NPA Announces New Leadership of Prestigious Parking Consultants Council
Washington, DC (February 25, 2016)—The National Parking Association (NPA) inaugurated new leadership for its elite Parking Consultants Council (PCC) at last week’s PCC 2016 Annual Meeting in Tampa, Fla. The following parking professionals will serve on the executive team of the PCC in 2016 and 2017:
- Chair: Jerry Marcus, president and owner, The Parking Advisory Group
- Vice-Chair: John Purinton, P.E., SE, principal, Watry Design Inc.
- Secretary: Adam Cochran, P.E., vice president, Kimley-Horn and Associates
Jerry Marcus formed The Parking Advisory Group in February of 2012 after spending 13 years as the executive director and practice leader for a nationally recognized multidiscipline design firm. Before that he spent more than 20 years in parking management, including Vice President and Director of Business Development for a national parking management firm. In all, Jerry has been in the parking industry nearly 40 years. Mr. Marcus has authored numerous articles for parking and industry publications including: Parking, Parking Today, The Parking Professional, Stadia, Pan Stadia, InterTraffic World and Passenger Terminal World. In Addition, Jerry was the author of the Introduction to the Urban Land Institute’s Dimensions of Parking fifth addition as well as, the first chapter on the newly published Sustainability of Parking first addition, jointly by, The National Parking Association and International Parking Institute. In his role of PCC Chair, Mr. Marcus represents the group on NPA’s Board of Directors.
John Purinton, P.E., SE, a principal for Watry Design, Inc., has been creating parking solutions for over 25 years. A licensed engineer in 8 states who is responsible for the design of over 125 parking projects, he leads the design build vertical for the firm. In addition to ensuring that each project’s structural solution effectively integrates with the parking layout and architectural design, John continues to investigate innovative structural solutions to our client’s problems. This is a vital role when considering the structural system usually accounts for 60 to 70% of the project construction cost. As an active member of the Parking Consultant’s Council, John contributed to several chapters of the latest edition of The Dimensions of Parking and has both written and spoken on design build delivery and the cost of structured parking. He is a California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo alumni with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering.
Adam Cochran, P.E. has served as a structural engineer with Kimley Horn and Associates for nearly 17 years. He currently serves as a vice president for the civil engineering firm. Mr. Cochran received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Clemson University. This is his second two-year term as secretary for the PCC.
About PCC: The NPA Parking Consultants Council (PCC), formed in 1972, is the prestigious, peer-reviewed group of vetted parking consultants with a substantial body of work experience and references within the parking industry. The Council is comprised of architects, engineers and parking management consultants. The PCC fosters information sharing on standards, regulations and trends that impact parking construction, management and operations. It develops best practices and technical educational manuals on parking industry topics. This is an opportunity for members to gain recognition for themselves and their firms, and establish their expertise on leading parking industry issues. WeAreParking.org/PCC
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 2,500 members and represents all facets of the parking industry. WeAreParking.org