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Bryan Alexander, CPP Bryan Alexander, CPP, Regional Sales Director, Barnacle® Enforcement Solution

Bryan Alexander is an Industry Sales Manager in the Transport vertical of Crane Payment Innovations (CPI), a global manufacturer of unattended payment solutions. Bryan manages the company’s on-and-off street parking market for the US and Canada, leading new business development, account management, and project development. Since joining CPI in 2014, he has been very active in pursuing leadership opportunities and earning recognition in the industry. With over 10 years technology experience outside of parking, he is anxious to apply this knowledge and expertise to the parking industry to help create new ways of applying technology to parking challenges.

name Stephanie Barnes, Regional Vice President, LAZ Parking

Stephanie Barnes, MA is the Vice President Healthcare Services for LAZ Parking. Stephanie served as a Director at the Cleveland Clinic for 10+ years and led their parking services for 6 years, with 600 employees and with $30 million in revenue. Stephanie is an active member of NPA and serves on the NPA Education Committee.

Brenna Berman Brenna Berman, CEO & Executive Director, City Tech Collaborative

Brenna Berman is CEO & Executive Director of City Tech, an IoT urban infrastructure lab that transforms cities into testbeds for new ideas. City Tech remakes essential services and infrastructure, from skills to skyscrapers and expands those solutions to other cities, thus increasing the world’s odds of solving big, urban problems.

Brenna served in Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration from 2011 -2017. She was the Chief Information Officer for the City and Commissioner for the Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT) from 2012 to 2017. There she focused on transforming her team to provide the skills and expertise to implement the Mayor’s vision of data-driven resident services and of a more efficient, effective, and innovative City government.

Before joining the Emanuel Administration, Brenna built a career promoting government innovation at IBM, working closely with government agencies in cities and countries across the world to leverage technology and analytics to improve their services.

name Andrew Bess, Hero Investments

Andy Bess is a managing director at Hero Investments, LLC. He has worked in the investment banking industry for over 20 years on transactions including buy- and sell-side M&A, debt and equity financings, and turnarounds. He was a founding member of Daroth Capital Advisors, where he spent over 15 years working with middle market clients across a broad range of industries, including parking, automotive suppliers and security software.

Andy has a particular interest in last-mile urban mobility and smart cities solutions and works with both the providers and users of these services, including software and hardware vendors, parking managers and property owners.

He received an MBA degree from Columbia Business School, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colby College.

name Ana Bessonova, Associate, QIC Limited

Ana is a Manager at QIC’s Global Infrastructure team. QIC, based in Australia and owned by the Queensland government, is one of the largest institutional investment managers in the world with approximately US$60 billion of assets under management. QIC’s Global Infrastructure team manages over US$8 billion of assets, including investments in two university parking concessions (MasParc at the Northeastern University and CampusParc at The Ohio State University) and two large international airports (Brisbane Airport and Brussels Airport).

Ana has been an integral part of the team involved in creating the MasParc parking concession at the Northeastern University campus, the first agreement of its kind to provide for the future development of technology-enabled mobility solutions.

Prior to joining QIC, Ana was an Associate in Goldman Sachs’ Infrastructure Advisory team where she was involved in a number of M&A transactions and strategic advisory assignments.

Sarah Blouch Sarah Blouch, President/CEO, CampusParc

In her dual role with CampusParc and QICParc, Sarah is responsible for both the oversight of parking operations at The Ohio State University—operated under the name CampusParc—and the investment and asset management associated with the parking concession with the university. She is uniquely qualified for this role due to her work in the parking and transit industry since 1980, including serving as executive director of Transportation & Parking Services at Ohio State.

Now with more than two years’ experience in the new frontier of parking privatization, Sarah offers a combination of experiences that distinguish her as one of the most experienced and respected parking professionals in the industry.

