National Association of Publicly Funded Truck Driving Schools (NAPFTDS) - NAPFTDS Notice of Election - 2023

NAPFTDS Notice of Election - 2023



For 2023, the Board has 2 Board positions to fill:

Plus a new Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer

The 3 Executive Board nominees are to have 1 year of prior service as a Board member.

 a Vendor and Carrier Associates

Yes, this is a total of 7 positions to be filled!

If interested, please click the following link process and procedure!

Read the process, complete the application and send to

by EOB on January 15, 2023!





DEADLINE EXTENDED FROM January 15 to February 15, 2023!


   The National Association of Publicly Funded Truck Driving Schools (NAPFTDS) is giving formal notice to all members that NAPFTDS will hold elections for its Board of Directors at its 2023 annual conference. The conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Tennis & Golf Resort, Asheville, NC.

   In 2023, terms of two Full Member Directors will expire:

  • John Thorpe, Central Tech;
  • Michael McCarthy, Seward County Community College
    (finished out Rob Behnke’s term as he moved to Interim Treasurer)

  These two positions are voted on by the Membership as a whole (Full and Associate members only). 

The Executive Director positions are open as follows:

  • John Rojas will move from President to the Immediate Past President position
  • Lorie Latigo moved from Vice President into the President’s position;
  • therefore, the Vice President position is open
  • the Treasurer position is open
  • the Secretary position is open

   The above positions are voted on by the Membership as a whole (Full and Associate members only). 

These nominations are to follow the following:  Executive Board members must comply with Article VII Section 1.

   The terms of two Associate Board Members will be open:

  • Lesley Vincent, Melton Truck Lines, Carrier Associate
  • Jill Schutz, J.J. Keller & Associates, Vendor Associate

These 2 positions are three (3) year terms and are voted on by the Membership as a whole (Full and Associate members only). 

New or re-elected Directors who are elected at this conference will take office at the second board meeting of this conference.

   The NAPFTDS Conference/Nominating Committee is responsible for collecting recommendations for candidates.  The Directors are elected by vote at the annual conference.  Voting members must be in good standing.   For a candidate to be considered, the candidate’s organization’s membership dues must be current and have been a member a minimum of one year.

   Members of the Board of Directors are required to attend the NAPFTDS conference/regionals, as well as the Board of Directors meetings held during the conferences, a Board Retreat-if needed, and regularly scheduled Board conference calls (11-13 conference call meetings on the second Wednesday of every month per year). Board Members are responsible for bearing the cost of attending all NAPFTDS functions.

   All members of the NAPFTDS Board of Directors are eligible to serve as chairpersons of a NAPFTDS Committee. To be eligible to serve on the Board of Directors, the prospective Board member must dedicate time to actively fulfill the required duties.

   If you are interested in being considered by the Conference/Nominating Committee as a candidate for the NAPFTDS Board of Directors, please submit your ‘Applicant Statement’ to the NAPFTDS Office via email, or by mail to: 11511 Bekemeyer, Wichita, KS 67212.

   If you have any questions regarding the process, please feel free to contact the Chairman of the Conference/Nominating Committee Martin Garsee, office 713-718-8203, mobile 713-304-8324 or email

All submissions must be received no later than February 15, 2023.

(this is an extension from January 15, 2023)

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