FORUM MEMBERS

Nicole Hankins

WAF Chair, Senior Vice President of Northeast Operations

Ms. Hankins currently serves as Senior Vice President of Northeast Operations, which includes Boston, Portland and Providence. Ms. Hankins joined SP+ in 2003 as Director of Business Development. She has been promoted and received increased responsibility during her 15 years with the Company, most recently as Vice President, Regional Manager III in Seattle.

Ellen Ashkenazi

WAF Vice-Chair, Director, Human Resources–Canada

Ms. Ashkenazi has been with company since 2007 and currently serves as Director of Human Resources in Canada. Ms. Ashkenazi plays an integral role in the Canadian operations providing leadership and support. She is responsible for all HR functions including union negotiations, employee relations, leadership develop and health and safety. Ms. Ashkenazi has over 15 years of experience and has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Western Ontario.

Catherine Burch

Regional Manager II

Ms. Burch currently serves as Regional Manager II for the company’s Detroit operations. Ms. Burch oversees all of the Detroit Metropolitan parking operations (excluding airports), which consists of approximately 17,000 parking spaces and 190 employees, serving eight clients at 30 locations in the cities of Detroit, Birmingham, Royal Oak and Pontiac. With 30 years of parking experience, Ms. Burch began her parking career with National Garages Inc., subsequently acquired by Central Parking. Ms. Burch currently serves as Vice President on the Board of the Michigan Parking Association (MPA), and as Chair of the MPA Newsletter and Website Committee.

Bill Burns

Regional Manager

Mr. Burns contributes over 14 years of parking and transportation consulting and operations experience. Mr. Burns’s history encompasses successfully evaluating, planning, analyzing, operating, marketing, renovating, and designing parking resources, including the following facility types: office; mixed use; entertainment; retail; municipal projects; convention centers; hotels; hospitals, medical, and corporate campuses; sports stadiums and arenas; hotel and specialty valet services. A native of Ohio, Mr. Burns graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2004 with a Bachelor’s Degree.

Lisa Jakstas

Vice President, Planning

Ms. Jakstas currently serves as Vice President of Planning for the financial planning and analysis team. Ms. Jakstas joined the company in 2005 as a senior financial analyst in the strategic planning and analysis group, and most recently served as vice president of sales administration. Ms. Jakstas is responsible for overseeing the annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting efforts as well as takes the lead role in developing metrics that will be used to measure the performance of the company, among other initiatives.

Connie Jin

Senior Vice President of Corporate Development

Ms. Jin serves as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. She leads investor relations, capital allocation/structure, and initiatives around mergers and acquisitions.

Colleen Kozak

Vice President, Human Resources

As Vice President of Human Resources, Ms. Kozak is entrusted with maintaining the happiness of employees, whether it be through professional development, benefits, or perks. Ms. Kozak is an innovative Human Resources executive with challenging domestic and global experience in retail, consumer service and financial services. She is a change agent and experienced mentor with and talent management expertise.

Natasha Labi

Regional Manager I, Municipal Division

As a Certified Administrator of Public Parking (CAPP), Ms. Labi is a 25+ years parking professional, currently serving as a SP+ Regional Manager in the Municipal Division. Natasha currently manages several SP+ operations including the ATL+ project, the City of Atlanta’s on-street parking enforcement operation.

Cristine Paull

Vice President, Event Operations

Ms. Paull joined the company in 2004, and currently serves as Vice President of Event Operations. Ms. Paull was a key leader in managing event transportation for the 2012 Republican Convention, and has been managing transportation systems for all National Football League sponsored events (i.e. Super Bowl, Rookie Symposium) since 2008. Ms. Paull has 21 years of Event and Operations experience and has a bachelor’s in English from LaSalle University, and a master’s in Sports Administration from Ohio University.

Christopher Sherman

Senior Vice President

Mr. Sherman currently serves as Senior Vice President for the Northeast Region. Mr. Sherman began his career with SP+ in September 2001 as the Operations Manager in Baltimore, Maryland and continues to bring extensive experience in the mixed-use, office, residential, and stadium verticals. Throughout Chris’ career at SP+, he has successfully increased profits and market share through the implementation of technology and innovative marketing programs.

Shannon Singer

Regional Manager

Ms. Singer joined the SP+ team in 2015 and has held several positions within both the Human Resources and Operations divisions of the company. She actively sits on the SP+ Women’s Advisory Forum which focuses on advancing an environment of inclusion to ensure SP+ has the most talented professionals contributing the the success of SP+. Prior to joining SP+, Ms. Singer spent 10 years in retail operations management at the field and corporate levels for two top national retailers. She received her B.A. degree from California State University, Long Beach and M.A. degree from National University.

Kristin Statler

Regional Manager, Central Airports

Ms. Statler has been with the company since 1994, and currently serves as Regional Manager of airport operations for the company’s central division. Ms. Statler currently develops and manages both client and internal budgets, interacts with clients to discuss ongoing support of the facility and recommends operational improvements. Ms. Statler also works with the business development staff on potential new deals through attendance of pre-proposal meetings and development of proposals for submittal. Ms. Statler is an active member of the Great Lakes Chapter of AAAE and Michigan Association of Airport Executives (MAAE). Ms. Statler has a B.S. in Business Administration from Ferris State University and has successfully completed the Certified Parking Management training through the National Parking Association.

Ritu Vig

Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

Ms. Vig earned her J.D. and B.S. from the University of Illinois and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She brought a wealth of experience in securities, mergers and acquisitions, financings, corporate governance, strategy, complex commercial transactions, regulatory compliance and ethics.