NAPT Candidates Share Future Goals, Past Experiences
Don Carnahan: President-Elect With over 40 years of executive management expe-
rience and leadership skills in the education and pupil transportation industry, I feel confident that I will serve well as NAPT President. I was inducted into the NAPT Hall of Fame and have served as president of the Pupil Transportation Safety Institute (PTSI), chair of the Na- tional Standards Conference for School Transportation and president of both NAPT and NASDPTS. I also served as the Washington State director of pupil transporta-
tion and traffic safety education. At Central Washington University, I developed and implemented the Management Training Program for Pupil Transportation with the cooperation of the Washington Association for Pupil Transportation. I was director for business development for Laidlaw Education Services, and I am currently vice president of business development for Zonar Systems. I earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington, where I played center and linebacker on two Rose Bowl football teams, and I earned a master’s degree at Central Washington University. I plan to use my skills to assist the NAPT Staff and Board to accomplish their mis-
sion and implement the established Strategic Plan. I can continue to help get things done by working effectively with Board members and staff.
Dave McDonald: Affiliate Member My 12 years of experience as a supplier to the pupil
transportation industry has prepared me to represent the best interests of all NAPT Business Partners, vendors and members. As secretary of the NASDPTS Supplier Council for six years, I worked closely with state directors, bus manufacturers and suppliers, while simultaneously chairing the Membership and By-laws Committees. Comprehensive involvement in school transportation has provided me a unique perspective on issues that af-
fect us daily. I have worked with numerous state specification committees and con- ducted mechanic, driver and trainer workshops at the regional, state and local levels. It was my privilege to participate in the National Congress on School Transportation as a member of the Body and Chassis Writing Committee for the 2010 document, and I will serve in the same capacity for 2015. Other associations I am affiliated with include the American School Bus Council, Canadian Standards Association, Nation- al School Transportation Association and the National Safety Council. I firmly believe communication and participation are key elements to providing
good representation. A vote for me will assure you of both. Mr. McDonald is director of business development and technical sales at Rosco Vision Systems, Inc.
Marisa Weisinger: Affiliate Member I am extremely honored to have the opportunity to
run for and possibly serve on the NAPT Board in the af- filiate director position. NAPT is a great organization, and I am proud to be a member, due to the commitment and dedication to the safe transport of our nation’s children. My participation in NAPT activities, such as the Lead-
ing Everyday Initiative, and 24-year experience in the in- dustry as a director of transportation, state association board member, chapter president, conference and trade
NAPT BOARD NOMINATING PROCEDURES
SECTION 1 ELIGIBILITY Section 1.01 Any individual who has been nominated for
elected office must be a General Member as defined in NAPT By-Laws Article II, Section 2.01.a. for at least two (2) full calendar years (24 months) prior to seeking office.
Section 1.02 Any individual who meets the eligibility require-
ments set forth in Section 1.01 above may be nominated for the offices of President-elect/Vice-president or Director-at-Large.
Section 1.03 In order to be nominated as a Regional Director, in-
dividuals must meet the eligibility requirements set forth in Section 1.01 above and must reside in one of the states within that region.
Section 1.04 In order to be nominated as the Affiliate Direc-
tor, individuals must meet the eligibility requirements set forth in Section 1.01 above and must be currently employed by an NAPT Affiliate member.
SECTION 2 PROCEDURE Section 2.01 Nominations for any elected office must be in-
troduced by a minimum of two (2) individuals who are NAPT General Members in good standing.
Section 2.02 Nominations for the offices of President-elect and
Director-at-Large may be introduced by any NAPT General Mem- ber in good standing. Nominations for Regional Director must be introduced by a NAPT General Member in good standing whose mailing address of record is within the region the Director will represent. Nominations for Affiliate Director must be introduced by any of the two General Members of NAPT designated by every NAPT Affiliate member.
Section 2.03 Nominations to appear on the absentee ballot
for the current election year must be submitted in writing to the Chair of the NAPT Nominations Committee within the nomi- nating period.
Section 2.04 Upon receipt of two (2) valid nominations, the
Chair or designated representative of the Nominations Commit- tee shall contact the nominee to confirm the nomination.
Section 2.05 Te Nominating Committee shall consider and
present all confirmed nominations to the Elections Committee within 5 business days after the close of the nominating period. As part of its deliberations, the Nominating Committee shall request professional information from the nominee in order to ensure the presentment of qualified individuals who have adequate back- ground and experience with the organization and its activities.
SECTION 3 NOMINATING PERIOD Section 3.01 Unless otherwise adopted by the Board of Direc-
tors, the nominating period for candidates to be listed on the absentee ballot in each year shall end on September 1 or the next business day thereafter. Nominations shall only be deemed timely if the Chair of the Nominating Committee receives them by the close of business on or before the last day of the nominat- ing period.
*Source, NAPT THE SHOW REPORTER
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