual grant will be put to good use by Patty and is very well deserved.”

Riviello joined The Trans Group in 1987 as a school bus driver and rose through the ranks to become Vice President of Human Resources. According to Corr, she provides leadership and coordination of all company human resource functions; develops and implements corporate human resource strategy and programs; supervises and trains management staff on laws and regulations; and ensures the company maintains compliance in all areas of employment law. 

A resident of Montebello, New York, Riviello is working toward her Masters of Science in Human Resource Management at Stony Brook University.

About the Trans Group

The Trans Group employs over 1,700 individuals and operates over 1,200 school and public transit buses in lower New York State and Long Island.  The company is actively involved in the school bus industry on a state and national level.  For more information, please visit www.thetransgroup.com.