Walls, who earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Indiana Wesleyan University, and an MBA from Western Governor’s University, also served in the U.S. Army. His duties included working for 12 years in military transportation, reaching the rank of captain, and holding roles that ranged from maintenance manager to safety manager, to transportation operations manager.
Beginning his career in student transportation in 2011 with Indianapolis Public Schools, Indiana’s largest school district, Walls was appointed director of transportation. After his successful stint there, he moved to a role at a large student transportation provider in 2014 as a regional VP, where he won the company’s “Most Improved Location” for a 40 percent year-over-year accident rate reduction and improved safety culture. In addition to Indianapolis, Walls has managed operations in St. Louis, Philadelphia, Memphis, San Bernardino, Kansas City and Baltimore.