Diversity - Rising Through the Ranks
Free Industry Shoptalk
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are priorities at many parking and mobility operations. While the frontline of our industry is quite diverse, it diminishes as one travels up the corporate ladder. What can parking and mobility leaders, managers, and HR professionals do to encourage more diversity in management and above? Join us for a panel discussion followed by Q&A—bring your thoughts and experiences to share.
- Richard Easley, CAPP, President and Founder, E-Squared Consulting
- Terrance Gilmore, SVP, Central East Coast, LAZ Parking
- Keith Hutchings, Director, Municipal Parking Department, City of Detroit
- Tiffany Peebles, Director, Parking Authority of River City
Richard B. Easley, CAPP, President, E-Squared Engineering
Richard B. Easley is the President of E-Squared Engineering. A 22-year-old small minority business transportation consulting firm conducting work in 34 US states and 22 countries worldwide. This includes work in the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Commercial Vehicle Operations, Electronic Payment Systems, Transit Systems, Parking, Toll Systems, Traveler Info, Intermodal Freight and Training arenas. Mr. Easley is the past Co-Chair of the International Parking Mobility Institute’s “Intelligent Transportation Systems – Parking Task Force”, the past Chair of the IPMI Technology Committee, served on the IPMI Advisory Council and currently serves on the IPMI Mobility Task Force. Richard accepted the National Society of Professional Engineers Board appointed Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Advisory Committee position.
Terrance Gilmore, Senior Vice President, Central East Coast, LAZ Parking
Terrance is based in Philadelphia and oversees the Mid-Atlantic region which currently includes more than 1,000 employees. He has vast experience in multiple business silos including medical services, hospitality, universities and large scale event management, and works directly with his Regional Vice Presidents to develop detailed operational plans for management clients and owners throughout the Mid-Atlantic states and Washington, D.C. to more effectively execute their objectives for their properties. Prior to joining the LAZ Parking family, Terrance worked for InterPark Inc. for five years as the Market Officer for the Philadelphia region, focusing on asset and yield management. Terrance is involved with multiple local and civic associations, and he is a active member of the Philadelphia Parking Association.
Keith Hutchings, Director, City of Detroit
Keith is a municipal leader focused on solving the challenges of Smart City parking, transportation and data management. His approach focuses on long-term solutions that create mutual benefits for all parties. Using data and private market forces, his efforts ensure effective shared solutions serving all community segments. Through a series of progressive assignments within the City of Detroit, he understands the fundamentals of operations and the strategies of implementing change at a governmental level.
Tiffany Peebles, Director of Parking Authority of River City, Louisville Metro Government
Tiffany Peebles, MBA, is Director of the Parking Authority of River City (PARC) in Louisville, Ky. She has worked for PARC for 24 years. She attributes her success as a leader to her exceptional staff, her focus on employee engagement, and her commitment to superior customer service. Her department was recently awarded IPMI’s APO designation. She is a member of various boards and organizations and she loves parking, people, and living with a purpose.
Moderator, Gary Means, CAPP Executive Director, Lexington & Fayette County Parking Authority
Gary is a Certified Administrator of Public Parking (CAPP) with a BA in Broadcasting from Eastern Kentucky University. Gary is a member of the International Parking & Mobility Institute Board of Directors and Chair-Elect on their Executive Committee. Locally, Gary serves on several boards/committees including Lexington Area MPO Bike Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Town Branch Park Partners, and Downtown Lexington Partnership. In 2000, he received Downtown Lexington Corporation’s “Outstanding Individual” Award. Gary has worked in the parking industry for over 25 years in both the public and private sectors. Gary and his wife Melissa have two children and three grandchildren.