Scott Fox, CAPP – President
Scott Fox, CAPP, is a parking and transportation industry professional with extensive experience in both public service and private industry. He has worked in higher education at the University of Florida for over two decades, currently serving as its Senior Director of Transportation and Parking Services. Scott provides strategic visioning and direction to the University’s diverse access and mobility programs in a high-demand environment, and leadership to a division of 130 employees.
Scott has held previous positions as an Assistant Vice President for a national parking management company, General Manager for a small New Jersey parking authority, and as a Senior Operations Planner for a major northeast transportation authority.
Scott brings authentic passion, positive energy and proven ability to drive complex projects and business systems to success. His personal commitment to maintaining consistent standards of excellence for the overall customer experience inspires the same enthusiasm in others.
Thomas G. Szubka, CAPP, CPP – President Elect
Tom Szubka is a Senior Consultant for Walker Consultants, responsible for a wide variety of parking and mobility related projects that include operational studies, development studies, and smart city ecosystem technology planning and implementation.
Tom has been in the parking industry for more than 18 years with experience in private operations, municipal operations and as a technology solutions provider. Prior to his roles in the technology solutions space (Director of Operations – Flowbird, Sales Manager – T2 Systems), Tom was the Operations Superintendent for the award-winning City of Tampa Parking Division where he oversaw several PARCS installations/upgrades, the installation of a multi-space on street meter program, implementation of pay-by-phone technology, and the implementation of surface lot multi-space meter program.
In between his days as a private parking operator and his municipal tenure, Tom took a five-year break from the parking industry to serve as an executive with the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the Director of Team Services, overseeing Travel & Logistics, Game Day Operations, Community Relations, Training Camp, Special Events, and Cheerleading. Tom has been an active member, speaker, and writer with the Florida Parking and Transportation Association, the National Parking Association, and the International Parking and Mobility Institute.
Tom holds a BS in Finance from the University of Illinois and has strengths in public speaking, process improvement, organizational development and problem solving.
Mark Santos – Past President
Mark N. Santos, P.E. serves as Practice Leader for DESMAN, a top-tier national firm that specializes in parking consulting, design, planning and restoration. Mark focuses on project management and business development in the state of Florida and is based in Fort Lauderdale. His parking specific expertise for over 20 years includes complex and mixed-use projects in the entertainment, government, transit, retail, healthcare and private sectors. His skillset includes parking supply/demand studies, feasibility studies, planning and functional design for parking facilities, and rehabilitation of parking facilities.
Mark is an active member of IPMI and has been trained as a Parksmart Advisor. Mark earned his Bachelors of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University.
Tracie Saunders – Secretary
Tracie Saunders is the Manager of Parking and Transportation Services at the University of Central Florida. Tracie started her parking career in 2007 as a fiscal assistant and moved up to office Manager in 2008. She manages the main operations department which includes daily administrative procedures, permit issuance, citation payments and overall general education of the parking regulations at UCF. She received her BS in Health Service Administration and her MA in Career and Technical Education from University of Central Florida. She is currently working on her CAPP certification. She has been a member of Florida Parking and Transportation Association since 2009 and has sat on various committees within the Association.
Salena Tepas – Treasurer
Salena Tepas is currently the Assistant Director of Parking and Transportation at University of North Florida. Salena started at UNF in 2007 in Financial Aid helping students plan for study abroad and Global MBA programs. She was then promoted to Financial Aid Accountant where she managed and reconciled federal, state, and institutional programs. In 2011, she moved to Parking Services to the role of Accountant, followed by Budget Coordinator, and eventually became the Assistant Director in 2016. In this role, she currently manages the financial, customer service, and enforcement operations for Parking Services. She is also a member of IPMI.
Angel Diaz – Director
Angel Diaz is the Director of Operations for the Miami Parking Authority since May 2016. He is responsible for the oversight of over 100 employees, including the Miami Marlins and Jackson Memorial Hospital. Mr. Diaz also oversees the Authority’s on-street and off-street parking portfolio, which includes five garages, 59 lots, and over 38,000 parking spaces. He brings to the agency an extensive knowledge of both the public and private parking sector.
Mr. Diaz started his career in parking as a frontline employee in 1993 as a meter collector. Throughout the years, he has managed the parking contract for the cities of Richmond, Virginia and Santa Monica, California. In Richmond, he oversaw a staff of over 80 employees and was responsible for 8,000 parking spaces with an $18 million budget. During his tenure in Santa Monica, Mr. Diaz was responsible for 15,000 parking spaces, a staff of 75 employee and an operating budget of $60 million.
Mr. Diaz has 25 years of parking experience managing municipal parking and earned his Certified Administrator of Public Parking (CAPP) through the International Parking Institute and The University of Virginia. In 1996, he completed the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program. He is currently a member of the International Parking and Mobility Institute and the Miami Downtown Development Authority. Mr. Diaz, was also a member of the California Public Parking Association, Santa Monica Chamber, Santa Monica PAL, Santa Monica Kiwanis Club, Parking Association of the Virginias and City of Richmond’s Chamber.
Chester Escobar – Director
Chester Escobar is a 24 year veteran of the parking and transportation industry and has served on the FPTA board for the past 11 years culminating in 2017 when he was our President. During Chester’s presidency, he led the charge to include transportation in our association’s name and updated our association’s logo. Chester currently oversees a massive operation in South Florida and Puerto Rico of over 700 employees serving as Vice President of operations for SP Plus Corp. Previously to that, Chester worked for the City of Miami Beach and the Miami Parking Authority in executive level positions.
Raymond Mensah – Director
Raymond is the Director of Parking and Transportation Services at the University of South Florida where he oversees a staff of 120 employees, the overall parking operations consisting of 20,500+ parking spaces, and the University operated 6 route transit system. Raymond serves on the University’s Student Green Energy Fund Council, the Sustainability Committee, and the USF Office of Supplier Diversity Advisory Committee. He is also the Chair of the New North Transportation Advisory Board, a public-private partnership in northeast Tampa that provides a forum for businesses, local governments, residents, and commuters to address the transportation needs of the area.
Raymond has over 17 years of diverse parking and transportation experience both in the private and public sector. He started his parking career in the Atlanta area overseeing commercial on and off street parking, valet, and shuttle operations. He later moved in to the public sector where he managed a complex human service transportation program for the largest region in Georgia, serving 13 counties in the Atlanta metropolitan area. He transitioned to the higher education arena in 2010 where he managed the parking and transportation operations at Georgia State University.
Raymond is a United States Air Force Veteran, holds a master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Georgia State University and a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Keller Graduate School of Management. He earned his CAPP designation in 2014 and is a member of IPMI and NPA.
Sue Tellier – Director
Sue Tellier has worked for the City of Clearwater Parking System for the past 14 years. Through the years, she has served effectively as an Accounting Technician, Administrative Analyst, Parking Coordinator, and presently as Assistant Parking Manager.
Sue became an FPTA member upon getting hired and as a front-line employee when provided the opportunity to attend the mid-year FPTA seminars. Sue became involved with FPTA by serving on the Planning Committee for the past 5 years.
Dawn Marti – Association & Events Manager
Dawn (Newman) Marti founded her company, DCM Management a conference planning and association management firm in 1998. Dawn and her team provide association administration, management, conference and event planning for 10 Associations and other organizations. Dawn is a graduate of the University of Maryland and holds a Bachelors degree in Speech Communications. Her passion for interior design, prompted her to go back to school in 2007. She completed an Associates degree in Interior Design from Montgomery College. Dawn and her husband, Chris live in Columbia, MD with their dog Milo and Jasper the cat.