Parking Industry Exhibition - The Parking Event for 2018

PIE 2018 Featured Speakers Announced!



The Parking Industry Exhibition reaches out to dozens of experts in all areas of the Parking World. These are consultants, vendors, senior parking managers in cities and universities as well as parking operators and parking facility developers. We asked them to participate, we did not simply put out a “call for papers.” It’s much more difficult to develop a program this way, but it means that you will receive the best information from the finest sources available.

Ananda Aleman

Business Operations Manager Dixon Resources Unlimited

SESSION: Big Ideas for Smaller Cities

Ananda Aleman manages the day to day administration for DIXON as well as business development and contract management. She supports clients with a variety of services including developing financial modeling tools that allow our clients to forecast a multitude of outcomes. Ananda graduated from the University of Florida with honors and started her career in parking in 2009. She has an extensive background in system-wide software deployment, project management, purchasing, operations, and financial reporting.

Lindsay Bayley

Senior Planner at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning

SESSION: Parking in downtown metropolitan areas, change is coming

As a Senior Planner at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), Lindsay developed a Parking toolkit to help local municipalities deploy parking management strategies in their downtowns. She has managed a variety of local projects from downtown Aurora’s Master Plan to UIC’s Multimodal Transportation Plan, as well as several parking management studies and local active transportation plans.

Michael H. Bigbee


SESSION: Change – Formerly glacial, now coming at light speed

Michael H. Bigbee consulted for Spaceek from August – December, 2016 and joined Spaceek, Inc. as CEO in January of 2017.  In this position, Michael focuses on discovering, evaluating and pursuing business opportunities within the Americas.  Additionally, he is responsible for identifying compatible acquisitions, licensing opportunities and strategic business alliances.  Michael is a subject matter expert with over 20 years of experience in the asset tracking industry and he has extensive technical expertise in the areas of parking, intelligent transportation systems, ground transportation operations, asset management and integrated systems.  Michael also brings his experience from working in the software and wireless technology industries to Spaceek.  

Prior to joining Spaceek, Michael was the CEO of TIBA Parking Systems.  During his tenure, he rebuilt their dealer network and due to exceptional growth and success, the company received a $24M private equity investment.  

Over the last 35 years, Michael has held senior executive positions with Computer Associates, Amtech/TransCore, Cubic, and GlobeRanger.  He shares his knowledge and understanding with others as a regular contributor of asset tracking and RFID articles across multiple industries, and as a guest speaker at conferences domestically and internationally.

Sarah Blouch

President and CEO, CampusParc Management, Inc.

SESSION: Correlation is not Causation – Just because someone says it doesn’t make it true

Sarah Blouch is president and CEO of CampusParc Management, Inc., which is the parking asset investment platform for QIC Global Infrastructure, an Australian superannuation fund manager with approximately $70 billion of funds under management.  Prior to joining CampusParc in 2012, Sarah was the executive director of Transportation & Parking Services at the Ohio State University for 17 years and oversaw the development and implementation of the long- and short-term campus transportation network, to include campus traffic patterns, traffic signals, wayfinding, and the development, promotion and operation of alternative transportation options. In her current role, she focuses on optimizing the value of the OSU parking system through maintenance and restoration of the garages and parking lots;  monitoring operational performance; aligning the interests of multiple stakeholders; promoting technological progression; and providing leadership, cultural change, business structure and reporting protocols.  She has been working in the parking and transit industry since 1980.  

Anthony Broad-Crawford

Chief Product Officer, SpotHero

SESSION: Entering the Court of the Parking Customer King (or Queen)

As Chief Product Officer at SpotHero, Anthony Broad­-Crawford is responsible for product strategy, focusing on product design, user research, user experience, and data science. Previously, Anthony was Chief Technology Officer at Fooda, where he led product, design and engineering. He also held executive positions at GiveForward, StartupBus, and Within3, where he was a co­founder. Anthony graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science from Bowling Green State University and has created nine patent-­receiving technologies.