Andi Campbell Andi Campbell, Senior Vice President Human Resources, LAZ Parking

Andi Campbell is a workplace behavior expert with an emphasis in strategic talent management. As the VP of HR for LAZ Parking, she leads people and culture initiatives for LAZ’s 10,000+ employees across 28 states. Prior to joining LAZ, Andi was the VP of Learning & Development for LPL Financial. She was listed as one of the "Top 40 Young Trainers" by Training Magazine in 2012 and a “Game Changer” by Workforce Magazine in 2014. She has received acclaim in CLO, ELearning and Parking Magazines for her work with people strategies. With a Master's degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Andi has served as a board and committee member for a variety of organizations. She has completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training program, has a black belt in Tang Soo Do and is best known for creating scalable people strategies that drive measurable results –and for giving hugs, not handshakes!

Frank Ching, MBA, CPP Frank Ching, MBA, CPP, Senior Director of Countywide Parking Management, Los Angeles County Metro Authority

Frank Ching is the Senior Director of Countywide Parking Management at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro)

He was recruited by LA Metro in 2014 to overhaul their parking program with over 24,000 parking spaces spreads out in 1,400 square miles along the Los Angeles County Transit System.

Frank was awarded the 2010 CPPA Parking Professional of the Year and the City of Santa Monica was awarded the 2011 CPPA Parking Program of the Year under his lead. He also received the 2014 National Parking Association Innovator of the Year Award.

His aggressiveness and accomplishment is not only recognized in both state and national level but has also earned him the label of “the parking guy in the wild-west.”

Adele Clements Adele Clements, CAPP, Sr. Director of Transportation and Parking Service, Emory University

Adele Clements, CAPP, is the Senior Director of Transportation, Parking and Fleet Services for Emory University in Atlanta, GA. She has been in the parking and transportation industry for the past 11 years. Prior to Emory, Adele served as the Manager of System Safety for Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA).

She started her career as a firefighter with the City of Decatur Fire Department and rose to the rank of Deputy Fire Chief. Adele holds a BA from Agnes Scott College and an MPA from Georgia State University.

Armin Jose Cruz Armin Jose Cruz, VP Parking Business Unit, Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport

Armin Cruz is Vice President of the Parking Business Unit at Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport. He is responsible for all of the Airport’s 24/7 intermodal transportation services for over 62 million local and traveling customers annually. The Business Unit is DFW’s largest non-aviation revenue source representing nearly one-fourth of operating revenues and the largest direct / indirect employer for the world’s third-busiest airport. Mr. Cruz leads a highly diverse team recognized internationally for innovating engagement, best practice customer service, and sustainable financial performance.

Mr. Cruz is the 2008, 2009, and 2010 recipient of the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GDHCC) Chairman’s Award for “Significant and invaluable community contribution and business leadership.” He is the only repeat recipient in the 76-year history of the GDHCC. Armin is recipient of the 2010 International Parking Institute (IPI) Honorable Mention Parking Professional of the Year, and the 2012 DFW Airport Leadership in Diversity Award.

David Damus David Damus, CEO, System Property Development, Inc.

David Damus serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of System Property Development Company, Inc. (“System Property”) and its subsidiaries based in Pasadena, California. System Property owns a national commercial real estate portfolio in major markets from Los Angeles to New York. Mr. Damus’ unique blend of experience encompasses real estate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, labor law, all aspects of parking and construction projects. Mr. Damus has completed more than one billion dollars in real estate transactions and is a member of both the California and Pennsylvania State Bars.

He received his undergraduate and MBA degrees from the University of Southern California and his law degree from Vanderbilt University.

David serves on several Board of Directors, including The National Parking Association, Vanderbilt University Law School, Board of Advisors, Campbell Hall School (Studio City, CA) and Notre Dame High School.

Scot DeLancey Scot DeLancey, SVP, Market Strategy, T2 Systems, Inc.

Scot DeLancey is the Senior Vice President for market strategy at T2 Systems

He joined T2 in 2016 with more than 20 years of experience in product and service strategy management. As Senior VP of Market Strategy, Scott leads T2’s corporate strategy and product portfolio management efforts. His expertise is in translating business and market problems in differentiated solutions that make customers stand out in their industries.

