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|Winter Leadership Forum 2020|
National Parking Association's annual Winter Leadership Forum is the exclusive, thought-leadership forum for C-suite executives in the parking industry. It brings together the brightest minds and highest-level decision makers for thought-provoking discussions and presentations. Social activities provide a forum for networking and informal conversations that advance relationships and build powerful parking networks. Attendance is limited.
HIGH-DEMAND RESORT: Book your room now to secure your preferred room.
Event Opens: Saturday, February 8 at 6:30 p.m. with a welcome networking reception.
Winter Leadership Forum Registration Opens
WLF Welcome Fiesta del Mar Reception | Kepe Rooftop Patio
Kick off the year at this high impact reception with C-Suite peers to discuss trends, market developments, build relationships and explore deal opportunities.
Dinner (On Your Own)
Plan an evening out with friends & colleagues. Enjoy the amazing cuisine at the JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort at Café des Artistes, Nak Grill & Bar or Ua’ Culinary Artisans (buffet). Or, take a short trip to Los Cabos or nearby San Jose to savor the culinary delights of the exotic Baja California peninsula.
Winter Leadership Forum Registration Open | Mila North Foyer
Continental Breakfast | Mila North Foyer
The Billion Dollar Question: What's Next in Parking M&A| Mila 1-3
In the wake of the recent round of mergers and acquisitions, is there more to come? Get the inside information on where the trends are pointing and the investment opportunities still in play.Speaker:
John O. Johnson
The Spartan Group
Networking Coffee Break | Mila North Foyer
Damus CEO Leadership Forum | Mila 1-3
This insightful C-suite level interview with a senior executive in the parking industry will align you with the issues and trends that matter to parking leaders.Moderator:
System Property Development/MotorParks Inc.
Luncheon and Featured Presentation: Customer Experience, Technology, and Building a Strong Community Presence | Mila North Foyer
Enjoy lunch and hear how Premier Parking has made an exceptional impact by using new technologies, social media platforms, and outstanding team leadership and customer service to scale the Premier Parking brand. Ryan will share key insights from specific clients (case-studies) to inform how Premier has achieved tremendous growth.Speaker:
WLF Beach Volleyball & Cantina Suprema Networking Event | Hotel Beach
Enjoy Volleyball, and other afternoon activities at WLF’s Cantina Suprema! Relax with NPA friends by the pool, explore local landmarks, or play a round of golf at one of two superb golf courses that Los Cabos has to offer.
Sunset Cruise, Jazz, Wine Evening Tour
What better to relax than watching the sun set slowly in the Pacific enjoying good food, great wine, and surrounded by old and new friends? After pick-up from the hotel ad travel to your private boat your tour begins passing by Cabo’s famous landmarks; Lover’s Beach, the Arch, the Sea Lion Colony and Land’s End, where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez. We then venture into the Pacific to witness the colors of Cabo, with a spectacular sunset. On board you will enjoy a selection of fine wines and local cuisine. Optional social event. Additional fee.
An Evening Out, Dinner on Your Own
Experience the amazing cuisine at the JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort and Spa restaurants or take a short trip to Los Cabos or nearby San Jose for a wide selection of indoor and outdoor dining experiences.
Winter Leadership Forum Registration Open
Continental Breakfast| Mila North Foyer
WLF Education Program Session: Understanding the Added Costs of Parking Amenities | Mila 1-3
Developers want their parking assets to have all the latest bell and whistles for their customers and clients. Understanding the cost ramifications and variability of these added amenities is critical when developing a program for a new parking facility.
John Purinton, PE, SE, Principal at Watry Design and chair of NPA’s Parking Consultants Council explores what parking asset owners should consider when evaluating these potential amenities.Speaker:
John Purinton, PE, SE
Watry Design, Inc.
Deluxe Coffee Break
Mobility & Technology Session: How Technology is Shaping Mobility in Smart Cities | Mila 1-3
By the year 2050, almost 70% percent of the world’s population will live in cities, creating a massive congestion problem that could have significant economic impact on urban areas. As a result, cities are looking to new and innovative technology solutions to improve mobility. By creating an integrated mobility strategy that includes different types of mobility solutions – transit, ride sharing, ride hailing, parking, last mile solutions and more – modern cities are able to reduce congestion and increase quality of life for residents.
