SWPTA December Webinar: Tricks to Efficiency

Monday, December 15, 2014
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Mountain Time – Arizona

Tricks to efficiency, what are they and how do you achieve them. Can a five step process be reduced to a three step process and maintain the same functionality? Antiquated processes that are used because they work but may not be the most efficient, we all have them. In this roundtable discussion we would like to hear not only the tricks to efficiency, but how to recognize a good process change. Please join us for a lively discussion.

Email Dawn Newman at dawncn@att.net for an invitation to our webinar

SWPTA Board of Directors Elections

The Southwest Parking & Transportation Association has five open board positions and seven potential candidates vying for those positions. Their bios are below, followed by an opportunity to vote on those candidates.  After casting your ballot, vote for the 2015 SWPTA Conference location. Your vote counts!  Vote Here

Meet the Candidates - ** Current Board Members running for re-election are indicated by an asterisk (*)

Nathan Berry | Sales Executive | Passport Parking

Nathan Berry serves as a Sales Executive for PassportParking. Nathan works everyday alongside current and prospective clients to discover their parking needs and develop tools to best accommodate those technology needs. Nathan has helped develop one of the most dynamic sales teams in the industry, revolutionizing the way we meet communicate and develop solutions with clients. Nathan is an ordained minister and speaks regularly at one of the fastest growing churches in the South East. Nathan received his bachelors from the Iowa State University School of Business and received his M.Div from Wake Forest University.

*Frank G. Castro III, CPP | Program Coordinator | University of Arizona
My professional employment history includes 18 years of diversified and successful leadership and education experience in the parking industry at the University of Arizona. I have experience in the operations of enforcement, customer service, meters, budgeting and maintenance. I am a versatile and talented individual that has been on the board for the past two years (treasurer) and a member since 2005. Being a part of SWPTA’s new vision and seeing the potential of the organization is very exciting for me. In addition to having a Master’s degree in Education, I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management, and I am a Certified Parking Professional. I hope to continue to work with dedicated board of directors in developing our mission to connect, share, and educate the hard working people in the parking industry.

*Darby Garcia | Program Manager | Northern Arizona University
I have been a member of the parking/shuttle industry for the last fourteen years and an active participant on the Board of Directors for the Southwest Parking and Transportation Association. I believe in providing customer service through education and understanding by creating connections both personally and professionally. The ability to network across the parking and transportation industry is an invaluable asset to professionals from front line staff to administrators. As a board member for SWPTA, I’ve striven to connect front line staff with exciting education and networking opportunities and I look forward to continuing and expanding that role in years to come. Thank you for being an integral member of our wonderful association and thank you for the opportunity to continue to serve.

*Jim Innes | University of Utah 
Jim has been in the parking and transportation field since 2001, working with the information technology aspects of the industry. He has also spent a number of years involved with managing the day-to-day and long-term direction of parking and transportation in the University setting. He is passionate about the role parking/transportation plays in the lives of our customers and he specializes in leveraging technology to create a better product for the end user. He loves learning from his peers and enjoys the fantastic amount of talent SWPTA has in its membership base.”

*Brandy Stanley | Parking Services Manager | City of Las Vegas
Brandy has been in the industry for nearly 20 years. She has worked for parking operators in Seattle, New Orleans, Miami, Austin and Richmond managing virtually every type of facility. Brandy made the switch from private industry to public service in 2006 when she was tasked with building a parking department for the City of Manchester, NH. She is now working for the City of Las Vegas as its first parking manager and is building a parking organization there. Brandy has served on the SWPTA Board the past two years and has helped organize and develop program content and conference logistics, as well as membership and education efforts.

Collin Simmons, MPA | Administrative Manager | University of Utah
I have extensive managerial experience in the University setting and a record of success in getting initiatives off the ground and flourishing. Most recently, I have been managing 3 divisions within our department, Marketing, Special Events, and Visitor Parking. I am consistently looking for new and innovative ways to benefit the University and look forward to this same mentality with the Southwest Parking & Transportation Association. I would like to offer to you my enthusiasm, organizational skills and professional expertise in order to support the causes the organization is working on and make a difference.

Jeff Sparrow | Vice President of Sales | Scheidt & Bachmann
Parking Executive with over 18 years experience with responsibilities including business development, client retention and day to day general operation. As the Vice President of Sales for Scheidt & Bachmann, I am responsible for business growth and marketing of Parking Access & Revenue Control Solutions in North America.

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