Jennifer Bruce announced she is retiring from the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS), concluding a nearly 30-year career providing membership and event planning services in the school bus industry.
“NASDPTS encompasses all things school transportation with its state directors, public and private transportation professionals and supplier companies,” Bruce said in a statement on Thursday. “I am blessed to have been part of this remarkable family. Thank you for working so hard, every day, getting our world’s most precious cargo to and from school safely.”
NASDPTS posted information about the open administrative and membership services director position online. The association said it is accepting applications until 5 p.m. Eastern on Nov. 11.
In addition to NASDPTS, Bruce worked for the National Association for Pupil Transportation, the National School Transportation Association, the New York School Bus Contractors Association, the Bus Association of New York, the New York School Bus Distributors Association, and the Washington Association for Pupil Transportation.
“I also worked with several other state transportation associations and school bus companies, but more in a consulting role,” she told School Transportation News.
NASDPTS President Patrick McManamon called Bruce “an amazing addition … and she has helped the association move forward in countless ways.”
“We will truly miss her enthusiasm and gumption, and we appreciate all of her helping to advance NASDPTS over these past four years,” he continued. “We wish her the absolute best in retirement.”
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