Leadership Spotlight on Joe LoGiudice
Joe LoGiudice was raised in the South Bay area of Los Angeles. He moved to San Diego in 2013 to join the ACE Parking team. He is ACE’s Director of Operations and is responsible for oversight of parking operations throughout San Diego County.
In BOMA San Diego, Joe serves as the Programs & Seminars Committee co-chairperson. His committee is responsible for planning and executing our luncheon programs and educational seminars throughout the year.
We asked Joe a few questions about being a leader.
Here’s what he had to say:
BOMA San Diego: How would you describe your leadership style?
Joe: I would describe it as a collaborative, diplomatic style. My goal has always been to empower my employees, but also to be there for them for leadership, guidance, and support. I want my team to feel like they can always reach out to me with their questions. I also like to try to put employees in positions where they can use their strengths within the organization and grow within the company. I am patient and like to encourage while teaching/mentoring employees. I am always happy when I see employees grow personally, as well as professionally.
BOMA San Diego: What motivated you to volunteer for a leadership position in our organization?
Joe: I have always taken on those types of roles to give back to the community. For example, I was always involved in student government growing up, and I now am on the HOA board at my home community, because I feel that my point of view brings a lot to the table with almost 25 years of management experience in the parking/property industry. Also, joining a leadership position in BOMA is a natural extension of what I do every day in my role at Ace Parking.
BOMA San Diego: How has your experience in BOMA helped your professional development, and how do you express your achievements/skills learned to your leadership at Ace Parking?
Joe: It has been great for me to interact with others in the community to learn different leadership styles and it has been good for learning about the different industries here in San Diego. I have gleaned from others at BOMA to strengthen my leadership skills at ACE.
BOMA San Diego: What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced as a BOMA leader and how did you overcome it?
Joe: When the chair of our committee went out on maternity leave, I took on the chair role solely. During her absence, I had to work closely with the other committee members to continue the success our committee has seen. We all worked together, and every member of the P&S Committee was vital throughout this period of time.
BOMA San Diego: Who/what is your leadership inspiration and why?
Joe: I do not have one particular person I aspire to be like. I have met and read about many amazing leaders in my career, so I like to think I take a little bit of good from each leader I meet or read about.
BOMA San Diego: What’s one professional skill you’re working on?
Joe: Public speaking. It is one area that no matter how much I practice, that I still have a tough time doing.
BOMA San Diego: What do you think is most important in creating a positive culture?
Joe: Empowering the staff so that they take pride and ownership in their role within the organization. It is also important in this day and time to be more aware of making everyone within the organization feel comfortable and to have an inclusive working environment.
BOMA San Diego: You co-chair one of our most active committees – Programs & Seminars. Give us your elevator pitch. Why should our members join your committee?
Joe: It is a great committee to meet other leaders within the organization, including property managers. You become close to those you collaborate with, and we are responsible for the subject matter of the programs that all members attend.
BOMA San Diego: How do you define success?
Joe: As a leader, success to me is to lead a cohesive team where employees are happy to come to work, and they feel heard and empowered to give their best every day. Success for me personally is not just about financial success, it is about leaving a positive impact on those around me every day. At Ace Parking, we like to say: "We see the people, not the cars". This is so true, and at the end of the day, it is all about how we have treated and inspired others.