Mobility & Innovation Summit Speakers
General Manager Design-Build, Clark Pacific
A 30-year construction veteran, Aaron Alhady has deep experience in pre-construction, operations, and development. Prior to joining Clark Pacific, he was a vice president at McCarthy Building Companies, where he was responsible for strategic business development.
Director of Architecture, Clark Pacific
As director of architecture for Clark Pacific, Mickey Ankhelyi oversees all aspects of design and delivery on parking structures where he is the Architect of Record. His experience in corporate campus architecture includes mixed-use developments, large scale industrial parks, regional shopping centers, and parking structures, and contributes to the overall design strength of Clark Pacific’s team.
Founder & CEO of Honk
Michael Back is a seasoned electronic payments entrepreneur who is applying his wealth of knowledge and experience to create innovative contactless payment solutions for the parking industry. Prior to founding Honk in 2013, he founded Collective Point of Sale Solutions, one of Canada’s largest merchant acquirers and a leading provider of debit and credit card processing services that transacted more than $1.8 billion annually. Michael's accomplishments include two successful exits, ranking as an E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year (twice), and earning multiple fastest growing company awards.
Senior Planner, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Lindsay Bayley is a Senior Planner at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP). She developed a parking toolkit to help local municipalities address their parking challenges. While at CMAP, she has managed parking studies in Chicago neighborhoods, suburban downtowns, and a variety of other plans and studies. She serves on several local transportation boards and committees with the goal of bringing people-based transportation solutions with a focus on equity.
Transportation Business Manager, DFW International Airport
Jannette Benefee is the Transportation Business Manager at DFW International Airport, where she is responsible for revenue management, project management, and business intelligence, and is a technical liaison for the implementation of IT business solutions for business users. She has 24 years of experience in the airport industry and has developed an inclusive leadership style. Jannette serves on the advisory board for Women in Parking and as Vice-President of HOLA (Hispanic Outreach by Leaders in Action) at DFW Airport. In addition, she is an active member of the International Parking & Mobility Institute and a Certified Scrum Product Owner.
Kelly’s focus has always been improving business operation and customer experience through technology. He’s been doing that in the parking industry for over 20 years. Kelly and his team have been leading innovators in moving parking to the cloud since founding OmniPark in 2008.
Vice President, Parking & Mobility, Bedrock
Kevin Bopp is Vice President of Parking & Mobility at Bedrock in Detroit, a full-service real estate firm specializing in acquiring, leasing, financing, developing, and managing commercial and residential space. Kevin leads Bedrock’s Parking & Mobility team, which is responsible for managing more than 22,000 parking spaces across 33 structures and surface lots in Detroit and Cleveland. In addition, his team provides daily shuttle services for more than 4,000 people, including service call assistance. Prior to joining Bedrock, he spent 20 years in real estate development and marketing, including positions in leasing, property management, construction, operations, and finance. A Michigan native, Kevin studied American public affairs and business management at Michigan State University, and maintains a Michigan real estate broker’s license.
Global Product Manager, HERE Technologies
Gerhard Boiciuc is the Global Product Manager for Parking at HERE Technologies. During the last two years at HERE, Gerhard has been working on strategic alliances and partnerships and building parking products and services. Before joining HERE, Gerhard spent over 10 years in commercial roles at various tech companies in the U.S. and Europe. Most recently, in the role of Global Product Manager - Parking, he was tasked with building an end-to-end parking solution leveraging the HERE Platform and in close collaboration with parking information suppliers and innovators around the globe.
Executive Director, Traffic21 Institute and Mobility21 National University Transportation Center, University Director of State Relations, Adjunct Associate Professor for Transportation and Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
Stan Caldwell is Executive Director of the Traffic21 Institute and the USDOT-designated Mobility21 National University Transportation Center at Carnegie Mellon University. These research centers support faculty and students from across the university in technology-focused transportation education and research with an emphasis on real-world deployment. Stan’s research focus is transportation technology policy and he is curator of the industry-recognized Smart Transportation Dispatch blog.