In this session, technology and municipal leaders will discuss innovative new approaches to mobility challenges in urban areas and how parking fits into the new smart city landscape.Moderator:
SVP, Sales & Account Management
Vice President of Parking
Luncheon & Featured Presentation: Global Parking Perspective: Trends, Opportunities and Challenges | Mila North Foyer
Get the latest forecast on parking demand, and its implications for the industry. This includes the latest data on ride-hailing and its impact on parking demand in the short to medium term. Determine the future of your organization in terms of facility design, adaptive reuse, and other accommodations for a future with changing transportation styles.Speaker:
Mary Smith, PE, PCC Fellow
Senior Vice President
NPA Board of Directors Meeting | Matku 1
San Jose del Cabo Historic City Tour
Experience the magical town of San Jose del Cabo and walk around its unique square, visiting the shops and art galleries that surround the Jesuit Mission from the 1730s. San José’s ambience will welcome you with authentic Mexican Flavors and Traditions. The tour includes a visit to the famous blown glass factory, Wirikuta Park, and of course some tequila tasting! There will even be room for a little shopping. Optional social event. Additional fee.
Relax on the beach, at the spa or choose from the at the hotels many pool, beaches, or lounges or spend the afternoon exploring Los Cabos, San Jose, and further afield.
PII Board of Directors Meeting | Matku 1
La Vida de Resort Reception & Parking Industry Institute Charity Fundraiser | North Foyer and Garden
The PII’s annual fund-raiser event is one of the highlight’s in the WLF calendar. Great food, good friends, and all for a very worthy cause: The Parking Industry Institute.
Purchase a charity ticket and then donate a resort-wear item—from a hat, to scarf, to sandals – for our fund-raiser fun event. Draw a number, pick a prize and take home a memento.
Harwood Leadership Award Dinner | Mila Ballroom
Experience sophisticated cuisine with a Mexican flair at this year’s Harwood Leadership Award dinner. Presented by the NPA Board of Directors, the Harwood Leadership Award honors the lifelong contributions of parking industry leaders to better the parking industry and the association.
Whale Watching Excursion
January to March are prime whale watching season in Los Cabos. Humpback whales and grey whales visit the area from December to April. Whales migrate from their Artic feeding grounds to the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez. In February, baby whales can often be seen. Optional social event. Additional fee.
John Brown is an experienced technology client manager and strategist. He is currently Vice President Customer Operations Clutch Technologies a Tech Start-up software platform that allows the automotive industry to sell vehicle subscriptions and other services.
Prior to joining Clutch he was President US Operations at Cardytics Inc where he was responsible for strategy, product management, sales, and account management for 1500+ financial institution customers.
He was Vice President of Strategic Accounts for Fiserv, a leading online banking and core bank processing vendor. During his seven years, John led a business unit and played a key role in strategy formulation for the online banking and bill pay businesses.
John has been a consultant at McKinsey & Co. and a sales representative with General Electric. He began his career as an officer in the U.S. Navy onboard a nuclear submarine. He holds a BS in Physics from Tulane University and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.
David Damus serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of System Property Development Company, Inc. (“System Property”) and its subsidiaries based in Pasadena, California. System Property owns a national commercial real estate portfolio in major markets from Los Angeles to New York. Mr. Damus’ unique blend of experience encompasses real estate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, labor law, all aspects of parking and construction projects. Mr. Damus has completed more than one billion dollars in real estate transactions and is a member of both the California and Pennsylvania State Bars.
He received his undergraduate and MBA degrees from the University of Southern California and his law degree from Vanderbilt University.
David serves on several Board of Directors, including The National Parking Association, Vanderbilt University Law School, Board of Advisors, Campbell Hall School (Studio City, CA) and Notre Dame High School.
Steve Hernandez joined Parkopedia in June 2018 as Vice President of Parking, North America. At Parkopedia, Steve works closely with municipalities, parking operators and complementary technology partners to help facilitate a seamless parking experience within connected automobiles.
