NPA Announces National Leaders of Parking Education Steering Committee Parking Pros Collaborate to Build Extensive Professional Development Program

April 18, 2016


NPA Announces National Leaders of Parking Education Steering Committee
Parking Pros Collaborate to Build Extensive Professional Development Program


Washington, DC (April 18, 2016)—The National Parking Association (NPA) recently announced the formation of the NPA National Education Committee. The members of the NPA National Education Committee serve as subject advisors, training, human resources and matter experts on parking, transportation, technology and business. The NPA National Education Committee supports NPA’s education strategy and provides insight on topics important to the parking community, identifies knowledge gaps and steers the association’s professional development programming.


Since its inception, the Committee launched NPA’s first online certificate, focusing on human resources and is preparing to release the second on safety and security this spring. A third addressing emergency preparedness is in development for this summer. The Committee also played an integral role in planning the education program for the NPA 2016 Convention and Expo, being held September 19–22 in Atlanta, GA.

The committee is comprised of professionals from various sectors of the parking industry, holding myriad professional credentials. Each member, listed below, brings unique expertise and parking knowledge to the committee:

· Kathy Phillips, CIC, CPP, Alliant Insurance Services, Inc., Chair
· Stephanie Barnes, MA, LAZ Parking
· Brett Bodenan, MBA, Park N’ Fly
· Andi Campbell, MS, CPLP, LAZ Parking
· Peer Ghent, City of Los Angeles
· Tom Hartley, MBA, Florida International University
· Jerry Marcus, The Parking Advisory Group
· Marcia Nelson, MBA, ABM Parking
· Vicki Pero, SPHR, The Marlyn Group
· TJ Schmaltz, LLB, BCL, CHRP, Impark

“NPA’s education strategy centers on delivering high value education, programs and services, enabled by technology for the betterment of the parking & transportation industry,” said NPA President Christine Banning, MA, CAE. She added, “This national steering committee of dedicated professionals will help develop relevant, performance focused learning that helps parking professionals develop as leaders and deliver on operating performance excellence through best practices, standards and lifelong learning and credentialing.”

NPA’s comprehensive education program includes both in-person and online experiences. This month it will launch the first of several certificate programs focusing on human resources. In the online certificate program, participants will learn how to effectively hire, orient, train and motivate employees through three learning modules: Hire Smart, Build Your Bench and Train to Culture. Courses will be available at


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.