Board of Directors

  • Chair

    Roamy R. Valera, CAPP
    CEO, NewTown Advisors, LLC

    Roamy R. Valera, CAPP
    CEO, NewTown Advisors, LLC

  • Roamy R. Valera, CAPP
    CEO, NewTown Advisors, LLC

    Miramar, Fla.

    In six words: Took advantage of every opportunity given.

    Happy place: There is no better place than Palancar Beach in Cozumel, Mexico. I have enjoyed the most relaxing times and memories on that beach.

    Childhood dream: I always wanted to be an architect.

    Slogan: I hate losing more than I love winning (it motivates me!).

    Greatest accomplishment: The legacy of my three children, who are amazing human beings.

  • Past Chair

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

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

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

    Princeton, N.J.

    Superpower: Exceptional hearing.

    Career before parking: Circulation and A/V library supervisor.

    Doppelgänger: Robin Roberts.

    Ultimate dinner guest: Bono.

  • Chair Elect

    David G. Onorato, CAPP
    Executive Director, Public Parking Authority of Pittsburgh

    David G. Onorato, CAPP
    Executive Director, Public Parking Authority of Pittsburgh

  • David G. Onorato, CAPP
    Executive Director, Public Parking Authority of Pittsburgh

    Pittsburgh, Pa.

    Doppelgänger: Tom Selleck or Randy Grossman.

    Happy place: Any time spent at our lake house.

    Childhood dream: Becoming a professional athlete.

    No. 1 thing on your bucket list: Trip to Italy.

    Dream wheels: 1979 metallic blue Berlinetta Camero.

  • Treasurer

    Gary A. Means, CAPP
    Executive Director, Lexington Parking Authority

    Gary A. Means, CAPP
    Executive Director, Lexington Parking Authority

  • Gary A. Means, CAPP
    Executive Director, Lexington Parking Authority

    Lexington, Ky.

    Superpower: I can do a better cartwheel than any non-YPIP!

    Doppelgänger: Casey Jones, CAPP, of SP+. I can’t walk across the IPI Expo floor without someone saying “Hi Casey” to me.

    Happy place: Near water, preferably the ocean, with my wife.

    Slogan: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Matthew 7:12.

    Hidden talent: Bass player.

  • Bridgette Brady, CAPP
    Senior Director of Transportation and Mail Services, Cornell University

    Bridgette Brady, CAPP
    Senior Director of Transportation and Mail Services, Cornell University

  • Bridgette Brady, CAPP
    Senior Director of Transportation and Mail Services, Cornell University

    Ithaca, N.Y.

    Happy place: Glacier National Park.

    Childhood dream: Anything that had to do with horses—a cowgirl.

    Slogan: Courage.

    No. 1 thing on your bucket list: Live on a beach.

    Extracurriculars: Endurance sports and training, travel, enjoying the outdoors and nature.

  • Larry J. Cohen, CAPP
    Executive Director, Lancaster Parking Authority

    Larry J. Cohen, CAPP
    Executive Director, Lancaster Parking Authority

  • Larry J. Cohen, CAPP
    Executive Director, Lancaster Parking Authority

    Lancaster, PA

    Career before parking: I graduated with a degree in communications and spent about a year at a radio station as a disc jockey, club promoter, and ad salesperson.

    Happy place: Opening Day (baseball)—meaning winter is officially over!

    Childhood dream: Professional baseball player or TV Sportscaster.

    Slogan: The harder you work, the luckier you become.

    No. 1 thing on your bucket list: To see the country, one professional baseball and football stadium at a time.

  • Allen L. Corry, CAPP
    Assistant Vice President, Parking Business Unit, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

    Allen L. Corry, CAPP
    Assistant Vice President, Parking Business Unit, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

  • Allen L. Corry, CAPP
    Assistant Vice President, Parking Business Unit, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

    Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas

    Career before parking: Spent 30 years in the United States Army, which spanned from the Viet Nam era to the Iraqi era.

    Greatest accomplishment: Transitioning from a leader in the U.S. Army to a leader as a parking professional.

    No. 1 thing on your bucket list: To play poker in a casino in Monte Carlo.

    Extracurriculars: Played basketball on the Harlem Magicians with players from the original Globetrotters.

    Parking rocks because: Everyone who drives must participate.

  • Lance H. Hale
    Director, Transportation and Parking, Northwestern University

    Lance H. Hale
    Director, Transportation and Parking, Northwestern University

  • Lance H. Hale
    Director, Transportation and Parking, Northwestern University

    Evanston, Ill.

    Career before parking: Accountant (very boring).

    Ultimate dinner guest: Barack Obama.

    Slogan: Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. --William James

    Extracurriculars: I like tinkering, gardening, and generally messing with things.

    Parking rocks because: It is something everyone wants.

  • Laurens Eckelboom
    VP, Head of Business Development, Connected Vehicles

    Laurens Eckelboom
    VP, Head of Business Development, Connected Vehicles

  • Laurens Eckelboom
    VP, Head of Business Development, Connected Vehicles

    SAP

    Atlanta, Ga.

    Superpower: I was awarded with the Maitre de Concoction title in the category Delicious Beverages during the Unofficial World Championship Concoction Crafting in Dunwoody, Ga.

    Happy place: Any tropical beach with lazy chairs, umbrella, adult beverages, and tons of stuff to do for the kids.

    Greatest accomplishment: Yet to come.

