National Parking Association
1112 16th Street NW, Suite 840
Washington, DC 20036
Washington, DC (November 22, 2011)—The National Parking Association (NPA), North America’s fastest growing parking association, announced today that NPA President Christine Banning will present at the Florida Parking Association’s Annual Conference on Dec. 8 at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott in Ft. Myers, Fla.
Banning, who joined NPA in 2010, will discuss population trends, mobility and the parking customer experience in a mobile world.
Under Banning’s leadership, NPA membership has increased by more than 22 percent this year. Additionally, she spearheaded efforts to launch a series of NPA historical firsts; its first industry market study, first industry buying power survey and first parking industry issue alerts program. The NPA Issue Alerts Program keeps members abreast of regulatory, legal, financial and tax issues of importance to all facets of the parking industry in North America.
As part of Banning’s commitment to research and NPA access to market data, NPA also launched its first industry market study and industry buying power survey. To meet the needs of both the private and public sectors, NPA launched peer networks for member interest groups on the leading edge issues.
Previously, Banning served as the vice president for the SCORE Association, Washington, D.C., a 12,400 member organization, with 364 chapters.
She is a charter member of the American Airlines advisory council on women’s business segment strategy. She also serves on the National Advisory Council for the Women’s Leadership Exchange, New York, NY and the Center for the Arts Bonita Springs Corporate Advisory Council, Bonita Springs, FL.
Currently she serves on the Board of Directors of Dress for Success, Washington, D.C., where she chairs the nominating committee. She is a member of the International Women’s Forum, Public Relations Society of America and International Association of Business Communicators, where she holds the ABC accreditation.
She earned a B.A. in Public Relations from Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio and an M.A. in Public Communication from The American University, Washington, D.C.
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 2,300 members and represents all facets of the parking industry. www.npapark.org.