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Essential Skills: Maintenance, Legal and Operational Risk Management, & Marketing for Industry Leaders, Instructor Led Training April 12 & April 13, 2021


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Essential Skills: Maintenance, Legal and Operational Risk Management, & Marketing for Industry Leaders

Nearly every aspect of parking and transportation operations require dealing with some degree of risk.  As professionals within this industry, how can we appreciate what risks are necessary for provision of service and what risks can be reduced or eliminated through design, controls, technology, transfer of liability, and other means? This class will cover all of these!  Parking Facility security will be discussed in terms of risk management, insurance coverage and reducing your liability exposure. Identify your potential liabilities. What steps can you take to reduce lawsuits from both your employees and customers? The marketing and public relations session will demonstrate an approach on developing a value proposition and other marketing strategies that is easily distributable amongst avenues of marketing and communication. And the maintenance/forensic engineering session will review different types of parking structures and typical distress conditions, to help operators save time and money.

This multi-day course exclusively offered by IPMI aligns with the CAPP Job Analysis: specifically, Domain I: General Management, Domain II: Project Management; Domain V: Marketing and Public Relations

Overall Course Objectives:

• Explore the significance of distress conditions and the resulting financial impact.
• Examine repair construction documents and construction phase services.
• Illustrate the various elements of risk management and identify liabilities.
• Examine legal concepts and terms of insurance coverage.
• Recognize the importance of implementing external communication policy and protocol.
• Effectively and consistently engage in community involvement through peer to peer interactions in-person and remote.
• Identify operational, financial, and functional risks common to parking and transportation operations

Essential Skills for Industry Leaders is a Multi-Day class with four sessions:

Day One sessions

  • Financial Risk Management: 2 hours on 4/12/2021, 11 am – 1 pm EST
  • Maintenance/Forensic Engineering: 2.5 hours on 4/12/2021, 2pm – 4:30pm EST

Day Two sessions

  • Marketing and Public Relations: 2 hours on 4/13/2021, 11 am – 1:00 pm EST
  • Operational Risk Management and General Liability: 2 hours on 4/13/2021, 2 pm – 4 pm EST

Offers 9 CAPP points or .9 CEU’s towards application or recertification

For more information, contact professionaldevelopment@parking-mobility.org


Brett Munkel, CAPP, Vice President, University Services, SP+

Brett oversees and maintains higher education and medical client relationships throughout North America for SP+. He has more than 15 years of relevant experience, previously working with Walker Consultants and Edwards & Neff Engineering.   Recognized for his experience with the planning, operational, and financial aspects of the industry with a focus on the specific needs of campus environments, he is a CAPP and a Board Member of PTAG, CPTA, the APO Board.

Al Bustamante, Walker Consultants

Al is a Senior Vice President and National Director of Forensic Restoration and Building Envelope Services at Walker Consultants. An expert in the evaluation, testing, and design repairs of a variety of structural, architectural, and material distress related projects, Al has over 18 years of experience in the assessment and repair of such structural systems as conventional and post-tensioned reinforced concrete, steel frames, and masonry. His experience related to façade evaluation and repair design includes working with different stone cladding materials, curtain walls, brick, and concrete.

Britney Cooper, WGI Inc.

Britney Cooper works for WGI in Business Development and resides in Houston, TX. She began her career in the parking industry in 2015 where she previously worked at Walter P Moore as their Parking Services Coordinator and DESMAN as a Marketing Manager. For the past two years, she was selected to speak at the IPMI conference. She is a member and actively involved in the Texas Parking and Transportation Association and the Houston chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services.

Michael J. Ash Esq., CRE, Carlin & Ward

Michael J. Ash, CRE, joined Carlin & Ward in 2019.   Mr. Ash’s areas of practice include Litigation, Redevelopment Law, Real Estate, and Municipal Law specializing in real estate value litigation, specifically, Eminent Domain and Real Estate Tax appeals.
Mr. Ash brings 15 years of experience acquiring real estate for public projects to represent property owners in eminent domain acquisitions.  Mr. Ash has handled hundreds of condemnation cases for all manner of public purposes.

The Parking Podcast Episode 35: An Interview with Kevin White and a Conversation About Rangend a Conversation about PARC


In this episode of The Parking Podcast, we speak with Kevin White who discusses strategies for recruiting top professionals into parking.

“I fell into parking.”

“I never thought I’d work in this industry.”

We hear it all the time–longtime parking and mobility professionals say they never saw themselves in this industry but loved it once they fell or backed into it. But what if there was a concerted effort to make people pick parking–to make working in parking a career goal?

Kevin White, AICP, Parking Consultant with Walker Consultants, talked to some top experts about that very question and came up with some great answers and strategies for recruiting top professionals into parking. It’s eye-opening and offers terrific takeaways and might just land you your next great staff member. Read the article published in the July issue of Parking & Mobility.

Learn more about this article, Walker Consultants and parking discussed in the latest episode of The Parking Podcast which is a podcast about the $100 billion parking industry and the people that make it go. Subscribe where you listen to your podcasts. Learn more at parkingcast.com.


Member News: Dave Ryan Promoted to President and COO of Walker Consultants

September 9, 2020


CHICAGO, IL, September 9, 2020—Walker Consultants, an industry leader in structural engineering, parking consulting, and building science expertise announced today that the Board of Directors has named Dave Ryan, PE, as President and Chief Operating Officer. In his new position, Mr. Ryan will be responsible for the implementation and execution of the strategies and activities required to achieve the company’s operations’ objectives. He will additionally continue his role as the Managing Director of the central region. “Dave brings a strong background in the wide range of services that Walker offers and leadership qualities that will take the company to the next level” says John Bushman, Chairman and CEO.

Mr. Ryan has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois and over 22 years of experience in the industry working with clients in the public and private sectors.

For media inquiries, contact: Randy Paulson, RPaulson@walkerconsultants.com, 949.303.3294

About Walker Consultants

Walker Consultants provides planning, design, engineering, forensics, restoration and consulting for the built environment. Working from 23 nationwide locations, our experts have been advancing industry standards since we began in 1965. We are a 100% employee-owned company that takes pride in the value we provide our clients through integrity, honesty, and excellence. The firm can be found online at walkerconsultants.com.

Member News: Walker Consultants Shares New Guide: Curbs, Streets and Parking for Reopening

Walker Consultants presents Curbs, Streets and Parking for Reopening, a guide for communities to use these spaces to aid in pandemic response.

As cities and states begin to lift stay-at-home orders related to COVID-19, there will be a phased reopening of business and other institutions. Physical distancing will continue to remain especially important. As restaurants and retail begin to reopen, new measures will need to be taken to ensure customers, visitors, and employees can maintain adequate physical distancing.

This guide highlights ways for cities and communities to re-purpose their curbs, streets and parking to create more space for people. To ensure these efforts adequately consider the needs of business, customers, and residents—and are community appropriate and equitable—careful and considerate planning of public right-of-way will be essential.

Want to talk to a Walker Consultants expert about managing your curb? Contact Chrissy Mancini Nichols, Walker’s curb management lead.

Read the guide now (PDF).