Active Transportation and Safety Division Manager, Portland Bureau of Transportation
Catherine Ciarlo manages the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s Active Transportation & Safety Division. Her portfolio includes E-scooters, bikeshare, Neighborhood Greenways, and other transportation demand management programs.
Prior to joining PBOT, Catherine was a Senior Project Manager at CH2M/Jacobs, where she led projects for cities around the U.S. Catherine served as the Transportation Policy Director in the Portland Mayor’s Office from 2008 to 2012 and is a former member of the City of Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission. She chaired TriMet’s Transit Equity Advisory Committee and currently serves as the Governor-appointed Convener of the Portland Metro area Regional Solutions Advisory Committee.
Senior Vice President, Sales and Corporate Development, T2 Systems, Inc.
Mike Drow, CAPP, is Senior Vice President, Sales and Corporate Development at T2 Systems. He establishes and manages technology partnerships and acquisitions to align with the long-term, strategic goals of T2 Systems. He has led the development of mobility services, remote management operations, mobile payments, and interactive marketing services, and has worked with municipalities, universities, airports, and urban garages.
Laurens Eckelboom, MA, MM
Chief Revenue Officer, ParkHub
As ParkHub’s CRO, Laurens Eckelboom drives the company’s growth initiatives, leading the sales, business development, account management, and marketing departments. Prior to joining ParkHub, Laurens headed business development and strategic partnership efforts for the SAP Connected Vehicles teams, building a two-sided B2B mobility marketplace with a focus on mobile parking, fueling, and QSR services in North America and Europe. Additionally, he played a key role in the launch of mobile payment solutions with Parkmobile Group in Europe, later duplicating that success with Parkmobile in the U.S. Laurens has served on several parking association boards, including the International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) and Alliance for Parking Data Standards (APDS). He is a founding member and Advisory Board member for several startups, including Kairos IoT Water Controls from Atlanta.
Chief Growth Officer, SP+ Corporation
Jeff Eckerling is Chief Growth Officer of SP+ Corporation, responsible for SP+’s digital strategy, marketing, consumer, facility and client technology, revenue management, and mobility partnerships. Jeff joined SP+ in 2016 as SVP of Revenue and Growth. Previously, Jeff worked exclusively with startups, including serving as CEO of LIFT, CEO of Doggyloot, and GM of Travel at HauteLook following its acquisition by BonVoyou, where he was the CEO and co-founder. He also served in a variety of roles at Orbitz Worldwide. He is a Certified Public Accountant and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Tulane University.
Senior Transportation Planner, Sam Schwartz
Lian Farhi is a Senior Transportation Planner at Sam Schwartz, specializing in curbside management, public space design, complete streets, and placemaking. She has a multidisciplinary background and years of experience practicing architecture, urban design, and multi-modal transportation planning. Luan has designed, implemented, and managed a range of real-world projects to create safe, livable, and future-ready streets.
Assistant Director, City of Columbus
As the Assistant Director for Parking Services, Robert oversees the administration, enforcement, operations, and management of public parking for the City of Columbus. In June 2019 he was elected to the International Parking and Mobility Institute (IPMI) Board of Directors. Robert moved to Columbus in late 2017 from Colorado, where he spent nearly seven years working in various parking leadership roles with the City and County of Denver as their Manager of On-Street Programs and the City of Aurora as their Parking & Mobility Manager. Robert is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he earned a Bachelor and Master of Geography degrees.
Executive Director, Open Mobility Foundation (OMF)
Jascha Franklin-Hodge is Executive Director of the Open Mobility Foundation (OMF). This city-led foundation helps government and industry collaborate to develop open source tools and data standards that support adoption and regulation of emerging mobility technology. He previously served in the cabinet of Mayor Martin J. Walsh as Boston’s Chief Information Officer, and lead the city’s Department of Innovation and Technology. Previously, Franklin-Hodge co-founded Blue State Digital (BSD), where he oversaw the development and operation of the BSD Tools, a fundraising, email, and CRM platform that powered the digital presence of President Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns. He has been a Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, focused on mobility, technology, and public policy, and a consultant to the private sector on new mobility and smart cities. He studied computer sciences at MIT.
