Texas Parking & Transportation Association 2019 Conference and Tradeshow


Peter Lange  - PresidentPeter_Lange

Peter Lange is Associate Vice President of Transportation Services at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. He is responsible for one of the largest parking, transportation and fleet operations on any college campus in the country. Prior to joining Texas A&M in 2003, Peter was systems administrator and interim assistant director for Georgia Tech’s Parking and Transportation department in Atlanta Georgia for four years. Peter is a member of the board of directors for the Texas Parking and Transportation Association. He is currently co-chair of the International Parking Institute’s Technology committee. Peter was the recipient of the 2009 distinguished service award from the TPTA. He was also chosen for the 2013 Chairman’s Award from IPI and was most recently honored with IPI’s James M. Hunnicutt, CAPP, Parking Professional of the Year, 2015. Transportation Services at Texas A&M was named “2009 Parking Organization of the Year” by the International Parking Institute and the “Innovative Organization of the Year – 2012” by the National Parking Association. Additionally, Transportation Services oversees Alternative Transportation on campus, which just earned the distinction as a “Bicycle Friendly University” in 2015 by the League of American Bicyclists, winning a Bronze designation. Peter has authored a number of industry articles and has presented at numerous industry conferences. He has a BA in marketing from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.



Maria Irshad, CAPP, MPA - Vice President

Maria Irshad, CAPP, MPA is the Assistant Director for ParkHouston, the agency responsible for on-street parking in the City of Houston. ParkHouston manages about 9,500 paid parking spaces and 19 off-street surface lots; the enforcement of all parking codes and the administration of various permits. In her role as Assistant Director, Maria leads a team of 75 and provides parking policy recommendations to the Mayor’s Office. 

Maria is a Certified Administrator of Public Parking and holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration. She serves on various IPI committees and is a past president of Women Professionals in Government. The Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) recognized Maria with a “Spotlight Award” in 2014 for her contributions toward solving public sector problems.



Nicole Chinea, CAPP - Treasurer

Nicole Chinea, CAPP, is senior project manager for WGI in Houston. She has over 15 years of experience with specific expertise in parking master planning, garage operations, strategic marketing planning, and patient transportation operations.
Prior to joining WGI, Nicole served as director of parking and transportation for the largest medical center in the country – Texas Medical Center. There she assisted in the management of approximately 69,000 parking spaces and the transportation operation for a system servicing approximately 4,000 riders per day.
Nicole’s expertise in parking planning and design includes roles as a parking consultant with a national firm, serving as vice president of operations for a national parking operator, and working for the City of Houston’s Parking Management Division. At the City of Houston, she focused on on-street parking programs such as the Parkmobile pay-by-phone program, Parking Benefit District program, and the deployment of 1,000 pay-by-space smart meters.
Nicole holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Houston – Downtown, is a Certified Administrator of Public Parking (CAPP), and a Certified ParkSmart Assessor. She is the recipient of the International Parking Institute Parking Program of the Year Award. Nicole serves on the Education Development Committee for the International Parking Institute as well as the Texas Parking and Transportation Board of Directors.


Mary Mabry, CAPP - Secretary

Mary Mabry is Product Manager for Parking Solutions for Cardinal Tracking, Inc. She has 29 years of experience in the parking and transportation industry. Her experience includes working in operations for Winpark and working at three well known Universities in the Texas. She worked at the University of Texas Arlington managing parking for the Police Department for 24 years.  She managed Parking & Transportation for UT Dallas for two years and was the Associate Director for UNT for almost two years. Mary’s duties include overseeing the operations of Parking Services which includes planning, developing, and implementing industry solutions for the University community pertaining to parking and transportation requirements.

Mary is a Certified Administrator of Public Parking (CAPP) and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She has been an active member of the International Parking Institute since 2006 and serves on the Membership, State & Regional Committee and is co-chair for the 2014 IPI Host Committee Conference & Expo. She has been a member of the Texas Parking & Transportation Association since 1992, a Board of Director since 2008, and has served as the Marketing and Communication Chair for four years and secretary for the last year.

Mary was the recipient of the 2010 Distinguished Service Award for TPTA and was a noted nominee for the IPI 2012 Professional of the Year. She has written several industry standard articles and the last five years has written the Spotlight segments covering the State Association accomplishments which have been published in The Parking Professional. 

Dean-AhmadDean Ahmad - Immediate Past President

Dean Ahmad serves as an Assistant Vice President at DFW International Airport. In his role, Mr. Ahmad oversees parking operations, ground transportation, landside construction projects and strategic planning efforts.  

With revenues exceeding $155 million annually, the Transportation Business Unit is the largest source of non-aviation revenue within the world’s third-busiest airport.  Since implementing new innovative parking programs and streamlining operations, DFW airport has achieved an impressive 120% revenue growth in the past ten (10) years.  In March 2008, Dean implemented the world’s largest airport valet operation at DFW Airport which generates over $25 million annually.

Mr. Ahmad currently serves as the Immediate Past President for the Texas Parking and Transportation Association (TPTA).

Prior to his career at the airport, Mr. Ahmad also was a successful entrepreneur in the furniture and antique industry.   

Mr. Ahmad earned his Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from Baylor University and is currently pursuing his MBA from Columbia Southern University. 