Previously, Scot held several positions with NCR Corporation, a world leader in consumer transaction technologies, where he was most recently Senior Director of Product Management. An Atlanta native, Scot has a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering degree from Georgia Tech and holds a Six-Sigma Green Belt Certification.

Brooks Ellis, CPP Brooks Ellis, CPP, Vice President, Towne Park, Ltd.

Brooks Ellis currently serves as the Vice President, Parking Systems at Towne Park. He serves as Vice Chair for NPA's Valet Council and has been a leader in the hospitality and parking industry for over 15 years, operating some of the largest valet and self-parking facilities in the states.

His role at Towne Park has included commercial, retail, hotel, hospital patient services, off-airport, shuttle, valet and self-parking services. Brooks has served on the NPA Valet Olympics committee over the past 5 years assisting in leading the activities at each of the past three events.

He is a certified Parking Professional (CPP) and currently lives in Orlando, Florida with his wife and three daughters.

Jeffrey Elsey, P.E., LEED® AP Jeffrey Elsey, P.E., LEED® AP, Project Manager and Consultant, Kimley-Horn

Jeffrey Elsey is a Project Manager and Consultant with Kimley-Horn—one of the nation’s premier planning and design firms. With 12 years of parking and transportation planning experience for healthcare and university campuses, he excels at performing parking management reviews, parking planning studies, demand management strategy plans, feasibility studies and developing mobility plans. He has a LEED AP accreditation and specializes in designing sustainable parking systems that are tailored to the unique environments of healthcare and university campuses and maximize efficiencies.

Jeffrey graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He is involved with numerous industry organizations, including the International Parking Institute (IPI), National Parking Association (NPA), Association of Commuter Transportation (ACT), Pedestrians Educating Drivers on Safety (PEDS) and Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP). Jeffrey also provides leadership for the Urban Land Institute’s Atlanta Advisory Board and the Emerging Leaders Program.

Sarah Fisher Sarah Fisher, General Counsel, The Parking Spot

Sarah A. Fisher is the General Counsel and Chief Government Affairs Officer of The Parking Spot, the country’s leading owner and operator of near-airport parking facilities in the US. In her role and as a member of the company’s senior leadership team, Sarah is responsible for managing all aspects of The Parking Spot’s legal affairs as well as coordinating and overseeing all government affairs activities.

She sits on the Board of Directors of the Airport Ground Transportation Association and is a close advisor to the Chairman and the Board of the Near Airport Parking Industry Trade Association. Sarah holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Iowa and a JD from the Georgetown University of Law Center.

Sarah is a member of NPA’s 2018 “40 Under 40” class and an active participant in many airport and transportation oriented conferences throughout the year.

John Groden John Groden, Vice President, Colonial Airport Parking

John Groden has over 20 years of management experience. He began his career managing physical therapy offices. He began working with Colonial Parking of Philadelphia in 2002 and managed the parking for the Crozer-Keystone Health System in Delaware County, PA for eight years; which consists of five hospitals. In 2010, he became the Operations Manager for Colonial Airport Parking, which is an off-airport parking lot that has been servicing the Philadelphia International Airport since 1988. In April of 2015, Mr. Groden was appointed the Chairman of the Off-Airport Parking Network for the National Parking Association. Mr. Groden holds the Certified Parking Professional (CPP) designation.

Chris Hankins, CPP Chris Hankins, CPP, Vice President, Colonial Airport Parking

Chris Hankins is Vice President of Operations at Colonial Parking. He joined Colonial in 2007 and is responsible for Colonial’s overall operation. This includes forty facilities ranging in size from 20-space parking lots to 1,300-space garages.

His parking career began as a Valet Parking Manager, at an upscale mall and has also led significant parking operations like the Foxtown Entertainment District in Detroit, Michigan, consisting of 31 surface lots and 2 garages and the 17,438 parking spaces at the Philadelphia sports complex.

Chris is a certified Parking Professional (CPP) and led the management team at Colonial through the CPP accreditation program.

He plays an active role in the parking industry as chair of the National Parking Association’s Certification Advisory Board, which promotes and steers the Certified Parking Professional designation program.

