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John E. “Jed” Hatfield, CPP – President
Jed Hatfield is responsible for Colonial’s operations in the Wilmington, Delaware and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania areas.
Mr. Hatfield has hands-on experience in the parking industry, having grown up with the company. Experienced with design and construction review as well as initial implementation of parking control systems, he has been actively involved in the design, construction and openings of several major garages. In addition to opening of new facilities, he is responsible for the daily management of Colonial’s facilities. He is also responsible for the development and implementation of Colonial’s constantly evolving policies and operations, rooted in the traditional standards of courtesy, fairness and consideration while maintaining their relevance with the current advantages technology.
Mr. Hatfield plays an active role in the parking industry and is a Past Chairman of the National Parking Association (NPA); Member of International Parking Institute (IPI); and a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Locally, Mr. Hatfield serves on the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Recognizing the critical link between parking and real estate, Mr. Hatfield is also the President of the Committee of 100, an economic development organization, Wilmington, Delaware; an Executive Committee Member of the Wilmington Renaissance Corporation; an Executive Committee Member of Downtown Visions, Wilmington’s Business Improvement District (BID); and a member of the Commercial-Industrial Realty Council in Wilmington, Delaware.
Active in the community, Mr. Hatfield is the founding Co-Chair of the Crozer-Chester Foundation Professional Group; a Member of the Board of Directors of Artisans Bank; and a member of the Caesar Rodney Rotary Club.
Richard G. “Dick” Hatfield – Founder & Chairman of the Board
Dick Hatfield founded Colonial Parking, Inc. in 1956 with one parking lot in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Nine years after that humble beginning, he established Colonial’s operation in Wilmington, Delaware, where the company is currently headquartered. Mr. Hatfield has developed Colonial and continues to manage the regional organization, which has been created by his more than fifty years of dedication.
During his tenure in the parking management business, Mr. Hatfield has been a leader in the industry. He is a past President of the National Parking Association (NPA) and continues to serve on the NPA’s National Leadership Advisory Board.
Recognizing a vital parking climate requires a vital economic climate, Mr. Hatfield is a past President of the Committee of 100 in Wilmington, Delaware, an organization dedicated to the economic growth of the community.
In addition to Mr. Hatfield’s activity within the parking industry he is also active in a variety of community organizations, including past Chairman of Elwyn Institute, a non-profit organization providing employment opportunities, training and education for people with disabilities; former member of the Board of Directors of Artisans Bank; and a member of the Rotary Club of Wilmington. His extensive community involvement illustrates Mr. Hatfield’s commitment to the community, which has contributed to making Colonial Parking, Inc. the success that it is today.
In addition to his philanthropic endeavors, Mr. Hatfield has also been recognized for his entrepreneurial spirit. He has been a guest lecturer at the University of Delaware’s Entrepreneurship program, presenting his story and that of Colonial Parking’s development from that single lot in Allentown, PA to a regional organization spanning from Philadelphia to Washington. Mr. Hatfield also addressed a group of Delaware State Chamber of Commerce members as guest speaker at a Leadership Luncheon.
Chris Hankins, CPP – Vice President of Operations
Chris Hankins joined Colonial in 2007 and is responsible for Colonial’s overall operation in Wilmington, Delaware. This includes forty facilities ranging in size from 20-space parking lots to 1,300-space garages.
Mr. Hankins joined the Colonial team with an extensive parking management background gained in a variety of markets over more than ten years. Starting in Columbus, Ohio, Mr. Hankins began his parking career as a Valet Parking Manager, responsible for the management of a valet service at an upscale mall. Over the years Mr. Hankins has gained valuable experience managing significant parking operations like the Foxtown Entertainment District in Detroit, Michigan, consisting of 31 surface lots and 2 garages and the 17,438 parking spaces at the Philadelphia sports complex.
As a member of the Colonial team Mr. Hankins’ experience provide valuable input into the quality of Colonial’s overall operations. His consistent improvements to our strict standards of cleanliness, safety and revenue control have helped Colonial maintain the highest level of service and accountability to our clients.
In his pursuit of quality parking management services, Mr. Hankins led the management team at Colonial through the National Parking Association’s (NPA) Certified Parking Professional (CPP) accreditation program. Mr. Hankins, along with the rest of the Colonial management team, worked through a rigorous program developed and administered by the NPA that requires candidates to complete an extensive course of study and an examination to achieve the CPP designation.
Mr. Hankins plays an active role in the parking industry and is currently a Board Member of the Mid-Atlantic Parking Association (MAPA), a regional association that provides a mutual support network and environment for the parking professional members.
Joseph “Joe” Nadel, CPA – Vice President of Finance
Joe brings over 15 years of tax, accounting and finance expertise to his position as Vice President-Finance for Colonial Parking and our affiliated companies. In his current role, Joe is responsible for leading the accounting and information technology teams at Colonial. Additionally, he works closely with leadership helping to develop Colonial’s strategic vision and goals.
Prior to joining Colonial, Joe spent nearly a decade in public accounting where he worked as an Audit and Tax Manager, with the majority of his experience gained in Philadelphia office of Grant Thornton, LLP. After public accounting, Joe spent nearly a decade in a couple of industries for privately held companies as Controller. Most recently, Joe spent a few years working for a public agency as the Assistant Director of Finance. These varied work experiences have equipped Joe to handle the variety of financial matters that Colonial and our clients are faced with every day. Among Joe’s key skills are Financial Statement audit and preparation, Budgeting and Forecasting, and Financial Analysis.
Joe is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) the Delaware Society of Certified Public Accountants (DSCPA), National Parking Association (NPA), International Parking Institute (IPI), Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and his local community, volunteering as a coach in various youth sports activities
Madeleine Tucker – Controller
Madeleine Tucker is responsible for Colonial’s accounting and administrative functions in the Wilmington, Delaware and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania areas.
Joining the Colonial team in 2009, Ms. Tucker brought a substantial background in accounting. Ms. Tucker has a Master’s in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Widener University. She worked at the Port of Wilmington for twenty-years before coming to Colonial, starting her career as the Payroll Manager. Her hard work, dedication and strong management skills were quickly identified giving Ms. Tucker the opportunity to advance to the position of Senior Accountant and then Controller. She also served as Treasurer, Trustee for the 401K plan, a member of the Strategic Planning Committee, the Safety Committee and the Committee for Change.
Ms. Tucker’s input as part of the Colonial management team can be seen throughout our back office operations. She has improved Colonial’s accounting and administrative functions and continually strives to enhance processes and create efficiencies in the accounting and customer service departments. In 2013, Ms. Tucker played a lead role in implementing a New Financial Management System (Great Plains) providing the Colonial Management team the ability to access financial information from any location at any time and detailed information on any account.
Ms. Tucker is responsible for the monthly financial statement reporting to owners of all locations, identifying and explaining any variances, and working with Vice President of Operations to prepare annual budgets for all locations.