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Reginald Randolph promoted to run Houston First parking

Houston • April 21, 2015

HOUSTON - Reginald D. Randolph, a fixture in Houston First’s Theater District Parking facilities for more than two decades, has been promoted to the top spot at the 3,400-car garage in the heart of downtown Houston.
He succeeds Lannie Lesher, who retired in February after 24 years as director of parking.
“This is a well-deserved promotion for Reginald,” said Mario Ariza, chief operating officer for Houston First Theaters. “We were fortunate that he and Lannie worked hand-in-glove for so many years. Reginald knows every corner of this huge garage better than his own house.”
Ariza said Randolph’s understanding of today’s parking technologies and trends in commuting has long been his strong suit.
“Reginald’s first task was to oversee the installation of our new T2 parking equipment,” Ariza said. “Our customers will quickly come to appreciate what this new infrastructure will mean in terms of speed entering and exiting the garage system.”
Randolph is a Houston native with an accounting degree from Sam Houston State University. He has been employed by Houston First and its predecessor organizations since 1990.
“Reginald’s appointment speaks to the continuity in management that we have here at Houston First,” said Dawn Ullrich, president and CEO of Houston First. “We are able to plug in a 25-year man with great institutional knowledge and move forward without missing a beat.”
Among high points in Randolph’s long career to date include his efforts to restore the garage after the floods from Tropical Storm Allison in 2001. In fact, Randolph is remembered by some co-workers as a dedicated employee who swam in and out of the flooded garage to preserve vital pieces of technology equipment.