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In, September 2008, the International Parking Institute announced that its Board of Directors voted unanimously to appoint Shawn D. Conrad, CAE as IPI's new Executive Director.
Conrad, a graduate of the University of Maryland, has over 20 years of accomplishments in the not-for-profit and federal government sector. After completing his undergraduate degree, he served in the public affairs office for the United States Department of Agriculture. A Certified Association Executive (CAE), Conrad possesses extensive experience in public policy, international tradeshow development, building industry-wide training and career advancement programs and managing targeted research programs.
He comes to IPI after serving as the President/CEO of the 8,000 member National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association in Washington, D.C. Upon reviewing IPI's current member services, Conrad stated, "IPI has an excellent history of providing parking specific, first-rate education and training courses, the largest conference and exposition in the industry, peer respected certification programs (CAPP) and other valuable membership services. I see tremendous potential to increase IPI's influence on parking and transportation related issues here in North America and internationally." Conrad continued, "The Board of Directors recognizing that the Institute's community of parking professionals is increasing sought my expertise to involve this growing knowledge-base so that all members develop both personally and professionally. I look forward to reaching out to all of our state, regional and national partners and to the opportunities ahead for IPI."
About IPI: Founded in 1962, the International Parking Institute is the premier association advancing the careers of parking and transportation professionals from cities, colleges, universities, port authorities, hospitals, airports, theme parks, corporate complexes, transit/transportation operations, state and federal government agencies, sports centers, commercial operators, architects, urban planners, and suppliers of equipment, products and services.