Jed Hatfield Jed Hatfield, President, Colonial Parking, Inc. (DE)

Jed Hatfield is President of Colonial Parking and is responsible for operations in the Wilmington, Delaware and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania areas.

He has decades of hands-on experience in the parking industry including the design, construction and the opening of several major garages.

He is also responsible for the daily management of Colonial’s facilities, employee engagement, and defining the company’s standards of courtesy, fairness and consideration.

Jed plays an active role in the parking industry and is a Past Chairman of the National Parking Association (NPA); Member of International Parking Institute (IPI); and a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). He is a holder of the prestigious NPA Brett Harwood Leadership & Legends Award recognizing his lifelong leadership, excellence and integrity.

Jed is also active in the community and is the founding Co-Chair of the Crozer-Chester Foundation Professional Group and is a member of the Board of Directors of Artisans Bank.

Jeremy Hevener, CPP Jeremy Hevener, CPP, Project Manager, Parking Systems, Towne Park

Jeremy Hevener is Project Manager, Parking Systems for Towne Park. He began his career with Towne Park in 2006 as a valet attendant in Irvine, CA. Through professional development Jeremy grew his career up through operations management. After having successfully lead multiple operations for Towne Park in Southern California as well as serving in multiple stretch roles for operations support Jeremy now serves Towne Park’s Parking Systems team as a Project Manager. Jeremy’s current area of responsibility includes the design, procurement and installation management of both Valet and Self-Parking systems.

Ashely Hiniker Ashely Hiniker, Transition and Commercial Manager, MasParc

Ashley Hiniker has been the Transition/Commercial Manager for MasParc and Mobility LLC since 2019.

She began her career in 2009, as a valet parking associate with LAZ Parking. There she oversaw their Boston, Massachusetts operations including 30+ valet parking locations, a large hospital valet and self-park programs. In 2014, she relocated to, Chicago, Illinois, to fulfill the Director of Operations for Commercial and Residential Properties.

From January 2017 through December 2018, Ms. Hiniker worked as an Operations Consultant with Walker Consultants.

Ms. Hiniker is a Certified Parking Professional (CPP) and serves as a Committee Member of the International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI). She is a member of Women in Parking (WIP) and the National Parking Association (NPA). She is also an honoree of the 2018 NPA 40 Under 40 Industry Leader’s class. She graduated from Simmons College in January 2012, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management.

Thomas Leathers Thomas Leathers, Chief Parking Administrator, City of Durham DOT

He has over 24 years of parking management, transit and economic development experience. He managed economic development projects for the City of Durham; parking and transit operations at American University and served as the Deputy General Manager of MetroAccess by Murray’s Transportation. As Manager of the Parking Systems Division, he provides leadership, expertise, and management for parking operations, services, facilities, and programs. He has presented at conferences, including NPA and CTAA, regarding the successful implementation of municipal parking and transit regulations.

Thomas is was a recipient of the National Parking Association Innovator of the Year Award in 2017. He was elected president of the Carolinas Parking Association for 2019.

Stathis Manousos Stathis Manousos, Business Development, LAZ Parking

Stathis Manousos is VP, Business Development & Regional Manager for LAZ Parking. He has has been with LAZ Parking since 2011 and is currently responsible for assisting the Regional Vice President in managing Connecticut operations, including western Massachusetts and Vermont.

Stathis has been in the parking business for 37 years, with a broad experience in parking management and operations gained through a hands-on, participative management style.

He is a Bowdoin College graduate with an MBA in Finance from the University of Connecticut. He is highly active in his local community.

He serves on the Board of Directors of and is Treasurer to the New England Parking Council (NEPC.) He serves on the Board of Commissioners for the New Haven Town Green Special Services District.

Gordon Marrin Gordon Marrin, Vice President Event Group, LAZ Parking

Gordon Marrin is the Vice President of LAZ Parking’s newly formed Event Division. The Event Division supplies event security, hospitality, ticketing, cleaning and festival parking throughout the country.

