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Dane Grey

President, Elite Parking Services of America, Inc.

 

Dane Grey is the President of Elite Parking Services of America, which specializes in parking and transportation management services for municipalities and urban markets, airports, and hospitals. They employ over 300 employees across the east coast of the United States. He founded Elite Parking while at Jacksonville University in 2007, known then as Elite Valet. In 2010, the name was changed to Elite Parking to encompass more parking services and the company began managing operations along the entire east coast of the U.S.  

 

In 2015, Mr. Grey led the Elite Parking team to the development of the first ever industry-recognized, cloud-based parking concept, an automated method to managing employees, reducing operational cost, and increasing personnel productivity all through a mobile and web-based application known as eTrac. Elite Parking was the recipient of the 2015 Governor’s Business Ambassador Award, given to companies that create jobs and technology innovation throughout the State. With this concept, Elite Parking will be the first truly automated parking provider in the United States. Mr. Grey possesses over 14 years experience in transportation.  

 

Mr. Grey’s community involvement has given him the opportunity to sit on many boards. He is a gubernatorial appointee to the Transportation Commission for the State of Florida. A Mayoral appointee to the Downtown Investment Authority Board. Vice Chair for the Delores Weaver Policy Center, and a current Board Member for the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Grey is an active member of YPO (Young Presidents Organization), a worldwide organization of CEO and company presidents.

 

He is a new and proud father to Ms. Alana Elaine Grey born in April of 2017. In 2016, Mr. Grey participated in the Jacksonville's Dancing with the Stars event and tied for last place at the judges table. Not his proudest moment, but he had a blast participating and more importantly raising money to benefit the Jacksonville Children's Chorus.

 

Additionally, Mr. Grey has attained personal accolades, such as the Jacksonville Business Journal’s Top 40 under 40, The Governor’s Young Entrepreneur Award, and the Jacksonville University Aviation Management Student of the Year. Mr. Grey’s educational background encompasses a BS from Jacksonville University, and an MBA from Delta State University. Mr. Grey is a 2014 graduate of Jacksonville’s Leadership JAX class of 2014 (the best class), and a holding receipt of the proven best class pin.