Steve is a 17-year parking industry veteran and has worked extensively with dozens of cities across the country to implement leading technologies and best practices. Prior to joining Parkopedia, he served as a Vice President at SP+ where he was responsible for the growth and development of SP+ Municipal Services.
Steve has also served on the MSTPA Board since March 2016, and is an active International Parking Institute member, having previously served on the IPI Technology Committee, co-chaired the Conference Program Task Force and is an active member of the Mobility Task Force. Steve earned his CAPP in 2012.
David Hoyt manages ParkMobile’s sales and account management teams. Prior to joining ParkMobile, David was National Account Manager for T2 Systems responsible for Strategic Accounts throughout North America. David began his career with Standard Parking, where he worked for 13 years and served as Vice President of Operations managing the company’s portfolio of municipal and private parking operations throughout the State of Florida.
Ryan Hunt’s knowledge of parking operations spans a wide array of area and industries as his experience includes first-hand knowledge of working with the latest in parking technology. He has also managed both self-park and valet operated medical and commercial office building garages, mixed-use facilities, special event parking, healthcare parking, and surface lots. Ryan has also played a significant role in the expansion of Premier’s technological advancements and has spearheaded the efforts of Premier’s 24/7 Call Center Premier Live 365 and Premier Parking Data Analytics Powered by Smarking.
Ryan’s leadership, innovative management style, and reputation in the parking industry led him to be selected as part of the National Parking Association’s 40 Under 40 2016 class of young professionals and up-and-coming leaders in the parking industry. Today, as CEO, Ryan Hunt is focused on propelling Premier’s growth through strategic, aggressive initiatives and enhancing the culture that makes Premier such a special company.
Born and raised in Nashville, Ryan Hunt graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theological Studies and a minor in Business Administration from Lipscomb University. He is currently residing in Nashville, TN with his wife and their two daughters.
Ryan is a member of the Urban Land Institute, BOMA, National Parking Association, and the Real Estate Council of Austin. In his spare time, Ryan serves an essential role in his church and community ministry, assisting people with problems of substance abuse.
John co-founded The Spartan Group and has over 25 years of Investment Banking experience covering public and private Technology, Industrial Growth and Business Services companies and completed over 300 transactions. Industry coverage has led to Board memberships at SEMA and active engagement at ITSA
Prior to The Spartan Group, John was a Managing Director and co-founder of the West Coast Corporate Finance Group of Banc of America Securities.
John also co-founded General Finance Corporation, a public rental services company, as Chief Operating Officer in 2005 and led 14 acquisitions totaling nearly $400 million.
Bio to come
John Purinton, SE, has been creating parking solutions for over 25 years. John is a licensed engineer in 8 states. He is responsible for the design of over 150 parking projects and leads parking structure design for the firm. Currently the Vice Chair of NPA's Parking Consultant’s Council, John was a contributor to the latest edition of The Dimensions of Parking and has both written and spoken on design build delivery and the cost of parking structures.
Mary Smith is widely acknowledged as one of the leading parking planners and functional designers in the world and is generally considered the parking industry’s “go to” person on vehicle sizes and parking dimensions, parking under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and more recently compliance with the Manual On Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).
She recently celebrated her 40th anniversary with Walker and has been actively involved in all phases of parking planning and design for parking projects throughout the world. She has consulted on projects in Abu Dhabi, China, Dubai, Egypt, Indonesia, Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, Qatar, Russia, and Turkey. Her particular areas of expertise are pedestrian and vehicular circulation, wayfinding and flow capacity in mega-structures, and the integration of parking management, operations and functional design.
She is a member of NPA’s Parking Consultants Council.
Jon Ziglar is a passionate entrepreneur who brings a 20-year track record of driving and scaling consumer and business technology companies in rapidly changing industries. Prior to ParkMobile, Jon served as Managing Director, International, for Ceridian HCM (NYSE: CDAY), a leading provider of global human capital management software and services, overseeing a business which operated in over 50 countries, managing teams on 3 continents.
Jon served as Sr. Vice President, Strategic Planning and Enterprise Development at Elavon, a leading global payments technology company.
