Maria Tamayo-Soto, CAPP

MBA, ,, BA

Parking Services Administrator

City of Las Vegas Parking Services

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Professional Bio

S. Maria Tamayo-Soto, MBA serves as the Parking Services Administrator for the City of Las Vegas. In this role, she works with the city’s parking system including the operation of parking meters, enforcement, planning for event road closures, lot leases, parades, marathons, and parking for special events, on-street and off-street parking activities, including rates, collections, enforcement, and facility maintenance. As Parking Administrator she supports the direction and mission for how the parking systems can best support the city’s economic development goals, Soto has been with the city of Las Vegas since 2021.
Soto has gained extensive experience in the transportation, parking, and hospitality industry during her 35-year career. She previously held positions as Executive Director of Security, Safety and Surveillance for Major Las Vegas hotels and as the Traffic Manager for the world’s busiest convention center with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Operationally she was responsible for all paid parking revenue and over 140 staff, working with City, State, County and Federal entities in managing traffic control planning for larger events which required multiple road closures and relocation of parking operations to several off-site locations and coordinating all levels of transportation; taxis, rideshare companies, limos, show shuttles, charter vehicles, helicopter landings, and employee and attendee parking daily.
Soto earned a bachelor’s degree in Human Services Management and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, Las Vegas and an OSHA certification as a Health and Safety Practitioner. She is a member of the International Parking Institute previously serving on the Safety and Security Committee and currently serves on the board of directors for the Southwest Parking & Transportation Association.
where she chairs the Social Media Committee

Organization

Parent: City of Las Vegas Parking Services

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Education

University of Phoenix, Las Vegas 2011

MBA & International Honorary Society in Business.

Awards

2021 IMPI Marketing Award

2021 National Society of Leadership and Success

Volunteer Work

Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth

Luxor Community Relations Committee

Southwest Parking and Transportation Association

Las Vegas Metro Community Oriented Policing

Division/Department

Economic and Urban Development