Two Members of Premier Parking Chosen for National Parking Association’s 40 Under 40 Awards

August 02, 2021




Two Members of Premier Parking Chosen for National Parking Association’s 40 Under 40 Awards




NASHVILLE  – Premier Parking announced that two members of the Premier Parking team have earned recognition as part of the National Parking Association (NPA)’s 2021 40 Under 40 Class.


The Premier Parking recipients of this award are:

  • Mark Raymond, Seattle Area Director
  • Anthony Leone, CPP, Detroit Area Director

Premier Parking CEO Ryan Hunt commented on this year’s recipients, “We place a high value for the 40 Under 40 recognition within Premier and are thoughtful with our nominations each year. Anthony and Mark are two people that have proven their worth at Premier and we are pleased to find that our industry peers also see the value that these two people bring to parking.”


Both have excellent qualities that allow them to succeed and thrive in the parking industry.


Anthony’s nominator describes him as, “A professional who is patient, thoughtful, and understanding to his co-workers, clients, and customers. His excitement for the future of the parking industry is contagious and brings a level of optimism and positive energy to the work environment.”


Mark’s nominator wrote, “He’s a team player, a quick learner, results oriented, an excellent communicator, and the list goes on. When hiring for leaders in our company, I often try to find the next Mark Raymond because we’re not only better as a company, but as an industry with more people like Mark in it.”


The Young Leader’s Network will induct Mark and Anthony, along with the other Class of 2021 40 Under 40 award recipients, during this year’s NPA 2021 Convention and Expo taking place in Las Vegas from September 26-29.


Christine Banning, NPA’s President, described the 2021 Class of 40 Under 40 as, “The parking industry’s best and brightest young professionals, who are growing as leaders in the parking industry.”


Mark and Anthony join an elite group of individuals at Premier who have also received recognition in previous years including:

  • Ryan Chapman, Executive Chairman
  • Ryan Hunt, CEO
  • Lisa Sprouse, CPP, CMO
  • William Clay, COO
  • Owen Sanford, CPP, VP of Innovation and Technology
  • Hunter Kitchens, VP of General Counsel
  • Lora Pfeffer, VP of Healthcare
  • Christina Murray, CPP, RVP
  • Nate Sposato, VP of Healthcare Operations
  • Travis Jarrett, CPP, RVP
  • Joyia Russ, Area Director
  • Evan Pryor, CPP, RVP
  • James Timmons, CPP, RVP
  • Tommy Biondo, CPP, Senior Area Director
  • Lexi Oberg, CPP, Marketing Manager

To learn more about NPA’s 40 Under 40 program, visit


About Premier Parking

Premier Parking, founded in 2001 in Nashville, offers self-parking accommodations, valet and transportation services for commercial parking assets, hospitals, hotels and special events (private and public), and much more to offer full scope parking management services to businesses and asset owners throughout the country.


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Mark Raymond 


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Anthony Leone