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NASDPTS Supplier Council

What is the purpose of NASDPTS Supplier Council?

To represent the interests of the Supplier Members of the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services. To provide a forum in which Council members can address technical and governmental relations issues concerning the manufacture of buses, equipment, and services to the school bus transportation industry.

Supplier Council Mission Statement

To promote safe and efficient school transportation by ensuring that the interests, concerns, developments and capabilities of the Supplier Members of the industry are represented to the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services [hereinafter referred to as NASDPTS.]

Read the Supplier Council Bylaws HERE

Interested in joining the Supplier Council or one of its Committees?  Contact Chair, Bob Ford at Bob.Ford@Navistar.com


Steering Committee

The term of office of a School Transportation Supplier Council company on the Steering Committee is three years. Member companies may serve up to two consecutive terms on the Committee; member companies are eligible for reelection to the Steering Committee after a one-year absence from the Committee.  With the exception of the past chairpersons, a School Transportation Supplier Council company may be represented by only one employee on the Steering Committee.

Committee Members for 2020-21 include:

 Position Name Company Term of Office
 Chair Bob Ford IC Bus November 2020 until November 2022
 Vice-Chair Albert Burleigh Blue Bird Corporation November 2020 until November 2022
 Treasurer David Harden Trans/Air November 2017 until November 2021
 Secretary Lee Yarbrough TRP Bus Parts (PACCAR) November 2017 until November 2021
 Immediate Past Chair Vance Nofziger Thomas Built Buses November 2020 until November 2022
 Member Kim Rentner Tyler Technologies, Inc. November 2019 until November 2023*
 Member Doug Campbell SafeFleet / Seon November 2018 until November 2022*
 Member Sue Weaver BESI, Inc. November 2019 until November 2023*
 Member John Barrington SafeGuard / IMMI November 2018 until November 2022*
 Member Frank DiGiacomo School Bus Fleet November 2018 until November 2022*
 Member Dave McDonald Rosco Vision Systems November 2019 until November 2023*
 Standing Member Patrick McManamon NASDPTS President / VT State Director n/a
 Standing Member Ronna Weber NASDPTS n/a
 Standing Member Jennifer Bruce NASDPTS n/a
* These terms were extended by one year due to COVID-19 for the 2020-21 year.

Standing Committees

Membership

The Membership Committee shall be chaired by a member of the Steering Committee and consist of at least three other members chosen to represent all Supplier Members. The purpose of the Membership Committee is to market membership in the NASDPTS Supplier Council among other companies eligible for membership and to assist the NASDPTS Member Services staff member in identifying and contacting prospects and encouraging member companies to continue active participation. The NASDPTS Member Services staff member shall be a member of the Membership Committee.

Committee Members for 2020-21 include:

 Position Name Company Term of Office
 Chair Frank DiGiacomo School Bus Fleet November 2018 until November 2022*
 Member Sue Weaver BESI, Inc. November 2019 until November 2023*
 Member John Barrington SafeGuard / IMMI November 2018 until November 2022*
 Member Dave McDonald Rosco Vision System November 2019 until November 2023*
 Standing Member Jennifer Bruce NASDPTS  n/a 
* These terms were extended by one year due to COVID-19 for the 2020-21 year.

Bylaws

The Bylaws Committee shall consist of a past Chair of the Supplier Council Steering Committee, The President of the NASDPTS Executive Board and/or Executive Director, and at least two other members chosen to represent all Supplier Council members.

Committee Members for 2020-21 include:

 PositionName Company Term of Office 
 Chair David Harden Trans/Air  November 2017 until November 2021
 Member Ken Hedgecock  United Safety and Survivability November 2018 until November 2022
 Member Dave McDonald Rosco Vision Systems November 2019 until November 2023
 Standing Member Patrick McManamon NASDPTS President / VT State Director n/a
* These terms were extended by one year due to COVID-19 for the 2020-21 year.

Nominating

The Nominating Committee shall consist of the Immediate Past Chair of the School Transportation Supplier Council [or an appointee of that company], the President of NASDPTS, and at least three other Steering Committee members chosen to represent all Supplier Members. Terms on the Nominating Committee shall be staggered as determined by the Steering Committee.

Committee Members for 2020-21 include:

 PositionName Company Term of Office 
 Chair Vance Nofziger Thomas Built Buses November 2020 until November 2022
 Member David Harden Trans/Air November 2017 until November 2021
 Member John Barrington SafeGuard / IMMI November 2018 until November 2022
 Member Kim Rentner Tyler Technologies, Inc. November 2019 until November 2023
 Standing Member Patrick McManamon NASDPTS President / VT State Directorn/a
 Standing Member Jennifer Bruce NASDPTSn/a
* These terms were extended by one year due to COVID-19 for the 2020-21 year.

AdHoc

Chair of the AdHoc Committee may be appointed by Supplier Council Chair and should include a member of the Steering Committee.

The Supplier Council AdHoc Committee is not presently needed at this time.  Therefore, no members have been appointed.


Contact Us:

NASDPTS
1007 Vineyard Street
Cohoes, NY  12047

Ronna Weber
Executive Director

ExecDir@nasdpts.org
(703) 203-6485

Jennifer Bruce
Administrative & 
Member Services Director
AdminServices@nasdpts.org
(518) 331-3019

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