T2 has some of the brightest minds in the parking industry, and each employee brings a unique set of talents and experiences to the table. We thought you might like to learn more about these talented individuals. In our Employee Spotlight series, you’ll get to know one employee each month. This month we talked to Victor Hill, a former T2 customer who recently joined T2 as an Account Manager.
Where did you grow up?
I lived in South Carolina for 20 years from age 8 through my mid-20s. My father was in the Navy, so we moved six times before I was 8 years old, enjoying exotic locales such as Iceland and Mississippi.
How did you end up in the parking industry?
I'm a spousal hire. My wife was recruited by University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and there was an opening for a Parking and Transportation Services Manager – then a new position. The Chief of Police and I got along really well, and I was hired out of the Florida Forest Service.
What are some parking-related roles that you've had in your career?
I started as a Manager, but was promoted three times during my tenure at UWL, eventually becoming Director of the department after I obtained my CAPP credential. I've served on several IPMI committees, including Safety and Security, Sustainability, the Accessible Parking Coalition, and the Media Relations Task Force. I'm probably most known for my evangelism of license plate recognition through articles and presentations.
What drew you to joining the T2 team?
It's been said before and it's worth repeating: T2 employees are the reason people want to be here. I feel like I already have lots of friends at T2, and joining the team is like coming home, minus the crazy uncle – unless there's something you're not telling me...
What will you be doing as an Account Manager for T2?
My hope is that I can be an ombudsman/advocate for both the company and the customers. The benefit of being a recent customer is that it's easier for me to anticipate customer expectations and, ideally, find workable solutions. It helps that T2 has a great suite of products with exceptional people driving their development, and I can't wait to see how we can better help our customers.
What’s something that you think people don’t know about parking that you find interesting?
Parking requires a great deal of creativity. You need to be creative in managing spaces and facilities, but there are opportunities to make things look good, whether you're designing a permit, creating a sign, or customizing a Luke II. I love the change we made to UWL's Luke IIs from blue to maroon, and that creative touch is a part of parking I really enjoy.
What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I'm an award winning poet.