Accelerate Track



How do you advance in your organization and career? The Accelerate track focuses on the tools and tactics that individual parking operators can take to excel and get ahead. Sessions cover career development from selling and presenting yourself, leading and managing change within your organization, and how to build a diverse and inclusive workforce.


Accelerate Track Sessions:

Parking & Transportation Plan Review: 1-to-1 with an Expert Consultant >>

Resume Review: 1-to-1 Review & Feedback >>

CPP Mentor Meet up with an Advisor to Map out your Study Plan >>

40 Under 40 Roundtable >>

Diversity Peer Network: COFFEETALK >>

Future of Valet: Hiring & Finding the Right People Right Now. What’s Working >>

Career: Telling Your Story to Future-Proof Your Career >>

DEI: Diversity Equity & Inclusion Aspirational Goals in Leaderships >>

Five of the Biggest: From the C-Suite Where Parking Goes Next >>

The Race toward Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Parking >>

Parking 2030: M&A Outlook: Consolidation, Cooperation & Market Share>>

Parking & Transportation Plan Review: 1-to-1 with an Expert Consultant
Monday, September 27, 2:00 PM

This could be the best hour you spend this year. Register for this 1-on-1 consulting session to have your parking master plan, transportation plan, or RFP reviewed by a parking consultant. It a great way to have a third-party vet your plans, test your assumptions, and confirm that you are on the right track.

Sessions are scheduled for 1 hour and need to be booked in advance.

Donal O'Hagan, Consultant, Parking Business Services
Jerry S. Marcus, President, The Parking Advisory Group LLC
Carl Schneeman, P.E., Principal, Walker Consultants
Lia Reyes, Managing Director, LVR International
Robert McConnell, P.E., LEED GA, VP, WGI
Jacob H. Gonzalez, P.E., VP, WGI, Inc.
Rick Choate, NCARB, DBIA, Principal, Choate Parking Consultants Inc
Jeffrey Elsey, P.E., LEED, AP, Project Manager, Kimley-Horn
Brian Lozano, PMP, Principal/Director Parking Services, Walter P Moore & Assoc
David N. LoCoco, Principal, Director of Parking Design, Watry Design, Inc.

Resume Review: 1-to-1 Review & Feedback
Monday, September 27, 2:00 PM

Get an in-depth review & quality feedback on your career resume in this discreet 1-to-1 consultation. The session will examine your resume, career skills, your strengths, and areas for improvement. It will provide guidance on further training to pursue and other ways to showcase your success and marketability.

Sessions are scheduled for 1 hour and need to be booked in advance. More details coming soon.

Barbara WolfeBarbara Wolfe
The Car Park


CPP Mentor Meet-up with an Advisor to Map Out Your Study Plan
Monday, September 27, 2:00 PM

Interested in earning the NPA’s Certified Parking Professional designations? Do you have questions about the exam, the registration process, or how to coach a team through the certification process?

Meet members of NPA Certification Advisory Board for a 1-on-1 consultation. CSB members will guide you through the steps you need to take, answer any questions that you might have.

Sessions are scheduled for 30 minutes and need to be booked in advance. 


Chris HankinsChris Hankins, CPP
General Manager
Colonial Parking


Rafael AbanillaRafael Abanilla, CPP, CAPP
Parking Concepts Inc.



40 Under 40 Roundtable
Monday, September 27, 4:00 PM

NPA Young Professionals, join the conversation and have your say. We’ll talk apps, social platforms, careers, and what it takes to make it in the parking industry today.


Aaron ChavesAaron Chaves
Vice President of Operations

C. Perry GriffithC. Perry Griffith, III
Denison Parking, Inc.

Nicole Chinea
Nicole Chinea, CAPP
Senior Project Manager


Diversity Peer Network: COFFEETALK
Tuesday, September 28, 9:45 AM

Join this open-mic discussion with parking entrepreneurs, operators, suppliers, and anyone in the mobility workforce today. The session will examine how diverse teams make better decisions and are more innovative and how diverse companies have better shareholder returns.

There will be lots to discuss, from successful DEI initiatives, to the role of leadership in managing change, and to workforce development and compliance.


