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December 10, 2018










December 10, 2018– The Women in Parking Association, a premier organization focused on advancing and promoting women in the parking industry, announces its 2019 Leadership Board. The association received a significant number of applications for four open board positions. The WIP Leadership Board is expected to guide the vision of the association and shape the community surrounding the organization.



First-term members, making up the 2019-2020 WIP Board are:

  • Britney Cooper – Walter P Moore
  • Christina Murray – Premier Parking
  • Jennifer Rentz – Dixon Resources Unlimited
  • Tricia Rukstalis – Southland Printing Company, Inc.

The board is led by Chairperson Marcy Sparrow, Parking Today. Additional WIP board officers are Executive Director Ruth Beaman, Integrapark; Associate Director and Past Chairperson Laura Longsworth, Brookfield Properties; and Treasurer Karen Blasing Pradhan, Skidata.

Board members serving their second terms include:

Jannette Benefee – Dallas Fort Worth Airport

Maggie DiPaolo – LAZ Parking

Madison Huemmer – Iparq

Tracy Notte – Citizens Parking

Kathleen Laney – Laney Solutions

Heather Matthews – University of Vermont

Nicole Wylie – SpotHero

“We are pleased to welcome the new 2019-2020 slate of board members. We are always thrilled and humbled by the caliber of applicants who want to be part of our organization. Their diverse industry experience and outstanding leadership skills will be an asset to our organization,” said WIP Chairperson Marcy Sparrow. “I am also so thankful to our returning Board Members for their commitment to the parking industry and their passion to WIP’s mission to support, promote and inspire women in this industry.”

Leadership board members serve a two-year term elected by the general WIP membership. Qualifications for members to be nominated include active participation in the association as well as notable contributions to the parking industry.  Current board members represent an array of sectors within the parking industry including university, real estate, operator, airport as well as providers of consulting, media, recruitment, printing, and technology services.

Sparrow also thanked outgoing members of the WIP board for their outstanding service to the industry: Renee Jordan, Conduent; Susan McDermott, Transcore; and Kelsey Owens, Passport.

Women in Parking is the leading association dedicated to building the future of parking through the advancement and achievement of women in the parking industry. WIP seeks to attract, retain and advance women through its mentoring program, professional development and networking opportunities, and unique access to industry executives and influential thought leaders. Membership is not limited to women, as 18 percent of its members are men who support the mission. Women in Parking is supported by its members and the generosity of Titanium Level Partners: ABM, Impark and Propark America.  More information can be found at womeninparking.com.

Women In Parking Announces the 2016/17 Leadership Board

January 13, 2016




Houston, Texas. January 13th, 2016. Women In Parking’s Executive Director Ruth Beaman, announced today its newly elected 2016/17 Leadership Board: Faith Albert, Account Manager, Parking Panda, Melinda Alonzo, Director of Parking & Transportation Services, Arizona State University, Stan Bochniak, Marketing Manager, ABM, Andi Campbell, Vice President, Human Resources, LAZ Parking, Tom Carter, President & COO, Toledo Ticket, Nicole Hankins, Vice President, Regional Manager, SP+, Julie North, Director Parking & Transportation, Illinois State University, and Kelsey Owens, Business Development Representative, Passport.

These newly elected Members at Large join Kirsten Dolan, President & COO, One Parking and Nicolle Judge, President, Skypark who have been on the leadership board since 2015.


Laura Longsworth, Vice President, Operations, from Brookfield remains the Women In Parking Chairperson. Marcy Sparrow, the Advertising Director from Parking Today and Tiffany Yu, Marketing Specialist, Scheidt & Bachmann will continue in their roles as Treasurer and Secretary, respectively and Colleen Niese has transitioned in the W.I.P.’s Associate Director.


Ruth Beaman, the Founder and Principal of IntegraPark said, “I look forward to working with this group of professionals whose collective knowledge and expertise spans across all industry market segments. I am confident under this Leadership Board’s guidance, Women In Parking will continue to elevate membership value in very meaningful ways throughout their two year tenure.”


Chairman Longsworth was quoted as saying, “We are ever appreciative to the outbound members of the Women In Parking Leadership Board who played a key role in growing W.I.P. as a professional organization within the industry since 2014.” Those members are Lisa Bahr, Director, Global Marketing Communications, Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc.; Kathryn Hebert, Director, Norwalk Parking Authority; Alan B. Lazowski, Chairman and CEO, Laz Parking; Michelle Porter, Director of Parking and Transportation Services, Carnegie Mellon University; Karen Pradhan, Product Manager, SKIDATA and Michelle Wendler, AIA, Principal at Watry Design


Women in Parking, (W.I.P.) is an association of parking professionals who foster the advancement and achievement of women in our industry. With representatives from nearly every discipline, we share a common goal to provide opportunities in the areas of career advancement and networking. We welcome you to join our association and be a part of a fast growing network of professional professionals who share expert knowledge, relevant industry trends and potential business opportunities with each other. Visit: www.womeninparking.com to learn more about Women In Parking.