Dennis Maple is President and Chief Executive Officer of Goddard Systems, Inc.
Before joining Goddard, Dennis spent nearly six years as President of First Student, Inc., North America’s largest K-12 school bus transportation services company. Dennis’s leadership helped restore the company’s profitable growth by focusing on process discipline and cultivating an engaged stakeholder performance culture. This led to the creation of a strong brand in the school transportation service sector.
Before his time at First Student, Inc., Dennis spent 10 years as the President of Aramark Education, which focuses on delivering food, nutrition and facilities services to K-12 school markets.
In both of these roles, Dennis gained valuable insights into the issues facing educators and administrators, particularly issues about ensuring healthy and safe environments for students.
Dennis also has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the consumer-packaged goods sector, where he worked at numerous prominent organizations, including The Quaker Oats Company; PepsiCo, Inc.; Kraft General Foods, Inc.; and Coors Brewing Company. These experiences taught him to use data-driven insights to spark innovation.
Dennis is a graduate of the University of Tennessee.