(Anaheim, Calif.) – June 2019

The International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) announced that Charley DeBow, CEO and co-founder of CurbTrac, has been named its 2019 Emerging Leader of the Year.

The award, part of IPMI’s annual Professional Recognition Program, was announced at the association’s 2019 Conference & Expo in Anaheim, Calif., June 9-12. The award honors professionals age 40 and younger who are blazing their own trails through the parking, transportation and mobility industry.

During the past 15 years, DeBow has worked in many capacities and sectors in the parking industry, including Central Parking, The Borough of State College, Parkmobile, Premium Parking, and CurbTrac.

As Parking Director for The Borough of State College, he was instrumental in implementing license plate enabled parking ecosystem in 2012. He later joined Parkmobile, assuming the position of Senior Vice President of Sales and Account Management, where he expanded Parkmobile’s services across the U.S and Canada including NYC, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.

He is co-founder and CEO of CurbTrac, which is designing next-generation mobility solutions for cities to better manage their curbs with a focus on mobile payment management.

DeBow is actively involved in the parking and mobility industry, volunteering for numerous state and regional organizations, as well as IPMI. He has been a board member of the Pennsylvania Parking Association since 2012. He contributes regular articles and blogs for various industry periodicals and serves on the IPMI CAPP Classic Golf Committee. As a member of IPMI’s Technology Committee, he presented at many state and regional conferences, and led the committee’s effort to develop its 2019 presentation on curb management strategies.

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Media contact: Helen Sullivan

703.606.7622, sullivan@parking-mobility.org