Board of Directors


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Mark Vergenes

President

Mark is President and Founder of MIRUS Financial Partners. He has built a clientele that consists of individuals, families, non-profits and small business owners. His practice focuses on the advantages of asset management programs offered through Cetera Advisor Networks, LLC. Mark also has a weekly radio show: MONEY MATTERS with Mark Vergenes airing every Wednesday on 720 AM (locally) or you can listen at 720whyf.com. Mark is also Chairman of the Board for the Lancaster City Parking Authority. He has been on the board since 2000 serving in various capacities and has been Chair since 2006; he also serves on the IPI Golf Committee supporting the CAPP Foundation.
Email: mark@mirusfinancialpartners.com

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Sharon Field

Vice President

Sharon Field is the manager of Parking Services at Lehigh University. She has been at Lehigh for 26 years and started in the Transportation Services department. Sharon has been a PPA member for many years, and a Board member since 2015. Email: sc06@lehigh.edu

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Ray Massing

Treasurer

Ray Massing is the Executive Director of the Erie Parking Authority. He was hired in 2001 as the operations manager and assumed his current role in 2004. He has served on the PPA Board of Directors for many years.
Email: raymassing@eriepark.org

 

 

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Bobra Wilbanks

Secretary

Bobra Wilbanks is the Technical Sales Manager of POM Incorporated with over 39 years’ experience in the parking industry. She provides contract administration, training, and tech support to parking meter operators in the Northeast and western states, website admin, and advertising for POM. Bobra has been a PPA member since 2001, PPA Board member since 2010, and was Board President in 2016. Bobra Wilbanks has been active in IPI (IMPC) since 1984, and involved in CPPA, PAV, FPA, MAPA, NJPA, NJSLOM, NLC, NPA, and PIE as well.
Email: bwilbanks@pom.com

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Jamie Groff

Board Member

Jamie is the Eastern Regional Sales Manager for Toledo Ticket, where he has work for the past three years. He attended West Chester University in Pennsylvania, where he earned a BS in Computer Science. Jamie is a long time member of the Pennsylvania Parking Association, Parking Association of Georgia, Carolinas Parking Association, Mid-Atlantic Parking Association, and Parking Association of the Virginias. He has been involved with the New England Parking Council as a Member and Board Member for the past eight years and has witnessed remarkable growth within that organization. Email: jgroff@toledoticket.com

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Lt. Matt Lohenitz

Board Member

Matt Lohenitz is currently the Records and Traffic Lieutenant for the City of Easton Police Department and oversees the parking operations there. Lt. Lohenitz is responsible for all police records and supervises both police and civilian staff. Having worked in law enforcement since 1995 under three different agencies, the majority of that 20 years has been spent with the City of Easton, where he was promoted to Lieutenant of a patrol platoon in 2007 and assigned to his current position in January 2012. Email: mlohenitz@easton-pa.gov

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Charles DeBow

Board Member

Charley DeBow is Parkmobile's VP of Sales, NE Region. Formerly the Director of Municipal Parking for the Borough of State College, he managed both on- and off-street operations and was liaison to multiple civic organizations. Under his direction, The Borough of State College was the first in the U.S. to utilize a License Plate Enabled parking ecosystem. Before that, Charley worked 5 years for a private parking company in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. A graduate of Penn State University with a B.A. in Administration of Justice, he is a former board member of PPA, as well as the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts . Email: charles.debow@ parkmobileglobal.com

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Brian Veshecco

Board Member

Brian began his career with Signal-Tech in May 2004 as an intern. In 2005 he graduated from Penn State with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and a minor in Management where he was fortunate enough to be offered a full time position at Signal-Tech. Brian's career in Parking began at the National Parking Association show in Anaheim, CA where he was immediately hooked. Brian understands the importance of listening to what the industry experts are saying and adapting those messages back to his development team in an effort to stay a leading Parking Industry solutions provider. Email: brianv@signal-tech.com

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Michelle Porter, CAPP

Board Member

Michelle Porter is Director of Parking & Transportation Services, Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, since 2007. Michelle is also Coordinator of the Parking Advisory Board and 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. Email: mporter@andrew.cmu.edu

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Dawn Marti

PPA Administrator

Dawn Marti is the President and Owner of Newman Concepts. A parking association specialist, Dawn has provided association management, conference and event planning services to national state and regional associations in the parking industry for over 12 years.
Email: dawncn@att.net