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Speaker Bios

Monica Shripka American Institute of Steel Construction Building Tomorrow’s Steel-Framed Parking Structures Today Monica Shripka, P.E., LEED AP, is the Upper Midwest Regional Engineer for the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). She connects design team members with valuable resources of the structural steel design and construction industry to demonstrate economical and sustainable steel framed solutions for their projects. Prior to becoming a Regional Engineer, Monica worked as an advisor in AISC’s Steel Solutions Center. She developed conceptual solutions for many steel structures including multi-story residential, office, healthcare, and educational buildings. She also fielded technical questions about AISC publications and resources. Before joining AISC, Monica worked for Larson Engineering, a structural engineering consulting firm in Chicago. Monica graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Structural Engineering. In the summer of 2011, she completed her Masters of Business Administration from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, with concentrations in marketing, economics, and general management.

Brandy Stanley City of Las Vegas What happens when you go from 20 below to 100 above? Brandy has been in the industry for nearly 20 years. She has worked for parking operators in Seatle, 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. She has managed municipal, office, mixed use, hotel, event and sports venue facilities, run enforcement and special event operations, worked with developers on new construction and implemented various technology upgrades throughout her career. She has overseen a large scale multi-space meter implementation, a total reconfiguration of on-street rates and enforcement zones, implementation of on-street special event charges, introduction of in-vehicle parking meters and has installed numerous PARCS systems throughout her career. Brandy frequently travels and conducts educational seminars in her role as a member of the IPI technology commitee, she has made presentations at trade shows, sharing her experiences with various technology implementations and provides operational expertise to many industry technology developers.

Bill Surna Carl Walker, Inc. Boot Camp (Parking 101) William Surna is a Project Manager for Carl Walker, Inc. His gray hair is due, in part, to over 25 years experience providing parking consulting services to municipalities, hospitals, universities, airports, libraries, and real estate developers. He has helped clients solve a wide range of parking problems including feasibility studies, revenue control equipment, signage, facility design, supply/demand studies, strategic plans, and operational consulting. Bill is an active member of the National Parking Association’s – Parking Consultants Council. He has authored articles for trade magazines and contributed to reference books used throughout the parking industry.

John Van Horn Parking Today JVH vs Parking Wars John Van Horn is founder, editor and publisher of Parking Today Magazine. His background prior to his 17 years with PT was nearly 20 years in the parking business marketing parking revenue control equipment. Aſter receiving a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles, he served in the Army three years during the Vietnam era, ran a small country weekly newspaper, and then worked in marketing and sales in the access control and security fields. He blogs about parking daily and has spoken before professional groups in China, Australia, New Zealand, Te Philippines, Canada, the UK, Abu Dhabi, and Brazil, He has addressed parking groups in California, Texas, New Mexico, New York, Chicago, Denver, New Orleans, Atlanta, and Washington DC. JVH and his wife divide their time between their homes in Los Angeles and Atlanta, Ga. JVH’s writings can be found at Parking Today’s web site: HYPERLINK “htp://

Arne Weingart Weingart Associates, Inc. Garage Graphics – Poetry, Directions, Labeling – are they useless?

Arne Weingart is the principal of Weingart Associates Inc., an independent graphic design firm specializing in architectural graphics and wayfinding systems, identity and image development, and marketing implementation. Representative projects can be seen nationally and throughout the Chicago area, including Navy Pier identity and signage, parking graphics for numerous downtown and suburban parking facilities, prominent casino complexes in Gary, Indiana and Elgin, Illinois, the North Bridge area identity and signage, and in identity and wayfinding systems for numerous urban and suburban office and residential developments. Mr. Weingart received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and an M.F.A. from Columbia University. He was involved in marketing and product development prior to founding a design consultancy in 1979. He and his family live in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.

Clyde Wilson Te Parking Network Run your Garage with No Personnel Clyde Wilson is the co-founder of, and a principal with, Te Parking Network. With over twenty years of experience as a creative, “hands-on” manager of public and private parking facilities, Clyde epitomizes the practical, “real world” operational approach of his firm. Aſter stints in the Air Force and retailer Sears, he began his career in the parking industry in 1979 in the corporate office of now-giant Central Parking System. Clyde later served as a corporate executive with another commercial operator, APCOA. A native of Tennessee, Clyde now resides in Houston, TX. He has writen articles for several parking publications in the U.S. and internationally and has been a speaker on numerous topics for parking related conventions.

Zia Yusuf Streetline Sensors – in the street Zia Yusuf is President and CEO of Streetline Inc., the leading provider of sensor- enabled Smart Parking solutions. Zia is a leading thinker and strategist in the deployment of Smart City technologies, and a seasoned senior technology executive with a track record of leading companies to success. He spent the prior ten years at SAP AG where he was executive vice president and a member of SAP’s Executive Leadership Team. He is also an associate consulting professor at Stanford University, where he currently co-teaches “Designing Liberation Technologies”. Zia is an advisor to several start-ups and an actively involved board member of non-profit institutions focused on education in South Asia and social entrepreneurship in East Africa.

Paula Reddish Zinnemann AP Solutions Showcase: Automated Parking Systems

Paula Reddish Zinnemann, a founding principal of AP Solutions, brings more than 35 years of legal, real estate, government and community experience to this emerging, environmentally sound solution to one of America’s most vexing problems; urban parking. Ms. Zinnemann began her career in real estate and later obtained a law degree to advance her interest and work in civic and public policy maters. Ms. Zinnemann has served as a mediator for both Los Angeles Superior and Municipal Courts, and as a member of the City of Los Angeles Rent Adjustment Commission, and the Los Angele Assessment Appeals Board. She owned her own real estate brokerage company in Beverly Hills and later served as Of Counsel to the law firm of Schwartz Wisot & Wilson LLP in Beverly Hills. In 1999, Governor Gray Davis appointed Ms. Zinnemann as the California Real Estate Commissioner where she presided over the five offices and a staff of 300 at the Department of Real Estate until 2003. As Commissioner, she was responsible for the regulation and discipline of more than 350,000 real estate licensees and the issuance of Public Reports for subdivisions and common interest developments. Ms. Zinnemann has held numerous charitable, community and professional association leadership positions and has co-authored several publications. She is the recipient of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s 2008 Outstanding Real Estate Lawyer Award and in 2001, was the recipient of the “Women of Action” honor by the Israel Cancer Research Fund.


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