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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, Vance Nofziger at vance.nofziger@daimlertruck.com.


All members must annually agree to NASDPTS Supplier Council Anti-Trust Guidelines


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 2022-23 include:

 Position Name Company Term of Office
 Chair Vance Nofziger Thomas Built Buses, Inc. November 2022 until November 2024
 Vice-Chair Bob Ford IC Bus, LLC November 2022 until November 2024
 Treasurer John Barrington SafeGuard / IMMI November 2018 until November 2023
 Secretary Brett Kuchciak First Light Safety November 2022 until November 2025
 Immediate Past Chair Glen Braly, Jr. Blue Bird Corporation November 2022 until November 2024
 Member Kim Martin Tyler Technologies, Inc. November 2019 until November 2024*
 Member Doug Campbell SafeFleet / Seon November 2018 until November 2023*
 Member Sue Weaver BESI, Inc. November 2019 until November 2024*
 Member Richard Lee The Lion Electric Co. November 2022 until November 2025*
 Member George Brennan School Bus Fleet November 2018 until November 2023*
 Member Dave McDonald Rosco Vision Systems November 2019 until November 2023*
 Standing Member Mike Simmons NASDPTS President / VT State Director n/a
 Standing Member Ronna Weber NASDPTS Executive Director n/a
 Standing Member Jennifer Bruce NASDPTS Admin & Member Services n/a
* These terms were extended by two years due to COVID-19 for the 2020-21 and 2021-2022 years.

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 2022-23 include:

 Position Name Company Term of Office
 Chair George Brennan School Bus Fleet November 2018 until November 2023*
 Member Sue Weaver BESI, Inc. November 2019 until November 2024*
 Member John Barrington SafeGuard / IMMI November 2018 until November 2023*
 Member Dave McDonald Rosco Vision System November 2019 until November 2024*
 Member Kim Martin Tyler Technologies, Inc. November 2019 until November 2024
 Standing Member Jennifer Bruce NASDPTS Admin & Member Services n/a 
* These terms were extended by two years due to COVID-19 for the 2020-21 and 2021-2022 years.

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 2022-23 include:

 PositionName Company Term of Office 
 Chair TBD
 November 2022 until November 2024
 Member Ken Hedgecock  United Safety and Survivability November 2018 until November 2023
 Member Dave McDonald Rosco Vision Systems November 2019 until November 2024
 Standing Member Mike Simmons NASDPTS President / AR State Director n/a
* These terms were extended by two years due to COVID-19 for the 2020-21 and 2021-2022 years.

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 2022-23 include:

 PositionName Company Term of Office 
 Chair Bob Ford IC Bus, LLC November 2022 until November 2024
 Member John Barrington SafeGuard / IMMI November 2018 until November 2023
 Member Kim Martin Tyler Technologies, Inc. November 2019 until November 2024
 Member TBD  November 2022 until November 2024
 Standing   Member Mike Simmons NASDPTS President / AR State Directorn/a
 Standing   Member Jennifer Bruce NASDPTS Administrative & Member Services Directorn/a
* These terms were extended by two years due to COVID-19 for the 2020-21 and 2021-2022 years.

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
PO Box 5604 (5877 Washington Boulevard)
Arlington, VA  22205

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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