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* Name and profession: Larry Smith, bus driver
* NEA local affiliate: Lawton (Oklahoma) ESP Association
* Extracurricular activity: Local president
* Latest accomplishment: Smith and other support staff organized to convince their school board to end a $693,000 contract with Sodhexo Marriott Services for management of school custodial operations. Key complaints: unfulfilled company promises, inferior cleaning supplies, and loss of local tax dollars through corporate profiteering.
At their monthly meetings, LESPA members shared Sodexho Marriott slip-up stories and even briefed reporters and state legislators on their concerns --including …