Economic Development Manager, City of Benicia, Calif.
Mario Giuliani is Economic Development Manager for the City of Benicia, Calif.
Mario, a multiple-alumni from UC Davis, has a degree in political science, Juris Doctorate, and a professional certificate in labor management relations.
He is an active community member; he was elected and served as president of the Benicia Unified School District Governing Board of Trustees, is a past president of the Benicia Rotary Club, and is currently treasurer of Solano County’s Workforce Investment Board.
Senior Data Integration Developer, DFW International Airport
Michael Han, Senior Data Integration Developer and works on the Business Intelligence Team at DFW Airport as a Data Scientist, graduating from Southern Methodist University with a master’s degree in applied statistics and data analytics. Studied how to use time series, machine learning, and statistical testing to generate actionable reporting at the airport.
COO and Head of Sales, eleven-x
Ryan Hickey is currently the COO and Head of Sales for an innovative Internet of Things company named eleven-x that is based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Since starting eleven-x with his co-founders in 2014, Ryan has helped the company grow significantly as it focuses on deploying disruptive solutions into the Smart City market. Some example applications that are being successfully deployed include water metering, water monitoring, energy monitoring, indoor environmental monitoring, and parking. In recent years, Ryan has been able to dive into the parking industry to deeply understand what is required to realize some of the ideals of parking such as dynamic pricing and frictionless parking as well as what is practical today from an ROI perspective. Prior to eleven-x, Ryan spent 15 years developing cellular communications technology for the BlackBerry Smartphones.
Chris Hoehne, PhD
Chris Hoehne, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher, Computational Sciences, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Center for Integrated Mobility Sciences
Chris Hoehne is a postdoctoral researcher at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in the Center for Integrated Mobility Sciences. He received his PhD in civil, environmental, and sustainable engineering with a focus in transportation systems from Arizona State University in 2019. During his PhD, Chris focused on quantifying the parking supply in Phoenix, Ariz., and investigating the role of transportation systems on urban heat. At NREL, he continues to research topics related to parking, urban planning, mobility and energy dynamics, electric vehicle adoption, and impacts of emerging mobility technologies on transportation and energy systems.
Chief Operating Officer, Blink Charging
Brendan Jones is the Chief Operating Officer at Blink Charging, responsible for sales,
operations, growth initiatives and investments in strategic alliances. Brendan has over 25
years of experience within the automotive and EV charging industry, where he has established himself as an industry expert and a leading force in the development of EV infrastructure. Brendan was on the Board of Directors for Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), ROEV Association, NRG EVgo EVSE Services, and GoElectricDrive Foundation.
Nicholas J. Klein
Nicholas J. Klein
Assistant Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University
Nicholas J. Klein is an Assistant Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University. His research contributes to two central areas of transportation planning: understanding the factors that influence how people travel on a daily basis and how these changes play out over the course of their lives. His work focuses on marginalized populations and neighborhoods that use transit, walk, and bike at high rates. By studying factors that influence how people in these communities travel on a daily basis and how their travel evolves over many years, his work offers new perspectives for planners, policymakers, and researchers on issues of equity and sustainability in transportation. He received his PhD from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, a master's degree in urban spatial analytics from the University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor's degree in operations research and industrial engineering from Cornell University.