Gordon has over 25 years of event experience and has been security manager for some of the country’s largest events, such as Basel Miami Beach, Miami Open Tennis, as well as Fed Cup and Davis Cups worldwide.

Prior to joining LAZ, Gordon was the recreation director for the Palisades Interstate Park Commission, servicing over 80,000 acres in upstate New York. He also played an instrumental role sitting on a public-private partnership to save 15,800 acres of park land at Sterling Forest State Park, raising $55 million dollars to acquire the property.

In 1995, Gordon moved his family to Florida where he owned and managed his own event staffing company for over two decades.

Brandon Mason Brandon Mason, Automotive Director & US Mobility Leader, PwC

Brandon Mason serves as the Americas leader of PwC’s Autofacts group in Detroit, Michigan. He is responsible for maintaining the current and future outlook for North and South America, as well the development of research and analysis on a variety of topics and trends affecting the industry. Brandon also leads the group’s global powertrain forecast.

Brandon joined PwC in 2004. Since his time at the firm, he has authored numerous thought leadership pieces on automotive megatrends, including vehicle electrification, the implications of oil price fluctuation, import/export trends for North America and the growing importance of the global luxury vehicle segment, among others.

He has been quoted in numerous publications and media outlets, including The Detroit Free Press, The Detroiter Magazine, Michigan Radio, Automobile Magazine, Greentech Media, Automotive News, Consumers Digest, The Huffington Post and Automotive Logistics Magazine.

Brandon is a 2002 graduate of Michigan State University.

Lisa McGhee Lisa McGhee, Operations Manager, San Diego Airport Parking Company

Lisa McGhee, is the Operations Manager at San Diego Airport Parking Co. She has been responsible for helping San Diego Airport Parking Company (SDAP) stay ahead of the curve in emission controls and environmental management. SDAP has been at the forefront of AB 32, originally adopting B20 biodiesel for its fuel source in 2010, then moving to renewable biodiesel, and finally in 2015, to electrified transportation.

She is a seasoned transportation expert with years of experience in environmental regulatory transportation affairs from low, NOx alternative fuels and vehicles to zero emission electrification transportation.

Lisa is an experienced public speaker and regularly presents information at public hearings on behalf of SDAP.

James McQuivey James McQuivey, Vice President & Principal Analyst, Forrester Research

James is the foremost analyst tracking and defining the power and impact of digital disruption on traditional businesses. His consumer models identify the ways consumers have embraced digital experiences and platforms, and his strategy models help companies prepare to serve those consumers. He applies this knowledge to a wide variety of industries, from consumer media to consumer technology, from financial services to retail and consumer products. James is the author of the book Digital Disruption: Unleashing the Next Wave of Innovation.

In addition to keynoting at industry events and Forrester Forums, James is routinely sought after for comment by such publications as The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He also appears frequently on NPR and CNBC.

Ben Montgomery Ben Montgomery, President, Premium Parking Service, LLC

Benjamin Montgomery joined the Premium team in 2008 as Vice President of Business Development. He was instrumental in building the corporate culture and internal systems that continue to drive Premium forward today. He has analyzed, underwritten, and overseen hundreds of parking operations across the country. Additionally, Ben has led the Product Team since 2013, and has been instrumental in ensuring that Premium’s clients have access to the right technology for their operation. In 2016, Ben assumed the role of President for Premium Parking, where he has remained involved in operations at every level, from training to technology and all aspects in between.

He is taking parking into the future. Using cutting edge technology and a more systematic approach, he brings value to the entire industry. Instead of sticking with the conventional and familiar, he has stepped forward and found a better and more efficient way to park.

Tracy Notte Tracy Notte, Chief Human Resources Officer, REEF Parking

Tracy Notte is the Chief Human Resources Officer for REEF Parking.

Tracy’s career includes multi-site, multi-state HR support for national retailers including Michael’s the Arts and Crafts Stores, PetSmart and Advance Auto Parts. As the Director of Human Resources for Advance Auto Parts she led the integration for the company during the acquisition of CARQUEST Auto Parts in 2015.