He is a graduate of Princeton University and holds a J.D. from the Emory School of Law, with a certificate in Technology Commercialization. He was named a 2018 EY Entrepreneur of the Year for the Southeast, 2018 American Business Association Executive of the Year award and is a member of the Atlanta CEO Council and the Young President’s Organization (YPO). Jon serves on the Board of Advisors of Roadie Inc. and lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife and five children.
He is also a fluent Spanish speaker.
JW MARRIOTT, LOS CABOS RESORT & SPA
Fraccion Hotelera FH5-C1, Subdelegacion de la Playita, Puerto Los Cabos,
NPA has secured a limited number of rooms at the group rate of $369/night plus taxes & fees.
About the JW Marriott at Los Cabos:Capture tropical vibes of leisure and luxury at JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa. Boasting a brilliant beachfront location in San Jose del Cabo, where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean, the perfect place to soak up the sun in sophisticated style. Whether you're strolling the surf for seashells, floating in one of our sparkling pools or perfecting your swing at our 18-hole golf course, you'll find it easy to unplug from daily life.
Puerto Los Cabos Golf Course: On property—the Puerto Los Cabos Golf Course overlooks the Sea of Cortez. Enjoy the sea air at this 18-hole Jack Nickalaus and Greg Norman designed 18-hole Golf Course.
Surround yourself with tropical luxury in JW Marriott's spacious, modern accommodations. Let the Los Cabos sunrise and sunset fill your suite, glowing through your floor-to-ceiling windows. Overlook the enchanting Sea of Cortez from your chosen suite with a balcony or terrace to lounge on
Your beachfront resort is near the center of San José del Cabo, where art, cuisine and romance come alive. Also nearby is the Marina Puerto Los Cabos, a premier boating marina in Mexico. You can experience serene ocean life firsthand, only 4.5 kilometers away at the beloved Dolphin Discovery.
Choose from a variety of dining options at the resort, including renowned French restaurant, Cafe des Artistes. Enjoy cocktails and sample an array of rare tequila at Niparaya JW Bar. Enjoy views of the pool from Úa Culinary Artisans, an international first-class buffet. View all dining options
Immerse yourself in a pre-Hispanic Mexican atmosphere spanning more than 21,000 square feet. The Jasha Spa at JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa is inspired by natural healing ingredients found in the surrounding botanical garden. The spa features 12 treatment rooms, an outdoor garden and patio, vitality pools, an indoor pool, and private Jacuzzis. The property will also house a modern version of the traditional temazcal, a Mexican sweat lodge used by ancient Aztecs as a therapeutic instrument to promote healing, health and well-being.
AN AUTHENTIC NORTHERN CALIFORNIA EXPERIENCE....
With a historic downtown full of shops and restaurants, gorgeous beaches, parks and forested hills, Half Moon Bay, California, a vibrant coastal town located approximately 40 minutes south of San Francisco, is perfect for the 2018 NPA Winter Leadership Forum. We have an exciting line-up of authentic Northern California experiences for you to participate in, including:
Two premier, oceanfront golf courses spread across dramatic coastal bluffs, the Half Moon Bay Golf Links, offer two distinct experiences. The Old Course, designed in 1973 by Arnold Palmer and Francis Duane, and the Ocean Course, designed in 1997 by renowned golf architect Arthur Hills. Click Here for more information.
PII Charity Experience
February 10, 2020 | 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Bring It, Bling It, or just Wing It at the PII charity "Style Challenge” scholarship fundraiser taking place during the PII Charity Reception and Dinner on Monday, February 10 at the 2020 NPA Winter Leadership Forum.
Get some cool items, Offer them for trade, and Raise Money for a very worthy cause.
Participation is easy:
Fully 100% of the ticket price benefits the PII Charity to raise funds for college scholarships to parking pros and their families.
Or, donate a stylish experience, e.g. event tickets, resort-stay, spa treatment.
The Parking Industry Institute, a Foundation of the National Parking Association, supports the education and the educational opportunities of its membership, their employees and dependents. All donations tax-deductible. Learn more about PII.
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