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NAPT News & Views — New board members describe themselves in 3 words

Mike Martin
Posted on February 18, 2014
Dwight Gleaves says that if he had a superpower, it would be to stop aging.
Dwight Gleaves says that if he had a superpower, it would be to stop aging.

To shed some light on the personalities who make up the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) board of directors, the association is conducting a series of board member profiles.

Here, we hear from Dwight Gleaves, the association’s new affiliate member director. Gleaves is vice president of sales for Hydrotex in Farmers Branch, Texas.


If you ruled the world, what is the first thing you would change?  
DWIGHT GLEAVES: I would change the weather in Dallas to be much like San Diego. Cold hurts my arthritis.

If you had a superpower, what would it be?  
To stop aging.

If you had to describe yourself in three words, which ones would you choose?  
Passionate about business.

If you could only listen to one album for the rest of your life, what would it be?  
Ray Price’s For the Good Times.

If you had a time machine, where would you go?  
Back to my youth.  

If you could relive one moment over and over again, what would it be?
When I got married. Also, spending time riding horses with my hero, Ronald Reagan, like I did in my late teens.

  • Kalmes is a longtime Alaska resident, but he’s pictured here on a winter trip to Mexico.
    Kalmes is a longtime Alaska resident, but he’s pictured here on a winter trip to Mexico.
    Now we hear from Steve Kalmes, who recently began a term as Region 5 director for NAPT and is a past president of the association. Kalmes is the former director of transportation services for Anchorage (Alaska) School District and now operates a consulting business, JSK Consulting.


If you ruled the world, what is the first thing you would change?
STEVE KALMES: Every country in the world would transport children in yellow school buses that meet USA safety standards. Also, I would initiate a worldwide public awareness campaign to help reduce illegal passing of stopped school buses.

If you had a superpower, what would it be?
The ability to cure all diseases.  

If you had to describe yourself in three words, which ones would you choose?
Dedicated, fun-loving and loyal.

If you could only listen to one album for the rest of your life, what would it be?
It’s a Beautiful Day by It’s a Beautiful Day.

If you had a time machine, where would you go?
To the future, to a time when all people treat others as equals and bullying is no longer an issue.

If you were to receive a surprise package in the mail today, what would be in it?
I’ve been told I’m a geek (by my wife), so it would be the latest thing in technology.

If you could relive one moment over and over again, what would it be?
There are several: the births of my daughters, Katie and Sarah, and the moment I met my wife, Cindy.

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