Supervisory Management Team


William McDermott, Co-Owner and Chief Operating Officer.

Will McDermott has been the Principal of Hopewell Academies since August of 2007 and Owner of Hopewell Services since its inception in 2011. Mr. McDermott has been an educator since 2003. He received his Bachelor of Art in Special Education at Loras College in 2002 and received his Master’s in Education from Purdue University with a Special Populations emphasis in 2005. He received his Type 75 certificate at Lewis University in 2011. Mr. McDermott is an expert in best practices when working with special needs students especially in the vocational and transition areas. His expertise has enabled Hopewell Services’ driver to receive specialized training in working with special needs students.

William Maish, Director of Maintenance.

William Maish manages the day-to-day maintenance of all of the vehicles in the Hopewell Services fleet. His many years of experience at Commonwealth Edison in their electrical and maintenance department prepared him to manage the fleet with exceptional attention to detail. The excellent vehicle maintenance records kept by Mr. Maish enable our maintenance staff to address any issues in a timely manner without affecting the daily usage of the fleet.

Margaret Garrett, Location Manager – New Lenox,Safety Manager

Margo brought her many years of experience in the school transportation industry to Hopewell and developed a comprehensive safety and monitoring program. She oversees all aspects of the hiring process and employment training.

Gary Torrey, Location Manager – Carol Stream

LeNee Cunningham, Assistant Location Manager – Carol Stream

Heather Baller, Assistant Location Manager – New Lenox