International Parking & Mobility Institute Promotes Rachel Yoka, CAPP, LEED AP DB+C to Chief Strategy Officer
International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) announced the promotion of Rachel Yoka, CAPP, LEED AP BD+C from Vice President, Program Development to Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) for the organization. As CSO, Yoka will oversee critical strategic initiatives and programs for IPMI’s members at a time of transformation and growth for the parking, transportation, and mobility industry.
A LEED Accredited Professional, CAPP, and Parksmart Advisor, Yoka brings an integrated skill set and a diverse perspective, having held leadership positions at architecture, engineering, and construction firms prior to joining IPMI. She spearheads IPMI’s strategic initiatives to advance the industry, including standards development for industry accreditation and technology, including the Alliance for Parking Data Standards (APDS), Global Parking Association Leaders (GPALs), and the Accredited Parking Organization (APO) program, the industry’s only benchmarking program for excellence in parking and mobility organizations.
Yoka is highly regarded in parking and mobility, having served as member of the IPMI Board of Directors, led the development of the Parksmart rating system and sustainability credential for high-performing parking facilities adopted by the United States Green Building Council/Green Business Certification Inc., and served as editor for three landmark publications for our industry including A Guide to Parking: A Textbook for the Industry. She was instrumental in guiding volunteer leaders in developing IPMI’s Roadmap to Recovery Initiative in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our industry faces diverse challenges and opportunities as we guide and educate our members and our community to take full advantage of trends in policy, technology, sustainability, and more,” said Shawn D. Conrad, CAE, IPMI’s Chief Executive Officer. “Rachel has been an essential leader on the IPMI team and a driving force behind much of our success and growth in these areas. I am excited to have her spearheading our strategic initiatives and expanding our influence globally.”
The International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) is the world’s largest association of professionals in parking, transportation, and mobility — professionals who keep all of us moving. IPMI works to advance the parking and mobility profession through professional development, research and data collection, advocacy, and outreach. With experts from around the world in dozens of specialties, IPMI helps parking and transportation function efficiently so people, businesses, and communities can keep moving.