Like so many industry professionals, David Onorato, CAPP, sort of fell into parking. “It was by luck,” he says. “I was working with the [Pittsburgh] city finance department and there was an opening in the parking authority. I was asked if I wanted to move there and I said yes. It’s parking–how hard can it be, right? Little did I know.”
Since that move in 1995, Onorato has built a reputation as an industry leader, and his parking authority has been credited with helping transform Pittsburgh’s reputation from steel town to technology leader, tourist destination, and popular place to live and work. He became chair of IPMI’s Board of Directors in June and in this month’s Parking & Mobility magazine, shares his thoughts on the industry, where IPMI is going, and his beloved hometown–with suggestions for attendees of this year’s Leadership Summit in the middle of it all. Read it here.