The PPA Board of Directors recently voted to invite Michelle Porter to replace John Dolansky, who recently resigned his seat on the Board and is no longer involved in parking.
Michelle Porter is the Director of Parking & Transportation Services, at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Michelle has held this position since 2007 and is responsible for the management and operation of the Parking & Transportation Services organizations day to day responsibilities, management of the parking facilities and lot maintenance, acquisition/construction of new facilities; identification, analysis, and implementation of university parking strategies and solutions; external lease negotiations for off-campus parking; business analysis, rate setting and budgeting; direction of the permit sales, parking reservations, parking ticket and revenue process, facilitation of communication related to parking and traffic to the university community. Interpreting and implementing university’s parking rules, university policies and procedures. Responsible for compliance with city, state and federal parking related ordinances. Coordinator of the Parking Advisory Board to ensure parking violation and appeal hearings are completed in a timely, accurate and consistent manner. Liaison to the University Police, Facilities Management Services, and Campus Design and Facilities Development. Michelle holds a B.A. in Business Management, as well as the Certified Administrator of Public Parking (CAPP) certification through the International Parking Institute, and is a past Board Member for Women in Parking.
As a regular member, Michelle’s appointment will bring our Board membership more in alignment with the bylaws. Along with our other two new Board members, Charles DeBow and Brian Veshecco, the PPA looks forward to a productive 2017.