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OATS Transit Hires New Finance Director


Steve Durben, OATS Transit Finance Director

(Columbia, Missouri, December 2, 2021) – OATS Transit is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Durben to its executive team. Durben joined OATS Transit as the new Finance Director at the company’s headquarters in Columbia, MO on November 1st and will oversee the financial operations for the corporation.


We’re excited to welcome Steve as our new Finance Director,” said Dorothy Yeager, OATS Transit Executive Director. “His depth of knowledge and management capabilities will complement our team, especially his background working for an agency serving individuals with developmental disabilities,” added Yeager. Steve has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1996. For the last ten years, he was the Chief Financial Officer at Woodhaven Learning Center in Columbia, MO.


“I am excited to join OATS Transit because of its customer-centric mission: 'enhancing quality of life by providing safe, caring & reliable transportation services,'" said Durben. “Everyone I talked to said OATS Transit was a great place to work and had great people who care,” added Durben.


OATS Transit has an annual operating budget of $25 million, with 585 employees and a fleet of 770 vehicles covering 87 Missouri counties. The company specializes in rural general public transportation as well as serving individuals with disabilities and senior citizens. They also offer contract service to more than 150 agencies and individuals in its service area. OATS Transit is the largest and most unique transportation provider of its kind in the country. For more information about OATS Transit, please visit their website at www.oatstransit.org or call 888-875-6287.


(photo: Steve Durben)



“Enhancing quality of life by providing safe, caring & reliable transportation services.”