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National Parking Association Names Christine Banning, MA, CAE, President

Washington, D.C. (September 7, 2010) - The National Parking Association (NPA) has named Christine Banning, MA, CAE, president, effective Oct. 4. As president of NPA, Banning will manage the day-to-day operations and oversee strategic planning for the international organization, which provides advocacy, networking, and educational resources for its members. Banning replaces John L. Fiegel, CAE, who was named interim president in January.

"We are excited to introduce Christine Banning as the new president of the National Parking Association," said Herb Anderson, NPA chair. "She is an enthusiastic and experienced executive who brings vast skills and experience to this organization at the right time. With her past experience and history of accomplishments, Christine is an excellent choice to lead our organization into the future."

Banning joins NPA from the SCORE Association, where she most recently served as the vice president of Marketing and Communications. She brings 15 years of senior management experience encompassing strategic planning, member outreach and marketing in a membership association. Earlier, she served as the vice president of corporate relations and director of public information for SCORE, a nonprofit association with 12,400 members and more than 350,000 public clients across 364 offices nationwide.

"I look forward to collaborating with the outstanding Executive Committee, Board of Directors, leaders, members and staff of the National Parking Association to advance the mission of an industry that is such an important part of the fabric of our communities and economy," said Banning. She added, "Together, we will continue to raise the industry's profile, embrace technology and enhance the services and professional development available to our members."

Banning earned an undergraduate degree from Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio, and a master's degree from The American University, Washington, D.C. She is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). 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 corporate advisory council, consumer segments, for American Airlines, Dallas, Texas. 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, Fla. She is an honorary member of the New York City Chapter of SCORE and 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.

About the National Parking Association: The National Parking Association (NPA) is an international network of companies comprised of parking industry professionals. NPA's mission is to serve as a resource to the parking industry and our members by offering quality education, networking opportunities, advocacy, products and services. To learn more, go to