Tracy earned her Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics from the University of Georgia. She has an S.H.R.M - SCP certification from the Society for Human Resource Management and a C.P.C. certification from the National Association of Personnel Consultants. In 2018 Tracy was elected to the Board of Directors for Women in Parking for a 2 year term.

John Oglesby John Oglesby, CEO, Parking Whisperer

John Oglesby is the founder & CEO of the The Parking Whisperer a team of parking, transportation, technology, and integrations specialists.

He was Senior Vice President for Central Parking System (14 years), National Stadium and Arena Founder with Impark (9 years). John has been a specialist in large-scale public and private sector projects, on-street enforcement, facility design, as well as in numerable high-profile events, including the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, and the 2008 Republic and Democratic National Conventions.

John is a founder or contributor/owner with a number of parking-related entities that serve the parking and parking-related industries. These entities include ParkHub, Parking Forward (Technology and Services Consulting Firm and Representative), Lot Spot, RESULT$ logistical consulting, and The Parking Whisperer.

John is a graduate of Bishop McGuiness High School, and the University of Oklahoma, and the father of four grown children. John is engaged and a proud grandparent of three.

Kelsey Owens Kelsey Owens, Director of Municipal Sales, Passport Labs, Inc.

Kelsey Owens is the Director of Municipal Sales at Passport. At Passport her responsibilities are to foster relationships with municipalities, universities, and private operators throughout the United States and Canada. Kelsey works with parking managers and operators to provide a better parking experience for their constituents through the use of technology.

Kelsey serves on the Women in Parking executive board, leads the Women in Parking webinar program, and is on the IPI Technology and Membership committees.

Kelsey received her bachelor of arts in communication from the Nicholson School of Communication at the University of Central Florida.

Jeff Perkins Jeff Perkins, Parkmobile USA, Inc.

Jeff Perkins is Chief Marketing Officer of ParkMobile, the leading provider smart parking and mobility solutions in the U.S. Prior to ParkMobile, Jeff was the CMO of QASymphony where he helped establish the brand and grow revenue 500% over a three-year period.

He has held senior marketing leadership positions at PGi and AutoTrader.com. Jeff started his career in the NYC ad industry at Saatchi & Saatchi. His experiences range from traditional to digital, B2C to B2B, and agency-side to client-side. Jeff’s work has earned him a Stevie Award for Marketing Executive of the Year and the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s MAX Award for marketing excellence.

He received his BA from American University and MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. He is a frequent contributor to several marketing publications and a speaker at many industry events.

He lives in Atlanta with his awesome wife, two adorable daughters, and two dogs.

Kathy Phillips, CPP, CIC Kathy Phillips, CPP, CIC, Sr. Vice President, Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.

Kathy Phillips, CPP is Senior Vice President at Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.

She is an experienced veteran in insurance and for the past thirty plus years. She has specialized in the placement of insurance for parking companies. Based on her studies of insurance contract and the determination that the standard forms of insurance do not meet the needs of the parking industry, she created forms and a rating basis to fit the unique exposures of these companies.

Kathy has been involved with the NPA for over 20 years as a speaker, exhibitor, past Chair of the CAB, Convention Planning Program committee member as well as the Chair of the National Educational Committee. Kathy received her CPP in 2009, awarded 2015 Power Broker of the Year and continues to be a resource to the NPA for all things educational.

She lives in the Thousand Oaks/Moorpark area of Ventura County, California.

Banlusack Phommachanh Banlusack Phommachanh, Supervisor, University of Delaware

Ban Phommachanh is Field Operations Supervisor at the University of Delaware’s Parking Service Department. Since writing his first parking ticket as a Student Aide for the University of Delaware’s Department of Public Safety in the early 90s, Ban has never stopped thinking about parking. Even after leaving the University of Delaware and during his time working for Amazon.com and then Comcast as a program manager, he has always had to deal with Parking. Since returning to the University of Delaware’s Parking Service as Enforcement Supervisor in 2013, Ban has brought with him his curiosity and experiences in technology and parking from his travels around the country and the world.

The University of Delaware has 9,400+ spaces including 3 parking structures that service just over 23,000 students and approx. 4,400 employees.

