J. Deon Bender, P.E. is Director of Operations for the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Region of Walker Parking Consultants, the largest consulting firm devoted solely to parking. His focus is on assisting developers and municipalities improve the parking experience within all types of developments. With over 15 years of professional experience, he has been involved in various phases of many projects including, structural design and functional design for both new design and retrofit projects. His experience as a consultant includes evaluating, planning, and recommending solutions to parking issues around the country and abroad.