Jeff Wolfe, president of The Car Park, Inc. of Boise, Idaho, was elected to a two-year term as Chairman of the Board of the National Parking Association (NPA) on Oct. 15, 2012. Wolfe will serve as Chairman of the Board of this national trade group representing the parking industry, which was established in 1951.
Wolfe is an advocate for research, technology, industry best practices and for a proactive approach to parking training programs and advocacy on key policy, parking and transportation issues. Wolfe believes the parking industry is converging as all parking professionals seek expertise, efficiency and effectiveness in managing their operations and that the shared knowledge between specialties and public and private sector professionals enhances the success of the industry.
Wolfe is an advocate for the thousands of private owners and operators, valet companies, colleges and universities, municipalities, medical centers, airports, equipment manufacturers and distributors and consultants who hold NPA membership. Wolfe, working with the Board of Directors will establish the vision, strategic plan and industry efforts to elevate the profile of parking best practices and to elevate business, community, industry and government outreach around the economic and policy issues facing the parking industry today.
Wolfe leads an independently owned, commercial parking company with more than 100 parking facilities, 120 employees and management operations in Idaho, Virginia, Nebraska, Virginia and Kansas. Previously, he served as a senior vice president with Central Parking System. He has significant experience with operations management, mergers & acquisitions, equity parking consulting, financial management, employee training & development, and market development.
Wolfe has held national Board of Directors roles since 1998. Most recently, he served on the Executive Committee as chair-elect and vice chair. Wolfe just completed his tenure as Chair of NPA's Governance Committee and led a two-year, association wide effort to see member input to modernize NPA's governance structure.
He has been active in NPA Board leadership since 1998. His company was recognized as the Boise, Idaho Small Business of the Year in 2011. He is a board member of the Boise Downtown Association. Wolfe received a bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas and serves on its Alumni Association Board.