Peter Pan Bus Lines Announces Next Generation Of Leaders

By BusinessWest Staff

Peter Pan Bus Lines, of Springfield, MA, has announced a new generation of leaders to drive the 90-year-old bus company to new levels. CEO Peter Picknelly recently announced five major promotions in management, including a promotion to chief operating officer awarded to an employee who started as a bus driver 18 years ago.

“We’re planning for the next generation of leaders at Peter Pan,” Picknelly said. “These are very well-deserved promotions.”

Frank Dougherty, of Greenville, RI, started as a bus driver and has now been promoted to chief operating officer; Don Soja, of East Longmeadow, MA, has been named vice president of operations; Timothy Grabowski, of Simsbury, CT, has been promoted to vice president of planning and revenue management; Danielle Veronesi, of West Springfield, MA, has been promoted to senior director of marketing; and Joseph Picknally, of East Longmeadow, MA, has been named senior director of maintenance.

Peter Pan Bus Lines is one of the largest privately owned motor coach companies in the United States, serving over 75 communities throughout the Northeast. Peter Pan offers daily express service in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and beyond. Visit

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