Barbara Chance, PHD

CHANCE Management Advisors, Inc.

SESSION: Managing Change – It is becoming job one

Barbara J. Chance is the President and CEO of CHANCE Management Advisors, Inc. (CMA) of Philadelphia.   CMA provides parking and transportation consulting to municipalities, colleges and universities, medical centers, special event venues and other public and private owners of parking and transportation functions.  The firm has worked in over 30 states in the U.S. as well as in Canada, Lebanon, and Kuwait.  (It just goes to show that parking can take you a lot of places!)

Dr. Chance holds a B.A. and an M.A. from Kansas State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.  She was a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, teaching courses in advanced transportation studies, urbanization, city planning, and public policy.  She also served on the faculty of the Council for Advanced Transportation Studies and was an appointed Planning Commissioner for the City of Austin.

In Philadelphia, she was employed as the first Director of On-Street Parking and was responsible for combining the functions from 13 City departments into the On-Street Bureau.  Her responsibilities were to develop, implement, and manage a new program to consolidate all on-street parking functions and manage a staff of 250.  She organized nine operating branches, including parking ticket processing, parking enforcement, parking meter operations, regulations and signs, residential permit parking, and a city-wide communications system.

Later she founded CMA to provide consulting services.  She was selected as the International Parking Institute’s Parking Professional of the Year in 2011, and she is a Founding Leadership Board member of Women in Parking.  She has served on the IPI Board of Directors and currently is a member of the Advisory Council and several committees. She has taught the Parking Management session of the Certified Administrator of Public Parking Program (CAPP) since its inception.

Eamon Connor

Director Professional Development, NPA

SESSION: The National Parking Association’s Certified Parking Professional Designation

Fundamentals of Parking Management:  A CPP Prep Course

Eamon Connor is the Director of Professional Development at the National Parking Association where is oversees the association’s education, training, and professional development initiatives including NPA University, the Certified Parking Professional (CPP) program, the NPA annual conference program, Winter Leadership Forum and the Fair Tax Policy Forum.

Prior to joining NPA Mr. Connor was the Director of Certification and Elearning for the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA). He has twenty years’ experience in education program development, training, education and project management.   

Prior to joining IAAPA he served as a corporate trainer for Office Depot a large office supply chain based in the United States. Mr. Connor was born in Ireland but lives in Alexandria Virginia in the USA. 

Kenzie Coulson

Manager, Parking & Fleet – Public Works, Park City, Utah

SESSION: Overhauling Park City - TDM, Parking & Stakeholder Engagement

With extensive experience in operations, you’re likely to find Kenzie somewhere in a parking lot. She has over 20 years of transportation, event mitigation, and parking management experience. She’s managed logistics for Sundance Film Festival, FedEx Ground, and has launched several large-scale technology projects.  Most recently, Kenzie accepted a position with Park City Municipal, where she’s overhauling the parking department and launching paid parking. She’s excited to get involved with the parking community and hopes to inspire and empower operators.

Dale Denda

Director of Research, Parking Market Research Company

SESSION: Parking Landscape of the Future

Mr. Denda co-founded PMRC over 25 years ago,  The company is a uniquely positioned market research organization devoted solely to providing real time market intelligence and the study of trends, activity and quantification of the US parking market.

Julie Dixon

Principal Consultant, Dixon Resources Unlimited

SESSION: Thinking about Charging for Parking – What you need to do to prepare 

Julie Dixon has over 25 years of parking and transportation management experience, Julie has been directly supporting municipalities throughout the United States.  She has extensive knowledge and hands-on experience with the solicitation, development, deployment, operation, and maintenance of solutions ranging from municipal parking programs to automated enforcement systems.  She has been responsible for establishing policies, defining objectives and delivering on initiatives for municipalities of all sizes, working at all levels within the administration, enforcement and adjudication processes.  In October 2012, Ms. Dixon founded DIXON Resources Unlimited with a goal of directly supporting municipal parking programs. 

