National Parking Association Honors Roy Carter with Harwood Leadership & Legends Award
Chairman of Toledo Ticket Company and Former NPA Board Director
Washington, DC (February 4, 2016)— Yesterday, the National Parking Association (NPA) honored Roy Carter of The Toledo Ticket Company with the parking industry’s highest honor, the Brett Harwood Leadership & Legends Award. The award was presented to Carter at the NPA Winter Leadership Forum. This prestigious national honor recognizes lifelong leadership, excellence and integrity.
“The NPA Board of Directors selected Carter as the 2016 honoree for his industry advocacy, dedication to industry education, and focus on building networks among parking peers throughout the industry,” said NPA President Christine Banning, MA, CAE. Banning added, “Roy Carter has been a lifelong champion of the parking industry. His ability to rally the industry and build ongoing support for parking education, industry scholarships and support of the Parking Industry Institute are hallmarks of his leadership.”
Carter is a long-time member of NPA, having served on the board and as chair of the NPA Supplier Committee for more than 20 years. He was the first industry supplier to serve on the Executive Committee of the NPA Board of Directors. During his tenure on the Board, Carter was an advocate for parking industry education, networking and the value of building a strong and vibrant parking industry in all sectors.
His lifelong industry leadership, support and advocacy have helped advance the parking profession. He is a member of the Ohio Parking Association, where he served on the board, and of the Michigan Parking Association.
Carter joined The Toledo Ticket Co. in 1960 following his tour of duty with the United States Navy. In the 1970s, Carter became president of the firm. Today, he serves as Chairman and CEO alongside two of his sons, who operate the company.
About the Award: The Board of Directors of NPA established the Brett Harwood Leadership & Legends Award in 2013 to honor lifetime achievement in parking industry leadership. Carter is the third recipient of the award and was honored February 4th at the association’s Winter Leadership Forum.
About NPA: The National Parking Association is the nation’s leading parking trade group advancing the interests of the private and public sector in parking technology, sustainable mobility, certification, advocacy, research and education. Founded in 1951, NPA has more than 2,400 members and represents all segments of the parking industry. Online at WeAreParking.org.