Executive Bios

Executive Bios

Dave Leach
President and Chief Executive Officer

Leach became president and chief executive officer of Greyhound Lines for North America on Nov. 1, 2007. His duties include overseeing Greyhound business strategy and operations in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

He began his career with Greyhound Canada in 1986. Leach joined Greyhound Lines, Inc. in 2006 as chief operating officer (COO), 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 25 years of experience in the private intercity bus industry, Leach has an unrivalled understanding of its challenges and opportunities.

Leach is a board member and past president of the Canadian Bus Association. In addition, he is a board member of both the American Bus Association and the American Highway Users Alliance.

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 Package Express (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, La.

Andrew Kaplinsky,
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Kaplinsky serves as senior vice president and chief financial officer for Greyhound Lines, Inc. He assumed this role in October 2009 and is responsible for providing strategic financial leadership, ensuring Greyhound’s systems and controls, and developing plans and forecasts that will support the company’s growth and expansion.

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.

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 in Illinois.

Chris Boult
Chief Information Officer

Chris Boult serves as chief information officer for Greyhound Lines, Inc. He is responsible for the technological direction of Greyhound, as well as overseeing the computer systems that support the company’s goals.

He rejoined Greyhound in 2013 after a three-year absence, during which he served as vice president of infrastructure and data services at Sabre Holdings and managing partner and chief technology officer at ProcureVision, an IT and business strategy consulting company.

Until 2010, Boult was senior vice president and CIO of First Group America, where he partnered with the CEO to lead a rejuvenation of the Greyhound brand with a focus on bringing new technology to the customer experience.

Prior to that, he was a partner at Accenture, serving clients across North America and Europe. At Accenture, he led major initiatives at JetBlue and Ross Stores, both on the applications and infrastructure side.

Boult is a member of the Dallas CIO Executive Summit Governing Body and is the chairman of the regional board of The Make A Wish Foundation of North Texas, as well as being an active Wish Granter in that chapter.

He earned a degree in Italian and German at the University of Lancaster in the UK. He speaks French, German and Italian.

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, design and construction, procurement, facilities and telephone information centers, Greyhound Travel Services, government affairs and BoltBus.

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 2003.

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, Customer Experience

Myron Watkins is vice president of customer experience for Greyhound Lines, Inc. Watkins is responsible for managing terminal operations, customer service, drivers and agency functions.

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.