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National Parking Association Convention Features Jerry South of Towne Park in Prestigious CEO Leadership Forum

The Harwood Leadership Forum Hosting Candid Conversation with Award Winning Entrepreneur Jerry South


Washington, DC (October 5, 2011)—Jerry South and Towne Park will be the subject of the Harwood Leadership Forum conversation at the National Parking Association's 60th Annual Convention & Expo being held in Las Vegas, Nevada this week. The Harwood Leadership Forum,s sponsored by Brett Harwood, a successful investor in parking assets, operations and ventures in the parking industry since 1976, are one of the highlights of the annual National Parking Association Convention & Expo, being held this week at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

On Wednesday, October 5, Jerry South will spend one hour in a candid conversation which will cover the origins and growth of Towne Park and its success. It will also reveal Jerry's plans to create a billion dollar company in 10 years.

Although the conversation will focus on Towne Park, Jerry South will also talk about his very unique leadership style and business achievements, which have brought both Towne Park and Jerry much acclaim and respect within the parking industry.

NPA President Christine Banning said, "NPA's Harwood Leadership Forum brings some of the most innovative and strategic leaders in parking to the national stage to share best practices with the entire parking industry." Banning added, "Jerry South's approach to culture, growth and innovation provide thought leadership with a wide industry appeal to the private and public sectors."

About the National Parking Association:
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 2,000 members and represents all facets of the parking industry.

About Jerry South, Founder & CEO, Towne Park:
Jerry South formed Towne Park in July of 1988 and has successfully built the company from one hotel account in Annapolis, Maryland to a national parking and hospitality services provider serving over 400 accounts in 50 plus markets nationwide.

Over the years, Jerry South has been recognized for his entrepreneurial spirit and ingenious business sense. He has won numerous entrepreneurial and business awards from local organizations and associations including the Small Business Administration. In 2002, he was an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and most recently, was named the 2010 SmartCEO of the Year by Baltimore’s SmartCEO magazine.