NAPT Dispatch
May. 12, 2015

NAPT welcomes new Region 3 Director
After a solicitation of interest from all NAPT members in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and the Canadian Provinces of Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward, last week the NAPT Board of Directors voted unanimously to invite Brad Aemisegger to serve the remaining 6-months of Steve Simmons's unexpired term as the NAPT Region 3 Director.

Brad has been associated with student transportation in the state of Ohio for 30 years, all with Toledo Public Schools. He started out as a school bus driver while attending the University of Toledo as an accounting and business management major. Brad worked his way up the supervisory chain; first as the morning Dispatcher and then Operations Manager. For the last eight years he has served as the Director of Transportation, responsible for 200+ employees and the administrator of an $11 million budget.

Brad has been an active member of the Ohio Association for Pupil Transportation; first as a regional board member and then three years as an officer. He's currently serving as president through June 30, 2015.

Please join us in welcoming Brad to the Board. He follows the footsteps of many dedicated individuals who have worked hard to build the foundation of the NAPT that exists today.More

NAPT announces Summit opening session keynote speaker Mark Aesch

SBX 'Expert in Residence' brought to you by NAPT & School Bus Fleet

Join your colleagues from across the country on Saturday, November 7 as NAPT kicks off their 41st Annual Summit: Engage. Explore. Empower. with nationally-recognized expert in performance excellence for public organizations, Mark Aesch.

Thanks to his innovative, data driven approach to solving common challenges, Mark transformed a struggling, nearly bankrupt public transportation system into one with multi-million dollar surpluses and in-demand services. By sharing the insights he gained from this experience, he’ll demonstrate the value of collecting, analyzing, and making use of data. Mark will provide a framework for using data to make intelligent decisions, empowering you as leaders in the student transportation industry to advance your operations. This Opening Session is designed to inspire collaboration and new ways of thinking about safety, efficiency and improved performance.

Meet Mark Aesch
Mark Aesch passionately believes that public sector agencies can operate as efficiently and as focused on meeting customer needs as private sector businesses. Mark is the Chief Executive Officer of TransPro, a management consultancy that guides public organizations to new levels of performance excellence with TransPro's 7 Steps to Success strategic planning, performance scorecard systems, leadership coaching, and customer satisfaction programs.

Mark introduced the concept of managing a public sector agency with a private sector mind set in his best selling business book Driving Excellence, which is published by Hyperion in 10 countries.

Mark is on the verge of release of his second book…which promises to be packed with practical information and steps to help public sector leaders to increase efficiencies, align teams and deliver outstanding customer satisfaction — while balancing taxpayer value. Don't miss this session, and the opportunity to pick up Mark's new book. Register online today!

Early Bird Gets the Worm
Register early and save $100! Our full conference rate is only $299 before August 1, 2015. Take advantage of this great discount and reserve your space today. You can register online at or download and fax your registration form to 518.218.0867.

Plan your travel early. Visit the website for hotel and travel options to and around Richmond, VA.More

Upcoming NAPT Webinars
Title: Celebrating School Bus Safety: Behind the Scenes of National School Bus Safety Week
Date & Time: Wednesday, May 27 @ 1pm ET
Presenters: Jackie Fields, Director of Transportation, Belton ISD (Retired); Joe Hart, Director of Transportation, Killeen ISD; Steve Kalmes, Owner, JSK Transportation Consulting; Bill Tousley, Director of Transportation Farmington Public Schools (Retired)
Registration Fee: FREE for NAPT members

During this webinar we'll discuss:

Reserve your space early!

Then join us in July! During this complimentary member webinar, Transportation Technology: Don't Let It DRIVE You Crazy, we'll discuss: Online registration is open!

Date & Time: Wednesday, July 29 @ 1pm ET
Title: Transportation Technology: Don’t Let It DRIVE You Crazy
Presenters: Steve Simmons, III, Director of Transportation, Columbus City Schools, NAPT President-Elect and Jeff Vrabel, Director of Fleet Services, Columbus City Schools
Registration Fee: FREE for NAPT members

Missed one of the 2015 webinars? No problem; they're recorded and available in the 'Member Resources' area of the Members' Only section of the website. Log-in today.More

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