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Brian Favela, executive director of parking and transportation, begins duties
February 29, 2016Tweet
Vice President for Student Affairs Brian Rose announces that Brian Favela has been hired as the new executive director of parking and transportation services for campus, effective Feb. 15. Favela was previously the senior director of parking operations and transportation at the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical center with over 7.5 million visitors each year, in Houston, Texas.
At Texas Medical Center, Favela was responsible for 20 parking garages, 20 surface parking lots and 10 fixed transportation routes. Favela also introduced new technology and software to streamline parking processes and improve the customer experience, including the development of the center’s new parking and transportation mobile application.
“Binghamton was very fortunate to find Brian Favela, who brings with him not only a rich set of experiences from a complex transportation system at the Texas Medical Center in Houston, but also a national profile in the industry through his involvement in professional associations,” said Rose. “It became apparent that we could benefit from transportation planning expertise to best respond to our evolving needs and circumstances. Creating the position of executive director of parking and transportation was a logical and necessary next step.”
“I am very excited to join the Binghamton University community,” Favela said. “Binghamton University is a premier, higher-learning institute, and the future growth of this campus is what attracted me to the campus.”
Favela earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Colorado Technical University and his MBA and MA in management and leadership from Liberty University. He is a U.S. Army veteran with over 20 years of operation and customer service experience, having served as a combat medic and nurse at Fort Hood, Texas, the White House, the Pentagon and the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe. “My time spent in the United States Army as a medical specialist taught me to be a servant leader,” Favela said. “All of my professional experience has been in the service industry. I am very passionate about this industry.”
Favela’s goal is to partner with Binghamton University leaders to provide services on campus that will better serve students, faculty and staff. “I am also eager to grow with Binghamton University as it develops the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Johnson City, as well as strengthen the strategic direction for the future of parking and transportation,” Favela said.
Prior to his work at Texas Medical Center, Favela managed multiple valet and hotel locations for seven years for Ace Parking Management, Inc. in San Diego, and also worked at the University of San Diego, managing all parking enforcement, citation appeals and collections.
Favela is an active board member for the Campus Parking and Transportation Association.