Nathan Donnell

Director of Business Development, INRIX

SESSION: Connected and Autonomous Vehicles and Their Impact on Parking

Nathan Donnell is the Director of Business Development at INRIX and has over 12 years’ experience in the parking industry. Nathan attended Grand Canyon University where he majored in Business Management.

He has extensive experience working with municipalities, universities, and private operators to enhance their parking programs with technology that makes transportation more efficient for drivers around the world.

Ben Easterling

Strategic Alliance Lead, AT&T IoT Smart Cities, AT&T

SESSION: How Smart Cities are Using Intelligent Streetlights to Enable Smart Parking and More

Ben Easterling is Strategic Alliance Lead of AT&T Smart Cities, a business unit inside of AT&T’s Internet of Things Solutions. He is responsible for the ecosystem of solution providers & strategic alliance partners that drive the product development, business development and go-to-market strategy for AT&T’s Smart Cities initiatives.  Ben was previously with GE as Director of Sales in the GE Energy Management / Digital Energy group and prior to that held numerous leadership positions within Southern Company over his 28-year career.

Blake Fonnesbeck

Transit & Public Works Director, Park City, Utah

SESSION: Overhauling Park City - TDM, Parking & Stakeholder Engagement

In his current position Blake has responsibility for Transit, Parking, Fleet Maintenance, Building Maintenance, and Parks & Golf Maintenance. He has 25 years of experience working in Municipal Government in five different cities in the West and Mid-west. He is known among his colleagues as a creative problem solver who enjoys pushing the limits and working outside of the proverbial box. His two most recent outside of the box projects include implementing the first all battery electric express route in the U.S. June of 2017 and formation of paid parking in Old Town Park City December of 2017.

Rick Graham

CEO, Cornerstone Parking

SESSION: Change – Formerly glacial, now coming at light speed

Rick Graham joined Cornerstone Parking in 2017.  With over 18 years of parking leadership experience, Rick has extensive expertise in operational strategy, access control systems and traffic and resource management in all types of parking venues.    He has a passion for building strong customer relationships and developing exceptional operating platforms. 

Prior to joining Cornerstone Rick was with Lanier Parking where he held various executive management positions, including ten years as Chief Operating Officer, followed by being named Executive Vice President of Operational Support and Technology for Citizens Parking, the new parent company of Lanier.

Rick also worked with Six Flags Over Georgia where he held several management positions, culminating in being named Operations Manager with responsibility over multiple departments.

Rick holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Information Systems from Georgia State University.

Zachary Hall

Author, sports business professional and community spark plug.

Keynote - “Don’t Sleep on Planes”

A Phoenix, Arizona native, has spent the last 10+ years working in the Phoenix area professional sports scene, having worked for the NBA Phoenix Suns, NHL Arizona Coyotes, and now in his 9th season with the MLB Arizona Diamondbacks 

He loves helping people connect and finding synergy in their work and personal interests. Growing up in Phoenix, Arizona he has enjoyed his journey throughout family entertainment and community activism.  

Within his role with Diamondbacks he enjoys event planning, creating new in game content, and helping coordinate top line fan experience at the ballpark. Outside of the ballpark, he spends his time volunteering and on boards that are youth based. 

He is the author of “Don’t Sleep on Planes” ( ) which is currently available on Amazon. The book is based on the power of a stranger and unique ways to embrace your moments when looking to grow your circle of influence or your personal network.

Today you can find him on Twitter & Instagram: @ZacharyHall or via email:

Adam Jones

CAPP, CPP, VP of Operations and Parking for the Downtown Tempe Authority, Inc.

SESSION: Ride Share Programs – Do they cause more Traffic and Safety Problems

Adam Jones, CAPP, CPP is the VP of Operations and Parking for the Downtown Tempe Authority, Inc. overseeing all on-street, off-street and enforcement management for more than 20,000 spaces. Additionally Adam oversees all clean and safe activities for a 54 square block area. Adam recently implemented shared curb space management in Tempe where the same space is used by taxis, ride share services and deliveries. Adam previously worked for Central Parking System.

