Kynn Knight joined Sunset Parking, a member of the LAZ Parking family of companies, in 1993 as a valet attendant in San Diego and became a partner in the company in 2000. He has helped grow the California market from 14 locations to more than 400 with a strong, hands-on operational approach. Kynn is committed to delivering results for his clients and facilitating the personal and professional growth of his team.
Todd Lawson joined LAZ Parking in 2009. He became Regional Vice President of Atlanta following the company’s acquisition of InterPark assets. Todd oversees operations for over 150 locations in Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Alabama. His responsibilities include strategic planning, execution of corporate and client action plans, general management of all operations, and financial management of his region.
Chris Lowe joined LAZ Parking in 2016 and oversees the Mid-Atlantic region which includes Washington, DC, the surrounding Virginia and Maryland collar cities and the remainder of Virginia. He spent the last 15 years with GE Capital Real Estate and has over 19 years in the commercial real estate and parking industries.
Rob Maroney joined LAZ Parking in 2015 as the Vice President of Government Services. In this role, Rob supports LAZ Parking’s numerous public agency clients and furthers our Public Private Partnership efforts. With over 20 years in the parking and transportation profession, Rob brings extensive experience in municipal and government operations, management, and consulting.
Jim joined the LAZ Parking team in 1991 and currently oversees more than 100 locations as the Regional Vice President for Connecticut. In 2008, he became a minority operating partner of LAZ Parking.
Jim directs and oversees all construction that occurs in the state. With his passion for event parking operations, he has successfully established parking operations for the Meadows Music Theater and Rentschler Field while developing the LAZ Fly brand at Bradley International Airport, an off-airport parking operation.
He has been instrumental in developing the LAZ Parking culture and preparing individuals to grow within the company. Every member of his management team has been promoted from within his ranks.
Jim graduated from Quinnipiac University with a BS degree in management and an AS degree in marketing.
Tony Mele joined LAZ Parking in 2011 and oversees all of the company’s technology functions. He is responsible for the information technology infrastructure and software operations, IT audit and compliance, the Customer Care Center, and the PCI-DSS credit card security program. He brings 16 years of technology experience to the company.
Tony started his technology career in North Carolina after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps and as a state law enforcement officer. He has worked in a variety of areas in the tech industry, supporting mid to large size businesses throughout the state of Connecticut.
Conrad Midolo joined LAZ Parking in 2013 as General Manager, overseeing the Commercial Division in Los Angeles. He was initially tasked with enhancing operational practices, while helping to further the growth of the division. With over 30 years of parking experience attained within the local market, his vast operational knowledge, industry relationships, and passion for helping employees were instrumental in achieving these goals, with the Los Angeles region presently consisting of approximately 2,000 employees and 300 locations.
Kendra Petty joined LAZ Parking in 2011 as Regional Vice President of the Northwest Division. She was then promoted to Executive Vice President overseeing the Airport Division, National Accounts, and Nevada. Kendra has managed many types of properties, including airports, municipal operations, hotels, office buildings, stadiums and arenas, mixed use developments, transit systems, toll roads, and on-street meter operations.
Todd Rosen joined LAZ Parking in November 2016 as Regional Vice President of Ohio and Michigan. Prior to joining LAZ, he spent 11 years working for SP+. Todd spent the first seven years in Chicago, IL before he was promoted to Senior Manager, overseeing 19 properties between Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN. In March of 2014, Todd was promoted to Regional Manager of Philadelphia, overseeing 70 locations, including the entire Philadelphia Sports Complex.
Stacy Rosenberg joined LAZ Parking in 2009 as a Controller under Ultimate Parking out of the Boston region. In 2010 she relocated to Hartford, CT and assumed the Corporate Controller position. Stacy was promoted to Vice President of Corporate Accounting Services in 2014, bringing over 20 years of experience in Accounting, System Migrations, and External Audit Oversight to the role.
Patrick Ryan joined LAZ Parking in 2009. He leads the charge on Innovation and digital technology initiatives at LAZ. With his broad parking experience and strong technical and creative background, he is responsible for making LAZ the industry leader in client facing technologies like online payments and frictionless parking.
Jeffrey Sanders joined LAZ Parking in 2018 as Regional Vice President of New York and New Jersey. He is responsible for overseeing and expanding LAZ’s market share throughout the region. Jeff has over 10 years of experience in developing and mentoring his team, implementing successful sales initiatives, and growing his region through new business opportunities.
Eric joined LAZ Parking in 2007 as the Regional Vice President for New York and New Jersey, and he is responsible for all daily parking operations at owned, leased and managed parking facilities. He also spearheads the region’s business development, implementation and transition of new contracts in addition to overseeing all staff and client relations.
Eric started his career as a valet attendant and has worked in multiple front-line and senior management positions in the parking industry. His past responsibilities have included revenue enhancement strategies, marketing, finance, operations, HR and technology advancements.
Since 2007, Eric and his team have established the LAZ brand in the New York/New Jersey market, growing to more than 425 employees and 140 locations. The company has lease and management contracts with clients such as the Port Authority, MTA Metro-North Railroad, Bank of America, the Hudson County (NJ) Improvement Authority, Ivy Realty, Forest City, and Mack-Cali.
Eric earned his master’s degree in management from the New Jersey Institute of Technology after obtaining a bachelor’s degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
John Svendblad began his parking career in 1997 as an attendant for a valet company in Boston, while earning his college degree. He ambitiously took on ownership and management of the company before merging its successful operations with LAZ Parking in 2008. As Regional Vice President, John led the efforts to establish and grow LAZ Parking’s presence in the Los Angeles market.
Jared Svendsen began working for LAZ Parking's West Coast Division in 1997 as a front-line valet while attending San Diego State University. After graduation, he went on to work for a national real estate trust, where he gained experience in all facets of Property Management. During his 20 year career with LAZ he has worked at all levels of management and has been involved with the planning, implementation, and management of the region’s largest operations.
Georgi Taja joined LAZ Parking in 2007 as Senior Vice President after an extensive career with an international parking company where he served in various management, operational, and leadership roles. Since 1988, Georgi has gained experience in airport parking operations, mixed-use facility management, hotel valet, stadium and event management, on-street meter collections, and enforcement and shuttle operations.
Cornelius “Corny” Thompson joined LAZ Parking in 1999 as the Director of Operations for the Connecticut region. During his tenure, he led LAZ Parking’s Maintenance Systems Division and managed all contracted services, including parking facility repairs and maintenance, while overseeing all capital improvements. He also was responsible for managing the southern region of Connecticut, including Rentschler Field in East Hartford.
Christopher has been a leader in the parking industry since 1996 and started his career with LAZ Parking as a Regional Vice President who successfully expanded our Mid-Atlantic presence. He has worked in markets located in Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
He is currently based in Miami and responsible for premier Florida properties in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Jacksonville, Orlando, Daytona, St. Augustine and Naples.
His vast experience in business development activities and operational management encompasses Class A office buildings, hospitals, hotels, stadiums and airports. He also has conducted due diligence activities for numerous acquisitions and privatization deals.
Christopher graduated from LaGrange College with a degree in business administration.