ParkingExec Awards Recognize Excellence & Achievement in Parking Industry Winners of ParkingExec’s Inaugural Awards Program Represent the Future of Parking

August 31, 2015


CHICAGO, AUG. 31, 2015 – Today at the National Parking Association (NPA) Annual Convention, parking industry online publication ParkingExec announced the winners of its inaugural ParkingExec Awards program. Highlighting parking professionals who demonstrate innovation, experimentation, and use of technology within the parking industry, the award recipients are champions of change within their companies, working to keep parking competitive with alternate forms of transportation.

The 2015 ParkingExec Award winners:
Jerry Skillett, CEO of Citizens Parking, has been selected for the Innovator Award due to his adoption of industry-changing technology that has had a material impact on his company.
Vincent Raguseo, Senior Vice President of Marketing at SP+ Corporation, has been selected for the Online Marketer Award, due to his ability to leverage online marketing best practices to the fullest.
Chris DeChillo, District Manager for Towne Park, has been recognized for the Rising Star Award for showing a passion for innovative business strategies and technology, while promoting positive transformation within his company at an early stage in his career.

“The adoption of mobile and e-commerce technologies is currently revolutionizing the parking industry,” said Mark Lawrence, co-founder of ParkingExec and co-founder and CEO of SpotHero. “These individuals are actively participating in this revolution and we can’t wait to see the continued impact it will have on the future of parking.”

The winners of the ParkingExec Awards will receive a feature in the next ParkingExec newsletter and print edition. They will also be invited to attend an exclusive networking event attended by other award winners and the founders of ParkingExec.

Mark Lawrence will also be recognized at the NPA Convention as part of NPA’s inaugural 40 Under 40 class.

SpotHero, the leading parking marketing company and publisher of ParkingExec, recently received $20 million in Series B funding, bringing the amount of capital raised to $27 million. The company will use the investment to accelerate marketing efforts to drive increased business to their current and future partners. SpotHero also plans to expand efforts on the West Coast, explore strategic relationships and hire 25 new positions in Chicago, New York City and San Francisco.

SpotHero currently offers more than 1,500 locations in major metro areas including New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Boston and most recently New Orleans, Baltimore and Denver. To learn more about the company, visit booth #526 at the NPA Convention.

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About SpotHero
SpotHero is the leading online parking marketing company helping parking operators with inventory management and revenue controls. When operators have unsold spots, SpotHero helps fill them by marketing to a network of drivers via its mobile app and website. SpotHero streamlines operations for parking operators by removing cash and manual processes from the equation. Drivers use SpotHero’s app and website to find, reserve and pay for parking. Parking operators who work with SpotHero see more revenue, reduced costs and happier customers. Visit