Tony Jordan

Founder of Portlanders for Parking Reform

SESSION: Parking in downtown metropolitan areas, change is coming

Tony Jordan is the founder of Portlanders for Parking Reform, a grassroot advocacy organization that promotes progressive parking policy reform. Through political organizing and writing about parking, Tony has ushered in a more open and productive conversation around the politically-charged topic of parking in the city of Portland.

Mark Lawrence

CEO, Spot Hero

SESSION: Going Beyond Operations: What’s the Broader Value of Online Reservations?

As Co-­Founder and CEO of SpotHero, Mark Lawrence is responsible for the overall vision and strategic direction for the company. Mark was named to Crain’s Chicago Business #Tech50 ranking of the most influential people in the local technology community. He was also selected for the National Parking Association’s inaugural 40 Under 40 class in 2015. Mark has penned articles for parking industry publications Parking Today and Parking Magazine and regularly speaks at technology, entrepreneur and parking conferences across the country. Before founding SpotHero, Mark was a Financial Analyst at Bank of America. Mark graduated with a B.S. in Finance from Bradley University.

Mike Nickolaus

President and CEO, CivicSmart, Inc.

Smart Parking / Smart Cities Symposium

SESSION: How Smart Cities are Using Intelligent Streetlights to Enable Smart Parking and More

Mike Nickolaus has 30 years’ experience delivering advanced parking systems, implementing intelligent transportation systems, creating innovative public-private partnerships, and aiding the development of smart city initiatives.  Prior to joining CivicSmart, Mike served as President & CEO of Duncan Solutions for 9 years and spent 15 years at Lockheed/ACS (now Conduent) including managing their on-street parking division in the US and internationally.

Jimmy Maglothin, P.E., PMP

President, 20/20 Parking Consultants, LLC

SESSION: The Future Of Parking: How Frictionless Parking Has Transformed The Las Vegas Strip

Jimmy is the President and founding member of 20/20 Parking Consultants, LLC. 20/20 is a specialty consulting firm that provides an array of services related to the recommendation, design, and implementation of leading edge parking technologies and systems. Jimmy has over 17 years of experience providing parking technology consulting services to aviation, education, health care, municipal, and private clientele. He has extensive project experience with a wide range of parking technologies focusing on Parking Access and Revenue Control Systems and Automated Parking Guidance Systems.  Jimmy is proficient in all aspects of the project life cycle related to the successful implementation of state-of-the-art parking technologies. 

Colleen M. Niese

Principal, The Marlyn Group, LLC

SESSION: Human Capital – Have you invested in your front line?

Colleen Niese has twenty years experience in the Human Resources industry, Colleen partners with Marlyn Group clients to assess the existing scope of services in the areas of Strategic HR, Leadership Development and Transformative Change.  With that insight, she identifies with internal stakeholders opportunities and subsequent deliverables for improved performance, at the individual, team and company level.

Colleen is the immediate past Chairperson and current Associate Director for the Women in Parking Association and is an active member of NPA, IPI, WELD (Women For Economic Leadership Development), SHRM and ASA. 

Devin Patel

Director of Business Development, Passport

SESSION: The Future from the Young, and Not So Young

Devin Patel is the VP of Business Development at Passport with the vision to create urban mobility solutions for cities. Devin Patel has a wide range of experience with both large and small technology ventures.Devin helps to oversee partnerships and business strategy for Passport. He is a frequent speaker at ITS conferences, speaking both at the ITS Americas and World Congress shows. Devin has helped lead Passport to become the leading mobile payments provider for public transit and parking in North America, with key installs such as Miami, Jacksonville Transit Authority, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit, and Southern Ohio Regional Transit Authority. 

