Well Deserved: March 2018


Congratulations!

 

 

Brian Watts is Colonial’s Newest Vice President and General Manager of Operations!

Brian has been with Colonial for 17 years, starting as a Senior Operations Manager in April 2001. He was transferred to NIH in 2003 and became the General Manager for the NIH contract in 2008. In 2015, he was brought back to DC to oversee the Georgetown properties. Now, as Vice President and General Manager, this portfolio has expanded to locations in Virginia, Maryland and DC.

Mark Terrenzi, Senior Vice President of Operations, says of Brian, “He is an industry veteran and a hard worker. He is extremely knowledgeable and completely comfortable in the office, in a garage and anywhere in between. Brian is certainly an asset to Colonial Parking.”

Congratulations Brian!

 

 


 

 

Haile Mestesalem is Promoted to Director of Insurance and Claims Management!

Haile has been with Colonial Parking for 32 years. He started in Operations as a Field Manager, then moved to our Risk Management department where he started as a Risk Analyst/Claims Adjuster. He was then promoted to Claims Manager and, subsequently, Senior Claims Manager. He is now our Director of Insurance and Claims Management.

Ron Peck, CFO, explains, “Haile has superior focus and a genuine commitment to teamwork. He is constantly working hard to service our customers, to safeguard the company’s assets and to elevate our awareness around safety issues. He works with great tenacity, vision, dedication and commitment.”

Congratulations Haile! 

 

 


 

 

Sam Mukasa is Promoted to Senior Claims Manager!

Sam started with Colonial Parking 20 years ago as a Field Auditor. He then moved to Operations where he worked as a Project Manager in Virginia. His next move was into Risk Management, where he has been moving up the ranks for approximately the past 10 years, making his way to Senior Claims Manager.

When asked of Sam’s work Haile Mestesalem, Senior Director of Insurance and Claims Management, says, “Oh, I don’t even know where to begin! He has been excellent all the way through. Sam is responsible, always on top of things and a quick learner.”

Congratulations Sam! 

 

 


 

 

Jessica Mathov is Promoted to Accounting Manager!

Jessica actually started with Colonial as a temporary employee and was hired as a full time Accountant four years ago. She was then quickly promoted to Senior Accountant, then Accounting Supervisor and now Accounting Manager.

Director of Accounting, Kay Stone, says of Jessica, “During her time with us, Jessica has continued to demonstrate her ability to lead the team on various projects while still keeping a focus on deadlines and compliance.  I know she will continue this into the future as Accounting Manager.”

Congratulations Jessica! 

 

 


 

Terris Gregory is Colonial’s Newest Project Manager!

Terris started with Colonial in 2008 working as a Ticket Inventory Clerk in our Auditing Department. He then became a Field Auditor and, in 2012, moved into Operations as an Assistant Project Manager for various locations, most recently Greensboro station. He is now putting his expertise to work as the Project Manager for the Remote Management Center.

Senior Manager of the RMC, Dexter Kolovat, explained, “Terris brings a wealth of institutional and operational knowledge to the RMC. His proven record as a trusted anchor at many of Colonial’s more complex operations brings me great confidence that he will make an immediate and lasting impact in his new role.”

Congratulations Terris! 

 


 

 

Yilikal Kebede is Colonial’s Newest Assistant Project Manager!

Yilikal started with Colonial in May 2016 as a valet driver at the Willard Hotel. In March 2017 he moved to lot 879, Tivoli Square, and was promoted to Shift Manager. He is now in our Assistant Project Manager Rover position overseeing locations in Crystal City and Alexandria.

Senior Operations Manager, Getachew Demssie, raved about Yilikal. “He is very dedicated and really looks out for the business. Tivoli Square is in a mostly residential area, so Yilikal had the idea to go to all the Air BnB locations in the neighborhood and talk to them about parking for their guests. This resulted in more monthlies and got the word out to the residents that we offer overnight parking. He is also a problem solver and had a great idea to resolve customer issues with validations that has been put in place.”

Congratulations Yilikal!

 

 


Welcome!

 

 

Elizabeth Pye joins us as Vice President of Business Development!

Elizabeth comes to Colonial with more than 15 years in the commercial real estate industry. Her experience includes both landlord and tenant representation firms; a full-service commercial real estate firm; a leading architecture firm; and, most recently, an Owners’ Representation/Project Management firm.

Her responsibilities have ranged from market research, marketing, and proposal management, to Customer Relationship Management (CRM) implementation, strategic positioning, and client management.

Welcome Elizabeth!

 

 

 


 

 

About Colonial Parking: Colonial Parking manages 280 plus parking locations in the Washington, DC area. We are dedicated to providing exceptional service to both our customers and clients, as well as hiring trusted and driven employees that exude our integrity and accountability. We would be happy to review your project, be it large or small.