(New Orleans — May 18, 2017) The International Parking Institute (IPI) announced the 2017 graduates of its CAPP credential program at the IPI Conference & Expo in New Orleans. This year’s 31 graduates come from private and public parking organizations at universities, cities, airports, corporations, commercial operators, consultants, and transportation authorities.

“The CAPP graduation at our Conference is a highlight for me,” said IPI’s CEO Shawn Conrad, CAE. “CAPPs epitomize professionalism in our industry, applying best practices to the work they do in parking organizations. This year’s graduates will serve as ambassadors in advancing the parking profession through their leadership, expertise, and willingness to give back to the community.”

Developed in partnership with the University of Virginia, the CAPP curriculum covers such topics as parking design; rehabilitation and maintenance; finance, revenue control, and auditing; on- and off-street parking enforcement and adjudication; leadership and management; and media relations.

For more information about the CAPP program, visit parking.org.

Graduates of the 2017 CAPP Program are:

Chris Austin, CAPP, Director, University at Buffalo, Parking & Transportation Services, Buffalo, N.Y.
Rita Azrelyant, CAPP, Director, Parking Services, Town of Greenwich, Greenwich, Conn.
Chris Bland, CAPP, Senior Manager, SP+, New Albany, Ohio
Chuck Boddy, CAPP, Director of Parking Services, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Jacob K. Ciulla, CAPP, Senior Project Manager, Allpro Parking, LLC, New York
Matthew Clay, CAPP, Facilities Manager, SP+, Louisville, Ky.
John R. Crawford, CAPP, Director, North Carolina Dept. of Administration – State Parking, Raleigh, N.C.
Donovan D. Durband, CAPP, Administrator, Park Tucson, Tucson, Ariz.
Kevin Emert, CAPP, Assistant Director, Parking & Access, Georgia Building Authority, Atlanta
Blake Fitch, CAPP, Parking Operations Manager, City of Aspen, Aspen, Colo.
Jon Forster, CAPP, Planning and Studies Manager, Carl Walker, Inc., Kalamazoo, Mich.
Mark E. Hairr, CAPP, Director, University of Tennessee Parking & Transit, Knoxville, Tenn.
Shane Henning, CAPP, General Manager, Ace Parking Management Inc., Phoenix International Airport, Phoenix
Victor A. Hill, CAPP, Director, Parking & Transportation Services, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, LaCrosse, Wis.
Debbie Hoffmann, CAPP, Associate Director, Texas A&M University Transportation Services, College Station, Texas
Yasser Jabbari, CAPP, Operations & Maintenance Supervisor, University of California, Riverside, Calif.
Aaron Kane, CAPP, Director, Parking & Shuttle Services, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
Nchai Khang, CAPP, Operations Manager, Interstate Parking Corporation, Minneapolis
Martin A. Klein, CAPP, Northern Regional Manager, Republic Parking System, Fairbanks, Ala.
Dana McKenzie, CAPP, Executive Director, Morgantown Parking Authority, Morgantown, W.Va.
Dave Meredith, CAPP, Assistant Director, Dept. of Public Safety, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho
Rob L. Noiles, CAPP, Principal, PACT Consulting Services LLC, Livermore, Calif.
Ben Omuya, CAPP, Director of Parking Services, Montclair State University, Montclair, N.J.
John Orr, CAPP, Senior Parking Operations Coordinator, California State University, Fullerton, Anaheim, Calif.
Paul Reeves, CAPP, Assistant Director, Fleet & Business Operations, Emory University, Atlanta
Ronald Ross, CAPP, Director of Parking, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston
DeAndre D. Rudolph, CAPP, Former Commissioner/Treasurer, Newark Parking Authority, Newark, N.J.
Vanessa K. Solesbee, CAPP, Practice Builder, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., Denver
Carlton Thomas, CAPP, Airport Operations Manager, City of Austin, Aviation Dept., Austin, Texas
Edward Trammell, CAPP, Planning & Project Manager, Lexington & Fayette County Parking Authority, Lexington, Ky.
John Wynn, CAPP, Assistant Parking Administrator, City of Raleigh, Dept. of Transportation, Raleigh, N.C.

The International Parking Institute is the world’s largest association of parking professionals and the parking industry. www.parking.org.

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