Previously, he was a Product Manager at, helped scale LivingSocial to international markets, and has been involved with social entrepreneurship ventures, gaining him a scholarship to both the Dell Social innovation program and Starting Bloc FellowShip. He loves to travel and has visited over 25 countries. 

Jennifer Rentz

Associate Dixon Resources Unlimited

SESSION: Big Ideas for Smaller Cities

Jennifer is an Associate Consultant with expertise in leading large-scale projects, technology initiatives and operations management.  With sixteen years’ experience in the parking industry, she brings a wealth of knowledge to assist municipal clients.  Jennifer has a Project Management Professional certification, a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing Management and graduate coursework in the field of Data Science.  She was recently named one of National Parking Association’s “40 Under 40” in the parking industry.  

Michael Lee Sherwood

Director of Technology and Innovation, City of Las Vegas

SESSION: Smart Parking and Smart Cities in Las Vegas

Michael Sherwood is the Director of Technology and Innovation for the City of Las Vegas. Michael has more than 20 years of management experience, in the field of technology, process improvement and innovation with the majority of that experience being in municipal government operations. Most recently he served as the deputy director of public safety, business services and city technology for the city of Irvine, CA since December 2013. In that capacity he was responsible for budgets of both public safety at $70 million and technology at $8 million.

Prior to that position, Sherwood served as the manager of business services for the City of Irvine, CA from 2012-2013, the chief information officer for City of Oceanside, CA, from 2001-2012 and the information technologies manager for the City of Oceanside, CA from 1997-2000. Before 1997, he served in the private sector. Michael received his B.S. in Management from Pepperdine University followed by a M.S. in Executive Management from the University of Southern California. 

Richard Simpson

VP Sales & Marketing for ParkPlus System

SESSION: The Future from the Young, and Not So Young

In his daily role Richard wears two hats.  One leading the ParkPlus team’s expansion and evolution as a software integrator and secondly supporting the municipal parking operations of the Calgary Parking Authority.  While newer to the parking industry Richard’s background includes over twenty-five years’ experience in enterprise solution sales and consulting, most recently with American Express.  2017 offered numerous opportunities to speak in Canada, US, UK and Australia.  Richard has a keen focus on parking and city planning related to the future of electric , connected & autonomous vehicles, including the integration with Smart Cities.

Jake Squillaci

Sales & Partnerships, Parkonect, LLC

SESSION: Going Beyond Operations: What’s the Broader Value of Online Reservations?

Jake is responsible for leading the company’s sales efforts while continuing to execute on new product development and other strategic initiatives to bring creative revenue generating solutions to our clients and the masses!

Prior to joining Parkonect, he held positions with one of the Nation’s largest parking operators and a leading global provider in private cloud solutions. Jake earned a BS in Finance from The University of Iowa

Brandy Stanley

Parking Services Manager, City of Las Vegas

Smart Parking / Smart Cities Symposium

SESSION: Smart Parking and Smart Cities in Las Vegas

Brandy Stanley serves as the parking services manager for the city of Las Vegas.  In this role, she oversees all aspects of the city’s parking system including the operation of parking meters, enforcement, collections, off-street facility management and contract negotiations. She is also responsible for technology evaluation and implementation, supporting new development with parking expertise, facilitating parking for special events, recommending policy and setting the direction and mission for how the parking system can best support the city’s economic development goals.

Stanley has been with the city of Las Vegas since June 2011, and has gained extensive experience in the parking industry across the country during her 25-year career. She previously held positions as parking manager for the city of Manchester, New Hampshire; regional manager for Standard Parking Corporation in Richmond, Virginia; Miami, Florida and Austin, Texas; and has held parking management positions in New Orleans, Louisiana and Seattle, Washington.

Stanley earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington and an MBA from The University of Texas. She is a member of the International Parking Institute, is a founding board member of Women In Parking, and serves on the board of directors for the Southwest Parking & Transportation Association. She develops and makes frequent educational presentations to industry peers at various conferences throughout the country.