Antoinette Samuel Antoinette Samuel, MPA, CAE, FASAE, Deputy Executive Director (fmr), National League of Cities

Antoinette Samuel most recently served as the Deputy Executive Director of the National Leagues of Cities (NLC), from 2014 – 2019. NLC is the oldest and largest public sector organization representing the interest of local municipal government in the United States.

She was responsible for the implementation of NLC’s three-year strategic plan, its applied research, digital engagement, marketing, and membership development.

She has twenty years of association management experience principally focused on leadership positions with organizations representing the public service sector.

Prior to joining NLC, Ms. Samuel was the Executive Director of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA.)

She received her BA from Chatham College in Pittsburgh, PA; and her Masters of Public Administration from Texas Southern University.
Ms. Samuel is a certified association executive (CAE), a Fellow of the American Society of Association Executive (ASAE) and is an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA).

Mary Smith Mary Smith, PE, Senior Vice President, Walker Consultants

Mary Smith is a Senior Vice President and Senior Director of Parking Consulting for Walker. She is widely acknowledged as one of the leading parking planners and functional designers in the world and is generally considered the parking industry’s “go to” person on vehicle sizes and parking dimensions, parking under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and more recently compliance with the Manual On Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).

She recently celebrated her 40th anniversary with Walker, and has been actively involved in all phases of parking planning and design for parking projects throughout the world. She has consulted on projects in Abu Dhabi, China, Dubai, Egypt, Indonesia, Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, Qatar, Russia, and Turkey. Her particular areas of expertise are pedestrian and vehicular circulation, wayfinding and flow capacity in mega-structures, and the integration of parking management, operations and functional design.

She is a member of NPA’s Parking Consultants Council.

Stephen Smyth Stephen Smyth, CEO & co-Founder, Coord

Stephen Smyth is the CEO and co-Founder of Coord. Coord makes it easy for software developers to add transport options to their applications. He previously led the investor product team at Prosper, a consumer financial technology company.

Prior to Prosper, Stephen was President of Amplify Access, where he built and led a team of more than 120 people that developed and shipped the first tablet-based learning platform designed specifically for K-12 education.

Previously, he was CEO and head of product at Twigmore, the social travel startup he co-founded. Before Twigmore, Stephen worked at Reuters for more than five years in strategy, product, and general management roles to build that company’s multinational digital media business.

He started his career at BMW in Munich, Germany, writing software for virtual reality visualization of crash simulations, and worked subsequently at the Boston Consulting Group and Bertelsmann.

Matt Sullivan Matt Sullivan, SpotHero Inc.

Matt Sullivan is Head of Supply at Spot Hero. He has driven a variety of strategic initiatives that capture demand, increase efficiency and maximize revenue for SpotHero’s parking partners in markets across all of North America.

Matt hails from San Diego and graduated from UC San Diego, and he has a proven track record of success over 20+ years of customer service, account management and sales management.

Jose Thommana Jose Thommana, Chief, Montgomery County, MD

Jose Thommana is the Chief of Parking at the Montgomery County Department of Transportation and has over 22 years of experience in the areas of Transportation, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Parking, and Economic Development.

Jose has held management positions in both public agencies and the private sector. In his current role, Jose is responsible for delivering an innovative, technology-friendly and customer-service oriented parking experience at over 22,150 parking spaces spanning over 40 parking facilities and 3,850 on-street parking spaces. Under his leadership Montgomery County, MD became one of the few municipal jurisdictions around the Country that has successfully implemented the use of multiple pay-by-cell vendors to pay for parking at single-space parking meters, parking lots and parking garages.

Jose holds a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech, is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and a certified Lean and Six-Sigma Black Belt.

Casey Wagner, PE Casey Wagner, PE, EVP, COO-Houston, Walker Consultants

Casey Wagner is the Chief Operating Officer for Walker Consultants. With over 20 years of experience at Walker, his responsibilities encompass every facet of parking consulting and design. His project expertise includes a wide variety of mixed use, airports, governmental, educational, healthcare and private projects, providing full design, parking consulting and restoration.

