Paul Wessel is the Executive Director of the Green Parking Council, a national 501(c)(3) organization developing and dispersing green parking practices through certification and credentialing programs, open-sourced standards, professional leadership and educational development and training. GPC works at the intersection of parking, green building, clean technology, renewable energy, smart grid infrastructure, urban planning and sustainable mobility. Wessel previously served as the Director of Traffic and Parking for the City of New Haven as well as a board member of the New Haven Parking Authority and the Greater New Haven Transit District. Under his leadership, the City introduced new electric vehicle shuttle buses, upgraded parking enforcement and meter technology and dramatically increased parking revenue. He currently sits on the board of the Greater New Haven Clean Cities Coalition. Wessel has extensive experience in legislative and community advocacy, foundation and non-profit engagement in community development and municipal economic development. He holds a M.S. in Urban Policy Analysis and Management from New School University and a B.A. in History from Wesleyan University.