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17 Parking Professionals Earn CPP Certification from National Parking Association

Certified Parking Professional Program Sets Standard of Excellence in Parking Industry

Washington, D.C. (December 23, 2010) – The National Parking Association (NPA) today announced that 17 parking professionals have received the prestigious Certified Parking Professional accreditation through a rigorous study and exam process. The winter 2010 class of CPPs successfully completed the CPP exam and joins a total of 500 CPPs worldwide.

Established in 1993, the National Parking Association certification program has enhanced professionalism in the industry, raised the awareness of the impact and importance of the parking industry, and set the standard for excellence.

Eligible parking professionals participate in a comprehensive exam covering 13 key aspects of parking operations, from safety and security to customer service operations to disaster planning, to finance and valet parking operations. Parking professionals who pass the CPP exam are entitled to display the CPP credential. Certification is maintained through continuing education and a periodic recertification process.

“Congratulations to the 17 leading industry professionals who have earned the National Parking Association’s CPP certification through a program of professional study and a comprehensive industry exam,” said Christine Banning, CAE, NPA president. “These 17 professionals join more than 500 of their peers worldwide who have earned parking’s most distinguished form of professional accreditation, representing the elite of the parking industry.”

The CPP certification recipients are:

  • Ambellu Alemework, CPP, Colonial Parking Inc., Washington, D.C.
  • Andrew Barlow, CPP, Central Parking System; Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Sam Cherkaoui, CPP, Ampco System Parking; Houston, Texas
  • Steven Davies, CPP, Ampco System Parking, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Brett Dilenge, CPP, Parking Solutions, Inc., Columbus, Ohio
  • Erin Hastick, CPP, Colonial Parking, Inc., Washington, D.C.
  • Laura Longsworth, CPP, Brookfield Properties, Washington, D.C.
  • Mark J. Martin, CPP, Green Garage Associates, Hartford, Conn.
  • Charles R. Munn, CAPP, CPP, Scotchtown Associates, Ashland, Va.
  • Colleen Niese, CPP, Impark, Vancouver, BC
  • Stanton Nishihira, CPP, Ampco System Parking, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Stanley Petersen, CPP, 5 Star Parking, Jamaica, N.Y.
  • Kathy Phillips, CPP, Alliant Insurance Services, Inc., Thousand Oaks, Calif.
  • Aaron Shocket, CPP, Parking Solutions, Inc., Columbus, Ohio
  • Doug Sickler, CPP, Harwood Properties, LLC, Boston, Mass.
  • John Szczesny, CPP, Allpro Parking, LLC, Rochester, N.Y.
  • Bobby Williams, CPP, Washington, D.C.

CPP Certification is earned through a formal testing system administered by an independent credentialing organization on behalf of the National Parking Association. To learn more about credentialing requirements visit, www.npapark.org, then click on “Career Center.”


About the National Parking Association: The National Parking Association (NPA) is an international network of organizations 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 www.npapark.org.