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Free Online Shoptalk: Planning for What’s Next: Roadmap to Recovery the Parking, Transportation, and Mobility Industry

Wednesday August 5, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

Pre-registration required to attend.  Free to all industry professionals.

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Join IPMI for our next online Shoptalk addressing the parking, transportation, and mobility industry’s response and recovery planning. Open to all, join us for discussions centered on best practices, next steps, and the challenges ahead.

Submit your questions and thoughts for the discussion on the registration page. 

Our moderator for this shoptalk:

Carmen Donnell, CAPP, Vice President, Sales, West

Carmen brings more than a decade of parking, transportation, and mobility industry experience alongside a keen interest in relationship management. Carmen is a respected sales leader and an active participant in many industry organizations. As such, Carmen prides herself in viewing parking solutions from the client’s perspective. She has the knowledge and background to customize operations to serve any need. As VP, Sales, West, Carmen is responsible for functional aspects and members of the sales team in the central and western US, and Canada. Working closely alongside the CEO, the VP, Sales, East, and other operative departments at PayByPhone, Carmen’s top focus is to deliver results that are aligned with PayByPhone’s overall growth strategy.

Member News: PayByPhone Debuts in Town Square of Ripley, WV

PaybyphoneVANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA (July 16, 2020) – PayByPhone, a leading global provider of mobile parking payment solutions, has partnered with Ripley, West Virginia, to provide contactless, simple parking experiences for residents and visitors. The city has begun using PayByPhone at more than 100 parking spaces surrounding its town square.

Nestled in the Appalachian foothills at the junction of Interstate 77 and US Route 33, Ripley is home to 300 residents. It annually hosts the oldest parade and Independence Day celebration in West Virginia.

“The Town Square is the hub for Ripley’s shopping, dining and entertainment,” said Carolyn Radar, the Mayor for City of Ripley. “Our new partnership with PayByPhone provides all visitors with an easy contactless parking option.”

With the launch of PayByPhone, visitors can enter the parking space location, length of parking, payment and parking session extensions all through PayByPhone’s app, website or the service number displayed on parking lot signs. The app even texts users when their parking session has expired.

“PayByPhone provides simple parking solutions in over 70 American cities,” said Roamy Valera, PayByPhone CEO. “It is our privilege to help Ripley provide improved, hassle-free parking experiences to visitors and residents.”

For more information, visit paybyphone.com.

About PayByPhone

PayByPhone is one of the fastest growing mobile payment companies in the world, processing over 125 million transactions annually, totaling more than $550 million USD in payments. Through the company’s mobile web, smartphone and smartwatch applications, PayByPhone helps millions of consumers easily and securely pay for parking without the hassles of waiting in line, having to carry change or risking costly fines. A subsidiary of Volkswagen Financial Services AG, PayByPhone is leading the way in the creation of the mobile future.

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Jessica Britton

Sr. B2B Marketing Manager, North America




2020 IPMI Professional Excellence Award- Marketing: Megan Smit

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At heart, Megan Smit is a brand evangelist. As PayByPhone’s director of marketing and communications, she develops and maintains the North American marketing strategy to increase adoption, usage, and reactivation of users on a global scale. She has created a marketing presence from ground zero and is focused on growing PayByPhone’s monthly active users as the company’s coverage increases worldwide.

Smit challenges the status quo and forges long-term relationships with key partners, clients, prospects, and departments. When she joined PayByPhone, Smit created a full marketing department in a remarkably short amount of time. She used her experience and knowledge from building brands and experiences with global companies within Africa and Europe to scale a high-performance team with specific skill sets that include mobile growth, digital marketing, media and communications, operations, and strategic campaign management led by an aggressive growth strategy.

Smit introduced processes and agile frameworks that brought structure and scale to all projects and tasks that involved multiple departments, including product management and client management. This was new for the company and disrupted it in the best possible way. Most importantly, however, Smit achieved this while forging strong relationships with these stakeholders.

Her tireless efforts and expertise were recognized through four IPMI awards in two years that recognized innovative and creative campaigns.

Smit has presented on the industry on various stages around North America.