Chief Executive Officer
Arthur Noriega is an executive with a strong background in construction, operations and urban development projects with over 19 years of parking industry experience. Mr. Noriega has headed the Miami Parking Authority since 1999. As Chief Executive Officer, he oversees all of the parking and enforcement operations in a major metropolitan city. Mr. Noriega also must act as a strong advocate in the promotion of public and private sector joint ventures, while maintaining an excellent working relationship with local elected and government officials as well as development authorities. He oversees a staff of 189 employees and an operation that generates well over $45 million in parking revenue. Mr. Noriega has been responsible for unprecedented revenue growth at the Authority, as well as the development of the City’s seven newly constructed public garages. Miami Parking Authority is currently engaged in the pre-development of two additional public/private joint venture developments within Miami’s Central Business District and another in Coconut Grove.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Noriega was vice president of development at The Carlisle Group, where he worked with local municipalities and Community Development Corporations (CDC’s) across the state to create urban development projects. Before that, he worked as Director of Planning and Development with the Authority.
An Economics graduate of the University of South Florida, with professional certifications from Tulane and Northwestern University, Mr. Noriega is a dedicated community leader and volunteer. Mr. Noriega serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and the South Florida Progress Foundation. He is a founding board member of Miami Exchange, Inc. He is a member of the Board of the Downtown Miami Partnership, the Miami Sports Advisory Board, the Council for Educational Change and a graduate of Leadership Florida’s 26th Class.
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Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Simpson joined MPA in February 2006. He was previously Director of Finance for the City of Miami. He joined the City in October 1998 as Assistant Finance Director. Before that, he served as Chief Accountant for the City of Winter Park, Florida. He also worked as an accounting manager and controller in private industry for a number of years. Mr. Simpson graduated from North Carolina State University with a B.A. in Accounting. He is licensed as a CPA in the state of North Carolina and is a member of the American and Florida Institutes of Certified Public Accountants as well as the Government Finance Officers’ Association of the United States and Canada.
CAPP, LEED AP, Chief Operations Officer
Ms. Argudin oversees all facets of Authority operations, including parking enforcement; lot and garage operations, signpost and meter installation; meter collection and maintenance; and facility maintenance. She joined MPA in September 2006 as Chief Development Officer and was named the Chief Operations Officer in September 2011.
Prior to joining Miami Parking Authority, Ms. Argudin spent fourteen years with the City of Miami. She served as Acting Director to the Department of Public Facilities, where she was responsible for overseeing the management and operation of the James L. Knight International Center, Orange Bowl Stadium, Manuel Artime Community Center, Coconut Grove Expo Center, Dinner Key Marina, Miamarina at Bayside, and Marine Stadium Marina. She earned both a Bachelor’s of Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration from Florida International University. She is a Leadership Miami graduate and a member of the Florida Parking Association and the International Parking Institute. She has also earned the LEED AP designation from the Green Building Certification Institute, signifying Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
Director of Information Technology
Mr. Espinosa has over 21 years of experience of management experience in Information Technology. Prior to joining the Miami Parking Authority, he served as the Director of Information Technology for the City of Pembroke Pines Charter School District, and acted as a technology consultant for a variety of companies like CompUSA and Burger King Corporation.
He is a graduate of the University of Florida.
Angela D. Hernandez
Director of Human Resources
Ms. Hernandez has over 15 years of experience in the field of Human Resources in both the public and private sectors. She has a Bachelor in Human Resources from St. Thomas University and she is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD).
Since joining MPA more than 10 years ago, Ms. Hernandez has led MPA through a dramatic shift in organizational strategy, working to create and implement innovative Human Resources programs and services. She is the leader for the HR function of our Agency; her role includes coaching, succession planning, human resource planning, recruitment and selection, job classification and compensation, performance measurement, recognition programs and conflict resolution.
Prior to joining MPA, she worked in the private sector as a Human Resources Professional, servicing and supporting over 27 clients in all aspects of Human Resources.
In addition to overseeing all of the HR duties, Ms. Hernandez has dedicated herself to bringing new employee benefits and events to the Authority; she organizes Employee Health Fairs, Company Picnics, Employee Appreciation Week, Holiday Party, and The Directors’ Team Building Retreat and co-chairs the Safety Committee, as well as many other beneficial programs and events.
Ms. Hernandez is a recognized expert in her field and has excelled in building a large team where individuals feel they belong to a family.
Mrs. Carmenates supervises MPA’s accounting functions. She is an experienced accounting professional with more than twenty years of service in the public and private sectors. She was a Manager with an audit, tax and advisory services firm, where she served a wide range of clients. Previously, she worked as assistant controller for a publicly held oil and gas company. She also worked in the audit practice of KPMG Peat Marwick in Miami.
Mrs. Carmenates is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of Florida. She is a graduate of Florida International University with a Bachelors of Accounting, and is also a member of the Florida Government Finance Officers Association.