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Experiences in the Industry and What Makes a Great Leader

Experiences in the Industry and What Makes a Great Leader

Originally published in Parking Today on Dec. 1, 2022. Over the nearly four decades since founding one of the nation’s largest privately owned parking and mobility companies – spanning more than 750 locations and 4,000 employees – I’ve learned valuable lessons about the keys to effective leadership. At its core, I believe successful leadership stems from the ability to attract and support a team that shares your vision. Great leaders instill in their teams values and confidence, and then empower… Continue reading →

Propark Mobility Promotes Jennifer Atkins to Senior Vice President

Propark Mobility Promotes Jennifer Atkins to Senior Vice President

December 1, 2022

Hartford, Conn. – Propark Mobility announced today that the company has promoted Jennifer Atkins to Senior Vice President, Mountain Region. “Under Jennifer’s leadership, Propark has experienced tremendous growth in the Denver market,” said Stephen Duffy, Chief Strategy Officer. “Jennifer has become an integral member of the Propark team and her meaningful impact on the company can be felt across the country. In the two years she’s been with Propark, she’s created incredible momentum in the Mountain Region, and we look… Continue reading →

The Future of Transportation Demand Management

The Future of Transportation Demand Management

October 28, 2022

Originally published by American City & County on 10/21/22 Trends in transportation and mobility are quickly evolving, evidenced by wide-ranging shifts that impact the way people get around, where and when they work, and how they commute to their jobs. Gone are the days when cars were the stars and public transit the backbone of any major city, as unexpected changes triggered by the pandemic have vastly transformed modern commuters’ needs and preferences. Take San Francisco, for example, where today… Continue reading →

Lauren Prevost Named Notable 2022 HR Leader by Crain’s New York Business

Lauren Prevost Named Notable 2022 HR Leader by Crain’s New York Business

October 18, 2022

Crain’s New York Business recognized Lauren Prevost, Propark’s Corporate Senior Human Resources Generalist, among the publication’s Notable 2022 HR Leaders for her dedicated efforts to support Propark’s company culture and prioritize its Parking People at every turn. "Lauren is an incredible HR professional and a beloved member of the Propark team,” said Patrick Boeshans, Propark’s Chief Administrative Officer. “We're thrilled that her hard work and dedication are being recognized with this well-deserved award." One of Crain’s 62 honorees, Lauren was… Continue reading →

Managing Modern Mobility

Managing Modern Mobility

October 13, 2022

Originally published in Talk of the Towns' September/October 2022 issue. How municipalities, colleges, hospitals can advance toward modern sustainability goals by incorporating micro-mobility into transportation and parking plans. Government entities, private businesses, and any organization involved in managing parking facilities knows the challenges of balancing commuter demand and the need to address sustainability. Whether managing mobility in a municipal garage, college campus, or hospital facility, forward-thinking parking management professionals can advance toward sustainability goals by creating a different mentality around… Continue reading →

Propark Mobility Expands L.A. Portfolio with Imperial Parking Industries Acquisition

Propark Mobility Expands L.A. Portfolio with Imperial Parking Industries Acquisition

October 6, 2022

Originally published by L.A. Business First on 10/5/2022 Hartford, Connecticut, parking management company Propark Mobility has acquired Los Angeles-based Imperial Parking Industries, expanding its L.A. area portfolio by 75%. With the acquisition, Propark is adding more than 50 employees and bringing its total assets under management to more than $2 billion. Terms of the deal, which closed August 31, were not disclosed. Propark CIO David Schmid told L.A. Business First the acquisition was a win-win for both companies. “We believe… Continue reading →

Propark Mobility Named Top Workplace for Second Consecutive Year

Propark Mobility Named Top Workplace for Second Consecutive Year

September 27, 2022

For the second year in a row, Propark Mobility was named one of the top workplaces in Connecticut by the Hartford Courant, ranking in the top 10 of the Small Business category on the Top Workplaces 2022 list.   This is the Hartford Courant’s 12th year highlighting the state’s leading companies. With the help of Energage, a survey company, the Courant distributes questionnaires to employees at companies throughout the Greater Hartford area. Questions range from company culture to management practices,… Continue reading →

Propark Mobility Grows Los Angeles Presence by Acquiring Imperial Parking Industries, Inc.

Propark Mobility Grows Los Angeles Presence by Acquiring Imperial Parking Industries, Inc.

September 20, 2022

Los Angeles, Calif. – Propark Mobility announced today that the company has purchased Los Angeles-based Imperial Parking Industries, Inc. (IPI), expanding its area portfolio by 75 percent. “As a leader in the Los Angeles area, Imperial Parking offers a regional expertise that, when combined with Propark’s national network and back-end systems, will propel both companies forward,” said David Schmid, Propark’s Chief Investment Officer. “Building these meaningful, beneficial connections is a core component of Propark’s mission, and we felt it was… Continue reading →

The Role of EV Infrastructure in Municipal Mobility Planning

The Role of EV Infrastructure in Municipal Mobility Planning

Originally published by American City and County on 9/16/2022 The movement toward electric vehicles (EV) is accelerating, being fueled by evolving consumer preferences, generous incentives from the federal government, and bold commitments from automakers that collectively aim to curb our nation’s carbon emissions over the next decade and beyond. Electric vehicle sales in the United States have revved up by more than 40 percent each year, on average, since 2016, and according to an eye-opening report recently released by McKinsey… Continue reading →

Ensuring Accessible Parking for Employees Returning to Work

Ensuring Accessible Parking for Employees Returning to Work

Originally published by American City and County on 9/13/2022   Almost every aspect of daily life was thrown in reverse and reshaped during COVID-19, particularly where and when people work, and how they get to their jobs. The dramatic workplace upheavals had significant impacts to longstanding commuting and parking patterns that municipalities, city planners and the private sector had relied upon for years, and now as more workers are returning to the office, it is critical that parking remains flexible,… Continue reading →