Leadership & Advisors
LEE D. SHORTS
Lee has advised organizations with private client business acquisitions, project finance & bond structure, contract negotiations and construction planning in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Switzerland, France, Germany, Middle East, Venezuela, Ecuador, and the Caribbean markets.
Lee's experience in finance and technology for parking system application specific solutions, PARCS feasibility studies and a primary focus in PARCS bid and procurement procedures, makes him a leader in this field.
Lee's career has included system solutions, installation and project management for clients including US Dept. of Defense, National Security Agency, Dept of the Interior, Dept of Energy, LAX Airport, Chicago O'Hare Airport, Zurich Airport, Schiphol Airport, Kansas City Int'l Airport, Greater Rochester Int'l Airport, Cleveland Museum of Art, Virginia Commonwealth University, City of Santa Cruz, City of New York, and many parking authorities and parking operations management companies around the world.
JAMES V. LAROCCO
Jim's advisory skills are corporate acquisitions, contract negotiations, planning, bond financing and operations management. As an innovative leader, Jim has participated in developing several technological advancements in cooperation with equipment vendors now commonly used in the parking industry such as license plate inventory systems, automated credit card exit lanes and monthly parking systems. He continues to support utilizing technology to improve the audit trail and streamlining parking revenue control effectiveness.
At one point in Jim's career, he oversaw the North American parking and related transportation service group as Executive Vice President and COO for a major parking firm encompassing 600 contracts in the United States and Canada. During his career, Jim has advised and consulted numerous parking projects throughout the United States and Canada.
" partners in quality "
APDS is a consensus-built international standard establishing a common language for data elements and definitions in the parking, transportation, and mobility sector that helps to facilitate seamless integration, compatibility, and communication between parking entities, the automotive industry, IT developers, map and app providers, as well as other stakeholders.
They provide training, certification, and access to leading edge parking technology across the private and public sectors. Founded in 1951, NPA represents over 100,000 parking professionals in more than 2,500 commercial operations and public organizations. NPA is a 501 (c) 6 non profit trade association, based in Washington, D.C.
OPA has been in existence for over 50 years actively representing the interests of on-street and off-street operators. OPA welcomes all professionals involved the parking industry in the Ohio region.