CEO, Story Arc Consulting
Steve Lerch is an award-winning international public speaker and consultant, and a highly respected voice in the world of digital strategy, marketing, consumer behavior, innovation, and leadership. Prior to the formation of Story Arc Consulting, Steve spent nine years at Google crafting his unique perspective on the topics of innovation, strategy, and digital marketing. For five years, he brought this unique point of view to dozens of major consumer electronics businesses, working hand in hand with the likes of GoPro, OtterBox, Roku, and many others. After moving to DC in 2015, Steve helped to launch Google’s first foray into the world of Advocacy and Association marketing. He helped the country’s largest membership organization, advocacy groups, non profits, government agencies, and agricultural checkoff programs better utilize digital tools and strategies to understand and reach their desired audiences. Leveraging his nine years at Google and the experience gained from serving as a digital strategy consultant to dozens of the world’s most well-known brands, Steve brings independent consulting services to companies of all sizes and across all industries.
Kimberly E. Leung
Kimberly E. Leung, PE, TE
Livable Streets Team Leader, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Sustainable Streets Division
Kimberly Leung, PE, TE, is a Livable Streets Team Leader for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency in their Sustainable Streets Division, where she leads a team of engineers and planners in transforming San Francisco streets to be safe and inviting for people who bike and walk. She is a California-licensed Professional Engineer and Traffic Engineer with more than nine years of experience. As the Tenderloin Program Manager, Kimberly currently oversees the development and implementation of street safety improvements in the Tenderloin neighborhood as part of the city's COVID-19 response. She previously served as the Slow Streets Program Manager, where she led the program from inception to delivery of its first two phases of streets. She has managed the Valencia Bikeway Improvements project since 2017. Kimberly earned her MS in transportation engineering and her BS in civil and environmental engineering from UC Berkeley.
SVP of Business Development, Arrive
Ed Lewis is SVP of Business Development for Arrive. In this role,he is responsible for the growth of the company’s platform business. He manages a team that develops and executes partnerships that attach parking to consumer journeys. Through his career, Ed has founded, built, and scaled fast-growing technology companies. Two of his technology start-ups, IPIX and Telular, participated in initial public offerings, and he also held similar business development roles at Motorola and Syniverse. Ed holds a bachelor’s degree and MBA from the University of Iowa.
Product Owner, Teralytics
Ann Lin is a Product Owner at Teralytics, a startup that delivers insights on human movement on a global scale by anonymizing and processing billions of signals in the U.S., E.U., and Asia, with unique data sourced from telecom operators. She is responsible for driving product vision and feature development efforts that help customers go from data to insights that will enable data-informed decision making. Prior to Teralytics, Ann was a Transit Planner at Sam Schwartz, where she worked to support innovation in cities and new mobility initiatives.
Mark Lyons, CAPP
Parking Division Manager, City of Sarasota, Fla.
Mark Lyons, CAPP, is the Parking Division Manager in Sarasota, Fla. He has a track record of successful performance in parking management and mobility programs across the country in nearly all markets segments. Known for implementing organizational renewal, he has directed complex operations, contracts, and programs that have sustained valuable improvements and greatly enhanced the bottom line by streamlining operations and improving service levels. Under Mark’s leadership, he recently directed the strategic planning and development for a new citywide paid parking program, which included design and construction management of the first municipally owned and operated ParkSmart garage receiving the Silver award. Mark is serves on the Board of Directors for the International Parking and Mobility Institute.
Senior Project Manager, McCarthy Building Companies Inc.
With a construction career that now spans 22 years, Don Mac supports the McCarthy Building Companies (MBC) – Southwest Region as a Senior Project Manager. His current focus is the Mirabella project at Arizona State University. Through his 16 years of experience directly with MBC, he has gained focused insight in specific systems such as vertical transportation, heavy structural, and architectural concrete. His direct involvement on the Mirabella project helped establish his knowledge into the various implications and issues to be addressed in a mechanical parking (“stackers”) solution.
Chrissy Mancini Nichols
Chrissy Mancini Nichols
Lead, Curb Management and Mobility, Walker Consultants
Chrissy Mancini Nichols leads Walker’s national curb management and mobility strategy and is currently working with cities, airports, universities, transit agencies, and other entities across the country to plan and implement transit, new mobility, and curb management solutions that accommodate demand, promote access, and create new, sustainable revenue sources. She recently planned and implemented an innovative electric vehicle microtransit in one of the largest rural areas in the country. She also specializes in identifying and modeling new revenue sources for transportation; for example, she led a value capture strategy to fund $10 billion in transit projects in Chicago.
