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Free IPMI Members-Only Webinar: A Fireside Chat on Industry Inclusion

August 20, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET 

Join IPMI Chair-Elect Gary Means, CAPP and our distinguished panel of speakers for a candid and authentic conversation about inclusion in the parking, transportation, and mobility industry.

The panel will share their expertise and personal experiences as professionals and leaders in our community. They will tackle topics such as equity and systemic racism and how we can foster improvement in our industry. Feel free to share your questions and comments in advance with us – send us an email at fernandez@parking-mobility.org.


Kim E. Jackson, CAPP, Director, Transportation & Parking Services, Princeton University

Kim Jackson, CAPP, provides leadership, expertise and management for university transportation and parking operations, services, facilities, and programs. In 2008 she was hired as the first Director, Transportation & Parking Services for Princeton University. Kim previously worked at IPMI as the Executive Director. Prior to IPI, Kim was Director of Parking & Transportation at Rutgers University in New Jersey, where she was responsible for the university’s parking and transportation programs, and management of daily operations of a multi-faceted program for five New Brunswick campuses and contracted bus services. Kim is a class of 2000 CAPP graduate.




Tiffany Smith bio pixTiffany Smith, Director of Parking Authority of River City, Louisville Metro Government

Tiffany Smith, MBA, is Director of the Parking Authority of River City (PARC) in Louisville, Ky. She has worked for PARC for 24 years. She attributes her success as a leader to her exceptional staff, her focus on employee engagement, and her commitment to superior customer service. Her department was recently awarded IPMI’s APO designation. She is a member of various boards and organizations and she loves parking, people, and living with a purpose.





Richard B. Easley, CAPP, President, E-Squared Engineering

Richard B. Easley is the President of E-Squared Engineering.  A 22-year-old small minority business transportation consulting firm conducting work in 34 US states and 22 countries worldwide.  This includes work in the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Commercial Vehicle Operations, Electronic Payment Systems, Transit Systems, Parking, Toll Systems, Traveler Info, Intermodal Freight and Training arenas.  Mr. Easley is the past Co-Chair of the International Parking Mobility Institute’s “Intelligent Transportation Systems – Parking Task Force”, the past Chair of the IPMI Technology Committee, served on the IPMI Advisory Council and currently serves on the IPMI Mobility Task Force. Richard accepted the National Society of Professional Engineers Board appointed Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Advisory Committee position.  Richard has over 32 years of experience in the


Keith Hutchings, Director, City of Detroit

Keith is a municipal leader focused on solving the challenges of Smart City parking, transportation and data management. His approach focuses on long-term solutions that create mutual benefits for all parties.

Using data and private market forces, his efforts ensure effective shared solutions serving all community segments. Through a series of progressive assignments within the City of Detroit, he understands the fundamentals of operations and the strategies of implementing change at a governmental level.



Gary Means, CAPP Executive Director, Lexington & Fayette County Parking Authority

Gary is a Certified Administrator of Public Parking (CAPP) with a BA in Broadcasting from Eastern Kentucky University. Gary is a member of the International Parking & Mobility Institute Board of Directors and Chair-Elect on their Executive Committee. Locally, Gary serves on several boards/committees including Lexington Area MPO Bike Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Town Branch Park Partners, and Downtown Lexington Partnership. In 2000, he received Downtown Lexington Corporation’s “Outstanding Individual” Award. Gary has worked in the parking industry for over 25 years in both the public and private sectors. Gary and his wife Melissa have two children and three grandchildren.

October 21: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Webinar (Free to Members Only)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Webinar

Free to Members, Pre-registration required.

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Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are three distinct ingredients that some feel are missing from the American Pie. They are equally imperative to changing the trajectory of today’s workplace. Systemic racism has not only found its place on our streets, social media, and politics, but in our business.

Failure to properly address DEI in the workforce will inevitably affect employee morale, efficiency, and productivity. How do we create an environment that is receptive to DEI? Verna Myers, vice president of inclusion strategy at Netflix, once said “Diversity is being asked to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance.” Only through a comprehensive understanding of DEI and new ways of doing business and viewing employees, especially those within minority groups, will companies begin to create change.

This session is intended to show how open dialogue can be productive and break down barriers and myths to educate some on the why behind the movement; and t look at the root of the issues and learn to better and more openly listen to our fellow employees.

Tiffany Smith bio pixTiffany Smith is the Director of the Parking Authority of River City in Louisville, Ky.  She has worked for PARC for 25 years.  She leads a diverse staff of 32 employees with a focus on employee engagement and a commitment to superior customer service.  Her operations include 15 garages, three surface lots and 4,800 on-street spaces.  Her department recently earned IPMI’s Accreditation Parking Organization with Distinction certification.  She is a member of various boards and organizations and in her free time, enjoys playing tennis.  She loves parking, people, and living with a purpose.




Mike Tudor, CAPP, is the Assistant Director of the Parking Authority of River City (PARC), Inc. in Louisville, Ky.,where he has worked since 1997 within key off-street and on-street operational, management, and leadership roles.  He currently serves as President of the Midsouth Transportation and Parking Association (MSTPA) with a previous role of Secretary since 2015. He serves on the IPMI State and Regional Association Committee. He holds an undergraduate degree from Cincinnati Christian University (CCU).  He spent the early part of his career in all aspects of parking with the private sector to include management of private lots, garages, and valet services.  He earned his CAPP certification in 2019. Mike has a passion for God, family, outdoor activities, and supporting inclusion in the parking industry.

Submit your questions and thoughts for the discussion to Kim Fernandez at fernandez@parking-mobility.org.