DennisDennis Delaney, CAPP


Dennis Delaney, CAPP is the Assistant Director of Operations for Parking & Transportation Services. He is known across campus as the “Garage Guy” even though he has transitioned to being the Event and Construction Planning person. Dennis also oversees the equipment in the garages and is the resident T2 “Flexpert”.  
In June of 2014, Dennis became the first person with the University of Texas at Austin to earn his Certified Administrator of Public Parking (CAPP) credentials from the International Parking Institute. At the time of his certification, there were less than 200 CAPP’s in the world and currently there are less than 250. Dennis spent two-years studying parking garage design, the ins & outs of parking equipment and technology, management classes, and the theory behind all things parking. 
Dennis has worked his way through the ranks of PTS. He was first hired as a Cashier III in December of 2001. He was promoted to an administrative assistant, then administrative associate. Prior to becoming the “Garage Manager”, he was the assistant to Bobby Stone when Bobby was an Assistant Director. 

Dennis’ past life includes over 12 years of retail management and four years in the medical field. His favorite job before coming to the University of Texas was working as a District Manager/ Trainer for Best Buy. In this capacity he interacted with several individuals across the nation. 

On a personal side, Dennis comes from a family of six kids - two sisters and three brothers - including a younger fraternal twin brother. His oldest brother Tim cried when the family moved from Indiana to Texas because Dennis and his twin were going to be born in Texas and be “rebels”. 

Dennis attended West Texas State University to become a high school band director. His primary instrument was saxophone. He still plays an electric sax on occasion. 

Dennis has been in a relationship with Tom Watts for fifteen years and was married on June 27, 2015. They have two dogs - Sheldon and Mindy. When they have the chance, both like to travel. They have been from one coast to another coast as well as two cruises in the Caribbean. 

In his spare time, he is a geek. He loves technology. He upgrades whenever Apple comes out with a new iPhone or iPad. Dennis owns an Xbox 360, a PlayStation 3, and an Xbox One. His favorite games to play are shooters like Halo or Call of Duty.


Peter Elliott  
Peter Elliott is the Parking Manager for the City of Fort Worth Parking Services Division and has served in that position since March 2007.  Peter has significant experience in Operations Management over the past 20 years.  In 1994, Peter started with Motorola Inc., Paging Systems Group in Boynton Beach, Florida as a Manufacturing Manager.  

In November 1998, Peter joined  Nokia Networks, Cellular Infrastructure Group where he was the Senior Manager for Nokia Networks Prototype Products Portfolio, managing prototype manufacturing locations in Europe and North America. 

In 2005 until March 2007, Peter served as Vice President and Senior Operations Manager at Citigroup in Dallas, Texas and led several process development projects which led to significant improvements in the credit card product delivery process.  
As Parking Manager for the City of Fort Worth, Peter manages the City's parking assets and operation including parking garages, surface lots, parking meters, parking compliance, commercial real estate, curbside operations including valet and commercial loading zones.  Peter serves on the City of Fort Worth Ground Transportation Committee and also on the Downtown Fort Worth Inc., Transportation Committee.  Peter presented at the 2011 Texas Parking and Transportation Annual Conference in Fort Worth.


Michelle Morris

Michelle is the Southwest Regional Sales Manager for Toledo Ticket Company.  She is an active member of TPTA, as well as Women in Parking.  Michelle has more than 25 years of experience in sales, business development and account management.  Her responsibilities include strategic planning, marketing initiatives, creating and managing sales opportunities, including ownership over project scoping, deal margins, and contracts.  Michelle is the co-chair of the Membership Committee.








 Paul Stresow

Paul is the director of the International Bridges Department for the City of El Paso.  Paul manages three of the community’s international ports of entry – Paso Del Norte, Stanton and Zaragoza. The ports of entry annually facilitate the travel of millions of pedestrians, passenger and commercial vehicles. Stresow will also manage the city’s Parking Meter Division. The city has about 2,000 parking meters, the majority of them in Downtown.

Prior to joining the City, Paul had an 8 year career with UTEP where he was responsible for managing the University’s daily and event parking needs on a campus of 23, 000 students and over 3,000 faculty and staff. His responsibilities included, enforcing Parking and Traffic Regulations, managing parking garages on campus, and overseeing the Miner Metro campus shuttle system. Prior to UTEP he was the Planning and Program Manager for Sun Metro Public Transit in El Paso, overseeing over $50 million in capital projects. He has been involved in solving parking and transportation issues for over 16 years, which began as the Ombudsman for the City of El Paso. He has published articles in the national magazines, “Passenger Transport” and “Community Transportation” and a local magazine “Ser Empresario.”

Chris_Archer  Christopher Archer - Treasurer


janeJane Wilcox

Jane is the Senior Facility Manager for SP+ Corporation managing the TxDOT toll roads in and around Austin, Texas. She manages a diverse group of 29 employees who provide Courtesy Patrol along 65 miles of toll roads and monitor all TransCore hardware and software.  Prior to her employment with SP+, Jane spent 16 years working in university parking operations for three major Texas universities, UT Austin, UT San Antonio and Stephen F. Austin State University.

Jane was the recipient of the 2015 distinguished service award from the Texas Parking Association.  She has been actively engaged in managing the TPTA membership renewals, annual conference, roundtables, and other training sessions for the past seven years. Jane holds a BA in psychology from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas.





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