    No. 1 thing on your bucket list: Taking six months off to travel with my family.

    Hidden talent: I seem to have a hidden talent to throw out random quotes from the movie “Silence of the Lambs.”

  • Alejandro Jaramillo
    CEO, APD de Colombia S.A.; CEO Day Parking S.A.S.

    Alejandro Jaramillo
    CEO, APD de Colombia S.A.; CEO Day Parking S.A.S.

  • Alejandro Jaramillo
    CEO, APD de Colombia S.A.; CEO Day Parking S.A.S.

    Bogota, Colombia

    Superpower: I could negotiate anything but I cannot negotiate death.

    Career before parking: Computer Scientist from Gonzaga University.

    In six words: Optimistic-entrepreneur-risky-loving-nothing impossible-man.

    Childhood dream: I wanted to be a commercial pilot.

    If I were rich: I would build parking buildings in my country, Colombia, with heliports on top and offer air taxi service.

  • Tope Longe, MBA, MBEF
    Specialist, Contract Performance, Integrated Transport Centre, Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport

    Tope Longe, MBA, MBEF
    Specialist, Contract Performance, Integrated Transport Centre, Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport

  • Tope Longe, MBA, MBEF
    Specialist, Contract Performance, Integrated Transport Centre, Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport

    Abu Dhabi, UAE

    In six words: Predictably enigmatic, yet an open book.

    Doppelgänger: Sophie Loren, so I've been told, though I can't see it.

    Ultimate dinner guest: Obama.

    Extracurriculars: It's got to be listening to music and dancing.

    Hidden talent: Toying with numbers.

    If I were rich: I'd use the riches to put a smile on the faces of those less privileged. How I’d love to meet people at their point of need and when they least expect.

  • Mark Lyons, CAPP
    Manager, City of Sarasota, Fla.

    Mark Lyons, CAPP
    Manager, City of Sarasota, Fla.

  • Mark Lyons, CAPP
    Manager, City of Sarasota, Fla.

    Sarasota, Fla.

    Career before parking: Aviation.

    In six words: Are you who you wanna be?

    Extracurriculars: Watching sunsets, playing beach volleyball, kayaking, golf, playing with my grandson.

    Hidden talent: Acting.

    If I were rich: I am rich! But, if I had lots and lots of money, let’s start by developing a global social platform to strengthen family and develop individual courage. It is said that nothing can be accomplished first without courage.

  • Brent Paxton
    Chief Business Development Officer, Premium Parking

    Brent Paxton
    Chief Business Development Officer, Premium Parking

  • Brent Paxton
    Chief Business Development Officer, Premium Parking

    Atlanta, Ga.

    Career before parking: I worked with several real estate companies where parking was considered the stepchild of the real estate industry. Boy, were they wrong.

    In six words: Work hard, play hard, & serve well!

    Doppelgänger: Some people say Matthew McConaughy from when I was a bit younger and svelte, plus I drive a Lincoln MKC!

    Slogan: “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Aristotle

    Extracurriculars: I moonlight for a new company I created called “UberDad”, where I transport my son (11 years old) and my daughter (13 years old) all over the Southeast for soccer games and horseback shows.

  • Brian D. Shaw, CAPP
    Executive Director, Department of Parking & Transportation Services, Stanford University

    Brian D. Shaw, CAPP
    Executive Director, Department of Parking & Transportation Services, Stanford University

  • Brian D. Shaw, CAPP
    Executive Director, Department of Parking & Transportation Services, Stanford University

    Stanford, Calif.

    Career before parking: Alternative transportation. I've always been trying to get people out of their cars!

    Happy place: Any day when UCLA, Stanford, and FC Barcelona all win!

    Slogan: "Do or do not, there is not try." - Yoda.

    No. 1 thing on your bucket list: Attend the El Classico at Camp Nou.

    Hidden talent: I have really good hands and can catch just about anything.

  • Jennifer Tougas

    Jennifer I. Tougas, Ph.D., CAPP
    Director, Parking and Transportation Services, Western Kentucky University

    Jennifer I. Tougas, Ph.D., CAPP
    Director, Parking and Transportation Services, Western Kentucky University

  • Jennifer Tougas

    Jennifer I. Tougas, Ph.D., CAPP
    Director, Parking and Transportation Services, Western Kentucky University

    Bowling Green, Ky.

    Ultimate dinner guest: Jacque Cousteau.

    Childhood dream: A veterinarian.

    Slogan: If every obstacle becomes a stepping stone, you will never fail to succeed.

    Parking rocks because: It’s an inclusive, diverse, and incredibly supportive community.

    Dream wheels: Corvette (After all, I do live in Bowling Green, Ky.--home of the Corvette).

  • Shawn Conrad, CAE
    CEO, International Parking Institute

    Shawn Conrad, CAE
    CEO, International Parking Institute

  • Shawn Conrad, CAE
    CEO, International Parking Institute

    Alexandria, VA

    Superpower: Dogs and grandmothers love me.

    Career before parking: Many, many years ago I had an egg route.

    In six words: Music will set you free.

    Ultimate dinner guest: Abraham Lincoln.

    Happy place: My woodshop.

    Childhood dream: To have had a locker next to Tom Seaver’s – NYMets pitching great. Or to own and operate a cattle ranch in a scenic valley.

    Slogan: I hope we are not there yet, keep driving.

    Greatest accomplishment: Of course my family.

    No. 1 thing on your bucket list: To get more buckets.