Dave Leach, President and Chief Executive Officer
Leach is the president and chief executive officer of Greyhound Lines for North
He began his career with Greyhound Canada in 1986. He joined Greyhound Lines, Inc.
in 2006 as chief operating officer, after leading Greyhound Canada as senior vice
president. As COO he was responsible for all customer service functions, safety,
real estate and facilities, driver operations, maintenance, industry relations and
the company's subsidiaries.
With more than two decades of experience in the private intercity bus industry,
Leach has an unrivalled understanding of its challenges and opportunities.
Leach is a board member of both the Canadian Bus Association and American Bus Association.
Bill Blankenship, Chief Operating Officer
Bill Blankenship serves as chief operating officer for Greyhound Lines, Inc. Blankenship
is responsible for overseeing the operations for Greyhound Lines, Inc., as well
as safety and security, technical operations, business process and analysis, and
Greyhound PackageXpress (GPX).
He joined Greyhound in 1996 as part of the GPX division where he worked his way
to becoming a director. In 2004, Blankenship was promoted to general manager, western
region, where he oversaw the operations of the company’s terminals, drivers and
agencies in the western half of the country.
Prior to joining Greyhound, he was a regional manager for Charlotte-based Pony Express
Courier, where he managed sales and operations for the Western United States.
Blankenship earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing from Nicholls State University
in Thibodaux, Louisiana.
Andrew Kaplinsky, Chief Financial Officer
Andrew Kaplinsky serves as chief financial officer for Greyhound Lines, Inc. He
is responsible for providing financial leadership to the company as well as analytical
support to all business operations.
After joining the company in 2004 as the director of strategic planning and analysis,
Kaplinsky worked his way up to the senior director of commercial finance where he
led the team that provided financial leadership to Greyhound's commercial operations.
Kaplinsky has more than 20 years of experience in managing financial aspect of product
and project management, business planning, and valuation and acquisitions for such
companies as Dimension Data, Centex Homes, Frito-Lay, Inc. and Caremark, Inc.
Prior to joining Greyhound, he was the director of business and planning operations
finance for Exhibit Dynamics in Grand Prairie, Texas, where he facilitated company-wide
strategic planning processes with emphasis on business performance analysis and
Kaplinsky earned his bachelor's degree in history from Williams College in Williamstown,
Mass., and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Chicago
Ted F. Burk, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development
Ted F. Burk is senior vice president of corporate development for Greyhound Lines,
Inc. Burk is responsible for managing real estate, food service, commercial sales,
charter operations, Greyhound Travel Services and government affairs.
He joined Greyhound in 1987 as part of the merger with Trailways. Since that time,
he has progressed through management to vice president of customer service, which
he held from April 1995 until he became vice president of operations in October
Burk began his career with Trailways in 1967 on a part-time basis in the package
express department. At the time of the merger with Greyhound, he held the position
of director of sales and operations.
Burk earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University
of Texas in Arlington.
Rhonda Piar MacAndrew, Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Rhonda Piar MacAndrew serves as senior vice president of human resources for Greyhound
Lines, Inc., joining the company in 2007. MacAndrew is responsible for management
of all human resources, labor relations, corporate communications and training activities
in the United States and Canada.
Prior to joining Greyhound, she was vice president of human resources for Lewisville,
Texas-based Overhead Door Corporation, developing HR strategy and reorganizing the
function to align with the overall company’s strategy. Prior to that position, MacAndrew
served as vice president of human resources for Dallas-based Builders FirstSource.
She has more than 23 years of experience managing various HR functions, including
union contract negotiations, employee development, compensation and benefits.
MacAndrew earned her bachelor’s degree in education from Ohio Wesleyan University
in Delaware, Ohio.
Myron Watkins, Vice President, Operations
Myron Watkins is vice president of operations for Greyhound Lines, Inc. Watkins
is responsible for managing terminal operations, customer service, drivers and agency
He first came to Greyhound in 1988 through the company’s management training program.
Since that time, he has worked in various aspects of operations from terminal manager
in Denver and Dallas, to director of customer service at the company’s corporate
headquarters. Watkins also served as district manager in Atlanta and New York, as
well as general manager for the eastern region of the United States.
Watkins earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Morehouse College
in Atlanta, and a master’s degree in business administration from Southern Methodist
University in Dallas. He currently serves as a board member with the Community Council
of Greater Dallas.