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ACE Parking’s nine advancements to support growth

December 11, 2023



ACE Parking’s nine advancements to support growth




Nick Hutsen has been promoted to Senior Vice President for the Pacific Northwest, ACE Parking.  Through Nick’s leadership, the scale of our regional operations has doubled in the last six years.  He accomplished this by cultivating relationships, embracing new technologies, and expanding services to include enforcement and shuttle operations.  Most recently, Nick developed and expanded a new relationship with Swedish Medical which started in Seattle and has expanded to Everett.

Brian Tarbell has been promoted to Senior Vice President and now oversees ACE’s Enforcement Division in addition to a substantial portfolio of San Diego operations including our nationwide call center. Brian has led his team to expand operations by over 90% since 2017 and has been instrumental in bringing new technologies to our payment, enforcement, and call center services.

Brad Elsass was promoted to Senior Vice President overseeing the San Diego market and company-wide Strategic Initiatives.  Brad has a long history of championing innovative technology solutions that continuously add value for new and existing clients.  In 2023, Brad coordinated the successful openings for two new major event venues and has become an invaluable resource for ACE event operations throughout the country.

Chris White was promoted to Regional Director for the Northeast.  Having risen through the ranks at ACE from the site level, Chris earned this promotion through hard work and a constant focus on elevating service levels while also leveraging technology to drive operational improvements for prestigious clients like the University of Maryland and the Omni Shoreham Hotel.

Henry Hernandez was promoted to Regional Director in recognition of his substantial contributions to ACE’s growth throughout Orange County.  Henry is a proven leader who consistently exceeds client and customer expectations.  Over the last few years, he has been instrumental in the successful launch of many new operations including the Long Beach Convention Center which has realized improved service and financial results.

Mike Gaulin was promoted to Vice President for his leadership in ACE’s expansion of large-scale national event operations, his close attention to building JV/DBE relationships and opportunities, and his dedication to his team members’ development. Mike embraces technology and has implemented sophisticated ticketless valet systems, online reservation systems, and License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology along with citation device integrations.

Mike Wilson was promoted to Regional Director of Operations for his efforts in supporting substantial regional hospitality growth with proactive client engagement and filling new leadership roles through team development and strategic recruiting. Mike has continuously taken ownership of our clients’ successes and his enthusiasm is passed down to his team of over 1,000 team members.

Mostafa Tohamy was promoted to Regional Director of Operations because he has developed a successful track record opening new locations and expanded operations into new markets. He accomplished this by building strong lasting relationships with clients and team members. He has shown a proven ability to provide excellent guest service, build effective teams, and maximize profits.

Raul Galvez was promoted to Regional Director of Operations as he has been instrumental in ACE’s continued growth in the Houston market. Raul has been with ACE for over 14 years, and he has shown outstanding results with expanding services, technologies, and customer experiences to new and existing hotel and commercial operations.



Going the distance: More Americans prefer homes that are larger and farther apart – ParkNews.biz Aug 24th – 30th, 2021

August 30, 2021


Going the distance: More Americans prefer homes that are larger and farther apart – ParkNews.biz Aug 24th – 30th, 2021



Americans are moving to the suburbs.  “Americans today are more likely than they were in the fall of 2019 to express a preference for living in a community where “houses are larger and farther apart, but schools, stores and restaurants are several miles away,” according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted July 8-18, 2021.”

Further, “This shift has occurred during the coronavirus outbreak and the accompanying period of telework, remote schooling and pandemic-related restrictions on indoor dining and other indoor activities. Today, six-in-ten U.S. adults say they would prefer to live in a community with larger homes with greater distances to retail stores and schools (up 7 percentage points since 2019), while 39% say they prefer a community with smaller houses that are closer together with schools, stores and restaurants within walking distance (down 8 points since 2019).”  You can read it all here: Aug 30, 2021 – More Americans now say they prefer a community with big houses, even if local amenities are farther away

Also, JVH wrote a blog apropos which is the headline this Monday on ParkNews.biz: Aug 30, 2021 – Strangely, Folks Prefer Larger Homes in the Burbs – JVH, Parking Today.  

John states: “It would seem that this would be good news for the parking industry, meaning that more travel, even short term, is on the horizon, and if the numbers stay the way they are, 85% of that travel will be by car and will need some place to park.”

In other news on PT Plus, ParkMobile brings easier and safe parking payments to the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign campus: Aug 30, 2021 – PT Plus: ParkMobile and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Partner for Contactless Parking on Campus

Also on PT Plus, TKH Security (formerly Park Assist) has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for Bal Harbour Shops’ new garage: Aug 27, 2021 – PT Plus: TKH Security has been awarded the Parking Guidance System Contract for Bal Harbour Shops  And last but not least, Aug 25, 2021 – PT Plus: PayByPhone Brings a Better Contactless Experience to Tofino, BC with Robbins Parking Service Ltd .

Otherwise, there is a lot said about chalking tires and parking enforcement, due to Federal appeals panel ruling that Saginaw, MI violated her Fourth Amendment rights. The Fourth Amendment of the Bill of Rights is:

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

Since summer is coming to an end, we are looking forward to the Labor Day Holliday and our new September PT Issue dedicated to the NPA conference.  Check it out online September 1st.   And we will see you all in Las Vegas in less than a month.

Have a blessed new week.

Thank you,

Astrid Ambroziak

Editor, ParkNews.biz

Creative Director

Parking Today

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