Mr. Biggs became a director in June 2004 and serves as chairman of the company's audit committee. Mr. Biggs was a consultant for Deloitte Consulting, a professional services firm that provides assurance and advisory, tax and management consulting services, from 1968 until his retirement in November 2002. At Deloitte, he held various management positions, including National Director of Strategy Services for Deloitte's strategy arm and chairman of Deloitte/Holt Value Associates. He has served as a director of Qwest Communications International Inc. since April 2004 and is a member of their audit committee, governance committee and is chair of the finance committee. Mr. Biggs earned his B.S. degree in Industrial Management from Kent State University
Ms. Garrison became a director in June 2004 and serves as chairperson of the company's nominating and corporate governance committee. She was president of Pitney Bowes Business Services from 1999 to 2004. In her 27 years with Pitney Bowes, Ms. Garrison held a series of positions with increasing responsibilities, including vice president of operations, and vice president of finance and chief financial officer. She is a director and member of the corporate governance committee and chairperson of the finance committee of The Kaman Corporation. She is a director of Tenet Healthcare and is a member of Tenet's quality, compliance & ethics committee and nominating & governance committee. She received her B.S. degree in Accounting from Rollins College in 1983 and her M.B.A. degree from the Florida Institute of Technology in 1986.
Mr. Halpern became a director in October 2012 in connection with the Standard Parking / Central Parking merger. He is currently the Chief Investment Officer of Versa Capital Management, LLC, a private investment firm based in Philadelphia and an affiliate of certain of company stockholders. Mr. Halpern has served Versa Capital Management, LLC and its predecessors in various capacities since 1995, including as a member of Versa Capital Management, LLC’s investment and management committees. Prior to joining Versa Capital Management LLC, Mr. Halpern was the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Consolidated Vision Group. Mr. Halpern is a member of the board of directors of various privately-held companies. Mr. Halpern earned his B.A. from Reed College, and his juris doctor from Stanford Law School.
Mr. Roath became a director in June 2004 and the non-executive chairman of the board of directors in October, 2009. He also serves as chairman of the company's compensation committee. He has been chairman of the advisory board to L.E.K. Consulting, a shareholder-value consulting firm, since May 1997. Mr. Roath retired as chief financial officer of RJR Nabisco, Inc. in April 1997, where he worked since September 1990. He has been a director of the InterDigital Communications Corporation since May 1997 and is chairman of the finance committee and a member of the executive committee. Mr. Roath also is a member of the advisory board of the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. He received his B.S. degree in Accounting and Economics from the University of Maryland in 1966 and is a CPA in New York.
Mr. Roberts became a director in April 2010. He is the CEO and founder of Westside Holdings, LLC, a brand development company. Mr. Roberts is the former president and chief operating officer of Global McDonald's Corporation, and before assuming this position in November 2004, his previous positions at McDonald's Corporation included Chief Executive Officer—McDonald's USA during 2004; President—McDonald's USA from 2001 to 2004; and President, West Division—McDonald's USA from 1997 to 2001. Mr. Roberts has served as a director of W.W. Grainger since 2006 and is a member of the board affairs and nominating committee and the compensation committee. Mr. Roberts has also served as a director of Qwest Communications International Inc. since 2009 and is a member of the compensation & human resources committee and nominating & corporate governance committee. He also serves on the board of directors of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Mr. Roberts received his B.A. degree in Sociology in 1973 from Loyola University of Chicago.
Mr. Ward became a director in October 2012 in connection with the Standard Parking / Central Parking merger. He is an Operating Partner of Kohlberg & Co., LLC, a private investment firm based in Mount Kisco, New York, a position he has held since 2009. From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Ward served as a managing director and chairman of the Chicago office of Lazard Freres & Co. Previously, Mr. Ward served as the President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of The ServiceMaster Company from 2001 to 2006. From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Ward was President and Chief Operating Officer of R.R. Donnelly & Sons Company. Mr. Ward is a member of the boards of directors of Hillshire Brands, KAR Auction Services, Inc., and Hub Group Inc., as well as various privately-held companies. Mr. Ward earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire and has completed the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.
Mr. Warshauer became a director in 2013. A third-generation member of the Warshauer family that started Standard Parking in 1929, Mr. Warshauer has been active with the company since 1963. He became Standard Parking’s president and chief executive officer in 1973. Since retiring from Standard Parking in 2001, Mr. Warshauer has served in a consulting capacity to the company. Parking facilities with which Mr. Warshauer has been associated have won awards from the International Parking Institute for design excellence eleven times since 1985. In 2011, the new Greenway Self Park in Chicago won two Awards of Excellence: one for Architectural Achievement and the other for Best Design for a parking facility with fewer than 800 spaces. Mr. Warshauer received his M.B.A. degree from Northwestern University in 1963, and his B.S. degree in Finance from the University of Illinois in 1962.
James A. Wilhelm
President, CEO and Director
Mr. Wilhelm has served as our president since September 2000 and as our chief executive officer and a director since October 2001. Previously, Mr. Wilhelm served as executive vice president—operations since March 1998, and as senior executive vice president and chief operations officer from September 1999 to August 2000. Mr. Wilhelm joined the Company in 1985, initially managing parking facilities in the Company's Chicago division and ultimately becoming responsible for the Company's Midwest and Western Regions, which included parking facilities in Chicago and sixteen other cities throughout the United States and Canada. Mr. Wilhelm received his B.A. degree from Northeastern Illinois University in 1976.
Gordon H. Woodward
Mr. Woodward was elected to the board in October 2012 in connection with the Standard Parking / Central Parking merger. He has been the Chief Investment Officer of Kohlberg & Co., LLC, a private investment firm located in Mount Kisco, New York, since 2010, and has served Kohlberg & Co. LLC in various other capacities since 1996. Prior to joining Kohlberg & Co., LLC, Mr. Woodward was with James D. Wolfensohn Inc. Mr. Woodward is a member of the boards of directors of Bauer Performance Sports Ltd. and BioScrip, Inc. as well as various privately-held companies. Mr. Woodward received his A.B. from Harvard College.
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