Giulio Mattioli, PhD
Research Fellow, Department of Transport Planning, TU Dortmund University (Germany)
Giulio Mattioli is a Research Fellow at the Department of Transport Planning, TU Dortmund University (Germany), and Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Earth & Environment, University of Leeds (U.K.). He has published widely on topics including car dependence, transport poverty, and multimodality via projects funded by British and German research councils. He is on the editorial board of the journals Frontiers in Sustainable Cities and Active Travel. Giulio holds a master’s degree in sociology and a PhD in urban studies from the University of Milan-Bicocca (Italy).
Vice President of Preconstruction—Parking Structures, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Randy Meier serves as Vice President of Preconstruction-Parking Structures for McCarthy’s Southern California Region. He has been responsible for and involved in various parking projects’ design-phase management, estimating, coordinating with field operations and trade partners, business development, marketing, and more. Randy has spent his entire career, which spans more than 40 years, focused on the specialties of structural concrete and parking structures. His deep understanding of the components and impacts of design solutions helps translate them into cost and schedule implications. Randy is a trusted voice with deep knowledge on parking project development.
VP of Policy and Partnerships, Coord
Dawn Miller is Coord’s VP of Policy and Partnerships. She focuses on Coord's work with public agencies. She previously served as Chief of Staff at the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC), the agency that oversees New York City's taxi, car service, and ride-hailing industries. Dawn launched TLC’s Research and Evaluation practice, served as its first director, and worked as a researcher at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C. She lives with her husband and son in Brooklyn and loves parks, bikes, beaches, stoop-sitting, and group fitness.
Vice President, International Parking Design (IPD)
Raju Nandwana is Vice President of International Parking Design (IPD). He is the primary point of contact for all business development, structure planning and design, client relations, and contract negotiations. As a registered architect, he has completed hundreds of projects across all market sectors and developed specialized expertise in commercial/residential and technology-focused applications. He is an expert in sustainable parking solutions; automated, flexible and adaptive design; and industry trends. Always on the forefront of industry advancements, Raju leverages his education in environmental sciences, land use planning, and landscape architecture to incorporate sustainability as it relates to project design and construction.
CMO and Head of Product, ParkMobile
Jeff Perkins is CMO and Head of Product for ParkMobile, the leading provider smart parking and mobility solutions in the U.S. He has been with the company for three years and oversees all aspects of the brand, consumer experience, and strategic product direction. Prior to ParkMobile, Jeff was the CMO of QASymphony where he helped establish the brand and grow revenue 500% over a three-year period, leading to a $40 million Series C with Insight Venture Partners. He also has held senior marketing leadership positions at PGi and AutoTrader.com. Jeff started his career grinding it out in the NYC ad industry at Saatchi & Saatchi. His experiences range from traditional to digital, B2C to B2B, and agency-side to client-side. Jeff’s work has earned him numerous accolades including a Stevie Award for Marketing Executive of the Year and the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s MAX Award for marketing excellence. Jeff received his BA from American University and MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. He is a frequent contributor to several marketing publications and a speaker at many industry events. When he’s not working, you might find him riding his Peloton bike or attending a Bruce Springsteen concert (he’s been to 32 so far). He lives in Atlanta with his awesome wife, two adorable daughters (ages 8 and 11) and two dogs.
Meera Raja, PhD
Solution Design and Program Development Manager, City Tech Collaborative
Meera Raja is Solution Design and Program Development Manager at City Tech Collaborative. In this role, she works as a member of the City Solutions team to design and execute new programs and services. She also leads City Tech's 2,000-member Civic User Testing Group (CUTgroup) in Chicago and coordinates expansion of the CUTgroup model to additional cities across North America. Prior to joining the City Tech team, Meera was Associate Director of Research Innovation at University of Chicago, where she developed strategies to advance nascent and complex research. She was previously a consultant for ZS Associates, working on data-driven solutions for the pharmaceutical space. Meera completed her PhD and postdoc in chemistry at Northwestern University and received her undergraduate degree in the same field from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.
