2020 IPMI Chairman’s Award: John W. Nolan, CAPP
MANAGING DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION AND THE CAMPUS SERVICE CENTER Harvard University
My greatest joy in working as a managing director in the field of parking, transportation, and mobility has been the opportunity to greatly improve numerous organizations’ operations, enhance capital infrastructure outcomes, and provide multiple mobility programs that have improved the daily working lives of so many people.
I never could have accomplished as much as I have without the support and friendship of so many people within the IPMI family, the directors and managers who have supported me throughout the years, and certainly the trust placed in me and support given to me by Harvard, Georgetown, and MGH.
Before starting in this field 31 years ago, I realized how important education was in obtaining the knowledge, skillset and trust to move organizations forward in any field. My degrees in business and management from Merrimack College and Lesley University prepared me for this new field back then, however the education that would take me to the next level was being a graduate of the first CAPP class in 1994.
It was this educational foundation, association networking, vendor/consultant engagement, and strong work ethic that enabled me to be a solid leader and demonstrate a skill set that led to numerous engagements as owners’ representative or client executive for major capital garage and infrastructure projects and to serve as an operations and management consultant to many organizations.
I have always felt it was important to give something back to our industry that had helped me along the way and was honored to be selected to be a member of the IPI Board of Advisors, to be elected several times to the IPI Board of Directors and to serve as President of the New England Parking Council for over 10 years. However, my greatest joy has been to be a member and now Chairman of the William M. Voigt CAPP Golf scholarship outing, named after my mentor, that has enabled many individuals to achieve the goal of CAPP in order to advance their career as I did.
In closing let me say, I am very honored and grateful to receive this special recognition from the International Parking and Mobility Institute, but as I’ve indicated above, it’s because of a lot of help received from so many wonderful parking and mobility professionals, educators and family along the way. A big thank-you to all of them!