Casey holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. He is an active member of the National Parking Association, IPI, Campus Parking and Transportation Association, and he is a Board Member for the Texas Parking and Transportation Association.

His publications include: “Competing for the Best and Brightest” in Civil + Structural Engineer and “Starting on the Right Foot” in The Parking Professional magazine.

Rick West Rick West, Managing Member, West FSI, LLC

West FSI is the entity through which Rick West advises partner clients and participates as an investor in the parking industry and related sectors. In the past fifteen years this has included over one billion dollars in operating company, parking property and financing transactions.

Focus areas range from working with capital partners on acquiring and asset management of parking real estate and parking operating companies, public-to-public tax exempt bond municipal projects and working with private industry businesses to develop and execute growth plans.

More recently, West FSI is working with parking industry manufacturers, distributors, professional service firms and energy efficiency related companies to accelerate their revenue growth. These initiatives utilize West FSI's professional and investment network, value add strategic planning, execution experience plus mobile apps developed by West FSI. The mobile apps are used to implement business growth opportunities in a scalable low cost environment.

Lee Whittemore Lee Whittemore, Vice President of Operations, MobileNOW! LLC

Mr. Whittemore is responsible for bringing mobile parking experience to the company and for providing a direct relationship between our platform and your team as well as the end-user customers. During the past 18 years, he has held management positions with cutting edge parking solutions providers, combining his organizational skills with an in-depth understanding of the most recent web and mobile applications.  He has a broad understanding of the parking industry and is in charge of all things MobileNOW!.  Lee holds a degree in Business from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and operates a private Real Estate firm in North and South Carolina.

Matthew Winston Matthew Winston, Vice President, Master's Transportation

Matthew Winston is Vice President Master’s Transportation one of the largest providers for the purchase or lease of passenger vehicles ranging in size from full size Motor Coaches to Golf Carts. He is a 20-year veteran in the transportation and hospitality business.

Prior to joining Master’s Transportation, he was a district manager with Towne Park. He began his career at Harrah's Entertainment in Las Vegas before serving as Director of Service Excellence at Avascend Healthcare Hospitality.

Mathew is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City

Barbara Wolfe Barbara Wolfe, Chief Operating Officer, The Car Park, Inc.

Barbara co-founded The Car Park in 2003 and serves as Chief Operating Officer. The Car Park provides transportation management services to the aviation, university, municipality, commercial, healthcare and hospitality markets. Barbara was previously a human resources senior management professional in the tech industry.

Nicole Wylie Nicole Wylie, General Manager, Central Region, SpotHero Inc.

Nicole Wylie is General Manager, Central Region at SpotHero. Nicole plays a critical role in driving SpotHero’s expansion into a variety of channels (like hospitality, airport and municipality) across many exciting new markets. Prior to joining SpotHero Nicole was the division sale manage at Groupon.

Nicole is an NPA 40 Under 40 Awardee – class of 2017. She is an active member of the National Parking Association and serves on the association’s convention program planning committee and the NPA Young Leaders Network.

When she’s not working, Nicole likes to spend her time being active outdoors, trying new restaurants, and learning about (and enjoying) wine.

Robert Zuritsky Robert Zuritsky, President, Parkway Corporation

Robert Zuritsky is president of Parkway Commercial Properties. He has positioned Parkway as an industry leader in parking management, development, and technology.

Mr. Zuritsky began his parking and business education at age 12 by working various field positions at Parkway's facilities, advancing steadily through the ranks until ultimately assuming the position of President in July, 2002.
In his role as President, Mr. Zuritsky oversees each of Parkway's departments and leads the Company's strategic growth through garage acquisition, real estate development, and new management opportunities.

Mr. Zuritsky received his M.B.A. from Temple University in 2001, currently serves as the President of the Philadelphia Parking Association, a director of the NPA, and an active member of the Young Presidents Organization. He also actively serves on nine boards, including a financial institution, several parking technology companies, and the Philadelphia Municipal Authority, in addition to supporting the arts and a number of charitable organizations.