LaVeeda Morgan Battle
Board Director and General Counsel
City of Birmingham

John Morgan
Executive Director
Allentown Parking Authority

Ricardo Delagdo
Director of Operations

Future of Valet: Hiring & Finding the Right People Right Now. What’s Working
Tuesday, September 28, 2:00 PM

Program on how valet operators are finding, recruiting, and retaining their workforce


Aaron ChavesAaron Chaves
Vice President of Operations



Gary Lewis
Vice President, Operations
Park Inc.

Robert PohrerRobert Pohrer
Aristocrat Valet Parking

Julie Clark headshotJulie Clark
Towne Park


Career: Telling Your Story to Future-Proof Your Career
Tuesday, September 28, 3:00 PM

Build on your strengths to set yourself up for your next promotion or lateral career shift. It’s all about skills, networks and performance. Think about how you map your career path and performance. Prepare to tell your story. How you talk, what you say and what you do are all signals for opportunity and advancement. In this session, the presenters have traveled the road to success to the VP level—find out how you can too.


Lisa SprouseLisa Sprouse
Chief Marketing Officer
Premier Parking


DEI: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Aspirational Goals in Leadership
Wednesday, September 29, 8:30 AM

Hear how Google - one of the world’s top technology companies - is driving its diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives both within the company and with its partners and stakeholders around the globe.

In this engaging plenary session, Global Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Google, Wema Hoover, will outline how Google is building a robust, diverse talent pool to support its industry’s growth.

Just like the parking industry, Google works hard to attract the best talent and once hired wants them to stay. To support this, they have built diversity, equity, and inclusion capabilities among all Googlers from managers and leaders, to front line human resources. The company’s Equity Programs Team focuses on ensuring parity in how they source and hire Nooglers as well as in performance reviews, promotions.

Hear how they manage this process, develop talent at every level in the company, and ensure future success.


Wema HooverWema Hoover
Global Head, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


Five of the Biggest: From the C-Suite Where Parking Goes Next
Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 10:00 AM

Learn from NPA’s 5 of the Biggest Operators on where the parking Industry is headed, what opportunities they see in the immediate future, and what challenges the industry faces.


Marc Baumann headshot Leonard Carder headshot
Marc Baumann
Chairman & CEO
Leonard Carder
CPP, President Real Estate Services
REEF Technology
Jack Chang headshot Keith Jones headshot Alan Lazowski headshot
Jack Chang
Towne Park
Keith B. Jones
Owner & Managing Partner
Ace Parking
Alan Lazowski
Founder & Chairman
LAZ Parking


Mark Muglich headshotMark Muglich
Retired President of ABM Parking Services, Past Chairman of the NPA, Senior Advisor


The Race Toward Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Parking
Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 3:00 PM

Join a panel-style session and explore the ways that parking operators can promote diversity and inclusion from the individual level all the way to the C-suite. We all have a role to play in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion and cities nationwide are taking initiative to create more livable and equitable communities.

The panel includes commercial parking executives and city leaders in Raleigh NC, Santa Rosa CA, and Detroit, MI.

This program will:

  • Identify lessons learned and best practices from various city leaders and industry professionals who are striving to support equality and diversity.
  • Identify transparent plans and actions to drive diversity, equity and inclusion goals, both at an individual level and an organizational level.
  • Demonstrate ways to create and maintain an environment where employees and customers feel safe to live, work and feel a sense of true belonging.


Nathan BerryNathan Berry
Vice President of Enterprise Sales

Dane Grey headshotDane Grey
Elite Parking Services of America

Pamela Bryant headshotPamela Bryant
Relationships and Business Development Growth Leader
Platinum Parking


Rita Vg headshotRitu Vg
Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary


LaDondra Wilson headshotLaDondra Wilson
VP, Social Responsibility

Dallas Wings Basketball & Executive Director Community


Parking 2030: M&A Outlook: Consolidation, Cooperation & Market Share

Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 3:00 PM

Look ahead to seismic shifts that will shape the industry. Tech consolidation is underway. Operators are shoring up location count and realigning operations for rebounding parking. What does it signal in 12-24 months for start-ups, acquisitions and consolidations? Hear a future outlook and what it means to you.


Andrew BessAndrew Bess
Hero Investments, LLC.



Kevin UhlenhakerKevin Uhlenhaker
Chief Executive Officer


Rob ZuritskyRob Zuritsky 
Parkway Corporation


Tee McCarley

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