Andisheh Ranjbari, PhD
Andisheh Ranjbari, PhD
Research Scientist, Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Center (SCTL) at University of Washington & Manager of Urban Freight Lab (UFL)
Andisheh Ranjbari is a Research Scientist at the Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Center (SCTL) at University of Washington, and is the Manager of Urban Freight Lab (UFL), a research partnership that brings together private industry, academic researchers, and city transportation agencies to develop and test solutions around urban freight management and operation problems. Dr. Ranjbari has over a decade of research experience in multiple areas of transportation including public transit, automated and shared mobility, and urban freight transportation.
Sales Director, PayByPhone
Sonny joined PayByPhone with a strong background in information technology and services where he worked as director of growth for a software as a service (SaaS) financial technology company. Against this backdrop and with his enthusiasm for innovation, experience in global sales, and growth and strategy roles, Sonny brings to bear his passion for technology enablement in his current role. Sonny holds an MBA from Simon Fraser University Beedie School of Business, BC, and a BSc. degree from the University of Victoria, BC.
Integrated Design Director – Parking Buildings, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
With more than 20 years of parking experience, Fernando Sanchez has delivered many successful projects for both private and public clients in both Northern and Southern California. As a trained architect and parking consultant, he has garnered keen breadth and depth in understanding of design methodologies and agency processes to provide timely feedback, sensible evaluation, and in-depth development and implementation of construction solutions. He works alongside teams and stakeholders from design conceptualization through permit reviews and approvals to translate and implement owner program requirements into a constructible project within schedule and budget.
Jason Schrieber, AICP
Jason Schrieber, AICP
Senior Principal, Stantec
Jason Schrieber, AICP, is a Senior Principal with Stantec’s Urban Places initiative, which seeks to apply evolving best practices to downtowns across the globe. As a multi-modal planner and designer focused on the intersection of the public realm and safe, efficient and healthy communities, he has spent more than 25 years helping hundreds of cities, institutions, and developers elevate the importance of modal integration and rationalize mobility policies, plans and infrastructure solutions, with an emphasis on rationalizing auto access and parking. Notable accomplishments include the emirate-wide parking strategy for Abu Dhabi’s framework regulations; the east coast’s first performance-based parking pricing success in Salem, Mass.; the revamping of Washington D.C.’s curbside regulations; Boston’s city-wide, climate-action parking strategy; Cambridge’s pioneering PTDM ordinance; and the shared parking operations and supply strategies underlying large developments. Jason is now helping advance smart and dynamic curbs to facilitate downtown access and development, and leading the integration of smart mobility incentives for Tulsa, the shared parking strategy for Pittsburgh’s Strip District, and an innovative pilot for dynamic curbs in downtown Chicago.
Senior Director, Global Fleet Expansion and Regulatory Excellence, Lime
Shari Shapiro is Lime's Senior Director, Global Fleet Expansion and Regulatory Excellence. She leads Lime's initiatives to introduce scooters to cities worldwide, including responding to requests ror proposals, procurements, license applications, and developing policy and regulatory best practices. Previously, Shari was Uber's Head of Public Affairs for Pennsylvania and Delaware for both the ride-sharing and autonomous vehicle business units. Before Uber, Shari was a partner in the Energy and Environmental Law practice of the AmLaw100 firm Cozen O’Connor. She attended Brown University and received her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, earning the Milton C. Sharp Award for Best Grades/Best Research in Urban Renewal or Land Use Planning. She also holds a certificate in business and public policy from the Wharton School of Business.