Ian Stude

Director of Transportation and Parking Services, Portland State University

SESSION: Parking in downtown metropolitan areas, change is coming

Ian is the Director of Transportation & Parking Services at Portland State University, overseeing parking, transit, bicycling, and carpool programs that serve PSU's 29,000 students and 5,000 faculty and staff. Beginning in 2004, Ian's role in transportation has grown progressively to include programs that support bicycling, transit, carpooling and carsharing, and the oversight of university parking. During his tenure, "alternative transportation" has grown to 80% of all commute trips, allowing PSU to grow its population and its campus while minimizing investments in new parking. 

Kevin Uhlenhaker

CEO of NuPark

SESSION: LPR Beyond Enforcement

Kevin has 20 years of experience in the parking industry. He co-founded NuPark to bring the efficiencies of LPR based parking management and a truly customer focused approach to the parking market. He is a member of the IPI Technology Committee and was recognized in the NPA 40 under 40 program.  Before NuPark, Kevin spent time with various parking organizations.

Jon Walker

Head of Transportation Policy at Lyft

SESSION: Ride Share Programs – Do they cause more Traffic and Safety Problems

Role at Lyft

Jon is the head of Transportation Policy for Lyft. Externally, Jon works closely with city and state transportation stakeholders to find mutually beneficial solutions to mobility and environmental issues. Jon is particularly focused on advanced city design, electric vehicles, and autonomous vehicles and how these three fields in concert can remake our cities.

Internally, Jon works with Lyft’s research, operations, and product teams to help design and deploy new products, strategies, and services that meet the needs of cities and their residents.  


Most recently, Jon was a manager at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) in Colorado where he ran RMI’s autonomous and electric vehicles program.

At RMI, Jon authored Peak Car Ownership – The Market Opportunity of Electric Automated Mobility Services which projects that mobility services like Lyft, performed by electric, autonomous vehicles, will overtake personally owned vehicles in market share in the next decade. 

Prior to RMI, Jon worked as a design engineer and engineering manager in the aerospace and IT industries.


Master of Engineering – Energy Systems Engineering – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Bachelor of Science – Mechanical Engineering – Northwestern University

Rick West

Managing member, West FSI, LLC

SESSION: Parking Landscape of the Future

Rick has participated in the parking industry as a founder, co-owner, c-suite executive, Board Member and Adviser spanning over $2 billion in U.S. parking related acquisitions, dispositions and financing’s.  His current focus areas include: senior adviser to international infrastructure consortium's on urban, campus and aviation projects; parking M&A; and is an investor and owner of urban parking garages. Additionally, Rick briefs investors and banks on parking and mobility trends in the U.S.

Clyde Wilson

President, Flow Thru Technologies, The Parking Network


Clyde Wilson is the co-founder of, and a principal with, The Parking Network. With over twenty years of experience as a creative, “hands-on” manager of public and private parking facilities, Clyde epitomizes the practical, “real world” operational approach of his firm. After stints in the Air Force and retailer Sears, he began his career in the parking industry in 1979 in the corporate office of now-giant Central Parking System. Clyde later served as a corporate executive with another commercial operator, APCOA. A native of Tennessee, Clyde now resides in Houston, TX. He has written articles for several parking publications in the U.S. and internationally and has been a speaker on numerous topics for parking related conventions.

Tom Wunk

Vice-President, PARCS T2 Systems, Inc.


Mr. Wunk is a Certified Administrator of Public Parking and teaches a number of sessions for the IPI CAPP process. A product of the State University of New York system, he is an active member in both ASIS and the IPI and completed his CAPP certification in 2004. Mr. Wunk has been in the parking control industry since 1973 and has designed and implemented parking control solutions all over the world. He has developed and provided consultative and operational training presentations for the IPI, ASIS, and the AAAE. He is a committee member of the IPI Technology Committee, the IPI Educational Committee, the Smart Card Alliance, and the Green Parking Council.


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