2019 Election Info

President-Elect Candidate

Melody Coniglio
Director of Transportation, Kenston Local School District

Personal Statement: NAPT has given me the support and the training I needed to be successful and I would like to return the favor by providing energetic support of the association’s initiatives and leadership for the Board.  NAPT and its members are a driving force in a lot of the change going in the industry right now and I think we can build on the strong foundation that others have created and foster an environment of inclusiveness, forward thinking and growth. 

I also want to help NAPT with its “Zip. Zero Nada. None” initiative.  One of the most important things I have done recently was provide support via testimony on behalf of OAPT on OH Senate Bill 134, which proposes a $1,000 fine for illegally passing a stopped school bus from either direction (double the current fine); an increased license suspension and a fine increase of $250 for each violation during a 10-year period; enhanced criminal penalties for a driver who, as the result of failing to stop for a school bus, hits or kills a student; and requests an appropriation of $500,000 over the two-year budget cycle for the purchase and installation of cameras by school districts. We must address the challenges posed by cars illegally passing school stopped buses or we will never get to zero.  I will do everything within my power on your behalf to help address this problem.

Region 1 Director Candidate

Peter Lawrence, Ed.D., CDPT
Director of Transportation, Fairport CSD (NY)

Personal Statement: I have been honored to represent Region 1 for the last three years having the opportunity to speak at State Association conferences and attend meetings. I look forward to continuing to serve my colleagues and the pupil transportation industry by advocating for student safety in the upcoming three years. Please contact me if you have any questions or need assistance from me now or in the future. In service with respect, Peter

Region 5 Director Candidate

Theresa Anderson
Owner, TM Anderson Consulting LLC

Personal Statement: My years of experience of serving on the NAPT board as Region V Director have brought many new challenges and exciting opportunities. Experience in operations, management, fleet and administration make me a qualified candidate for NAPT Region V for a second term.  For those new to our region, here is a quick summary about me.  I have held a CDL license (current) since 1990 and know what it is like to drive that bug yellow bus, route/schedule it and hold responsibilities for budget and planning to obtain/sustain the bus.  Moving up “through the ranks into scheduling – routing – dispatch – director and now industry consultant allows a unique perspective into the entire operation and pupil transportation profession.  I have been fortunate to acquired extensive experience through my career and hope to continue sharing those with NAPT the organization and its members to include reprising the Awards Committee and now rebranding America’s Best.  Leveraging these experiences, degrees in business and marketing among valuable relationships allows me to be a voice for pupil transportation and advocate for our profession.  I pride myself on reputation and relationships which I have formed while serving on the NAPT board.  During my second term, I commit to you transparency and strong leadership.  I will continue to bring fresh perspectives, creativity and enthusiasm and be a voice.  I look to enhance relationships, motivate and strengthen the NAPT brand on a whole.  I do hope you will consider my nomination and give the opportunity to again serve. 

Affiliate Member Director Candidate

Dwight Gleaves
President, Pupil Transportation Division, Hydrotex

Personal Statement: Serving to represent the NAPT Business Partners as the Affiliate Member Director for the last 6 years has been an honor and privilege. I have been blessed with the support of the Business Partners, Board Members and the NAPT team during the past 6 years. Information passed through your Affiliate Board Member to our Business Partners, provided by the NAPT Board and team, have been a valuable tool in operating transportation department members. 

Hydrotex and I have been dedicated through our Pupil Transportation Division to pupil transportation for over 40 years. We attended our first NAPT Conference & Trade Show in 1995. We have strived to develop relations on the local, state and national stage. 

Personally, I have been assciated with Hydrotex since 1964. During my tenure I have served many markets but none so rewarding as Pupil Transportation. The last 30+ years has been devoted to pupil transportation. Total retirement, I hope, is in the distant future. Not being involved with great local, state, regional and NAPT would be greatly missed. Not seeing my pupil transportation family would be the greatest loss in my career. 

As your Affiliate Member Director, I have tried to provide the dedication to the vision of NAPT and the association continues to develop world class professionals both in administrative staff and technicians. If elected for my 4th term, I will consider it a privilege and honor to continue to serve you, the NAPT Business Partner.