Parking Manager, McCarran International Airport
Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Luum
Tyler is Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Luum. As CTO his responsibilities span infrastructure planning, security, partner integrations, translating customer requirements into product definition and time permitting writing code to implement new features. Tyler frequently presents at parking and transportation industry conferences on Luum’s parking and commute management solutions. Prior to starting Luum, Tyler spent over 10 years at Microsoft, starting as a developer and software architect in the financial services industry. He went on to start a new suite of web development tools for Microsoft, responsible for the engineering oversight of a large team of software developers and test engineers across the US and China.
Transit & Parking Manager, City of Columbia, Mo.
Mike spent over 15 years operating parking and transit systems at the university level and is now the transit and parking manager for the city of Columbia, Missouri.
Brandy Stanley, CAPP
Brandy Stanley, CAPP, MBA
Parking Services Manager, City of Las Vegas
Brandy Stanley, CAPP, MBA, is Parking Services Manager for the city of Las Vegas. 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. She previously held positions as parking manager for the city of Manchester, N.H.; regional manager for Standard Parking Corporation in Richmond, Va., Miami, Florida, and Austin, Texas; and has held parking management positions in New Orleans, La., and Seattle, Wash.
She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Washington and an MBA from The University of Texas.
Director, Business Development, Intermodal Mobility Solutions Group, Bytemark, Inc.
Brian Thompson spent nearly 18 years in the parking industry as the founder of a parking service company that was sold to a regional parking operator, where he served as the VP of Operations for two years. After witnessing the effect of ride-share on the valet side of our business, he decided to pivot to shared mobility. He then joined a start-up called Validated that created a mobile platform for users to earn shared mobility credit (ride, car, bike, scooter, and parking credit) in exchange for shopping and dining at certain restaurants. His team sold the company to Daimler Benz-owned Moovel, where he became Director of Business Development. Now, he’s part of a team of energetic mobility pioneers changing the way users engage with transit, shared mobility and parking systems.
Senior Associate, Nelson\Nygaard
Melanie Truhn is a Senior Associate at Nelson\Nygaard, who has been embedded at Expedia Group for five years acting as the Commute Manager. Melanie leads the Expedia Group commute team in program and policy creation, stakeholder coordination, and employee engagement.
Senior Parking & Transportation Planner, Sam Schwartz
Jane Wilberding, AICP is a Senior Parking/Transportation Planner with over 10 years of experience leading parking, curbside, and transportation demand management studies throughout the country. She has advised and collaborated with a variety of municipalities, universities, agencies and private developers to better manage their parking system and travel demand patterns to optimize the mobility system as a whole. Whether it’s developing and executing hourly curbside management surveys for a multitude of users in Chicago’s Randolph Street Corridor, formulating a TDM program across multiple institutions in Illinois Medical District, and recalibrating minimum parking requirements in West Palm Beach, Fla., Ms. Wilberding has a proven history of implementing conceptual policies into functional solutions for the clients she serves. She has also been nationally recognized for these efforts, receiving the Emerging Planner award from the American Planning Associations Illinois Chapter in 2020, the “40 under 40” award from the Association of Commuter Transportation (ACT) in 2017; and was selected for ITE’s parking standing committee in updating the national parking generation manual in 2019. She co-founded the Parking Reform Network and serves on the board of several other professional development organizations.
Head of Technology, Blink Charging
Josh Winkler has nearly a decade of experience in the EV industry having been an
instrumental member of the technology team of Blink’s predecessor, Ecotality. He has an
in-depth understanding of product design for electric vehicle service equipment and is
responsible for Blink’s design of the IQ 200 80-amp Level 2 AC charging station.
Brett Wood, PE, CAPP
Brett Wood, PE, CAPP
President, Wood Solutions Group
Brett has over 15 years of experience as a parking and mobility consultant, working throughout North America to help his clients find creative and implementable solutions. Brett’s passions include right-sized parking, data-driven solutions, and helping to shape a future for the industry that adapts well to the rapidly occurring disruptions around it. Brett serves as co-chair of the IPMI Research and Innovation Task Force, focusing on industry-leading projects around curb management, mobility, benchmarking, and more.