Professional Recognition Program

To recognize the contributions of individuals to our industry, each year the IPI Professional Recognition Program honors those that exemplify professionalism. You have the opportunity to ensure deserving colleagues and organizations are recognized by nominating them for an IPI Professional Recognition award today. You can also nominate yourself but all nominees must be an IPI member in good standing. There is no fee.

The Professional Recognition Program competition consists of four categories:

  • James M. Hunnicutt, CAPP, Parking Professional of the Year* (for management-level professionals who direct an entire parking/transportation operation, or manage multiple units within a department.)
  • Parking Organization of the Year (for public or private parking organizations, departments, consultants, suppliers, commercial operators, etc.)
  • Parking Supervisor of the Year (for those who supervise one or more employees within a parking/transportation department or unit.)
  • Parking Staff Member of the Year (for front-line staff)

Submissions for 2015 are now closed.

Nominations will be reviewed by a select committee of regular members. The Professional Recognition Committee selects recipients to be honored at the IPI Conference & Expo. Winners will be notified in March 2015 and presented with their award at the 2015 IPI Conference& Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For questions regarding entries, please contact Lauri Chudoba at 571.699.3011 or

Hunnicutt, James1smallThe James M. Hunnicutt, CAPP, Parking Professional of the Year recognition honors a founding father of IPI who was a pioneer in the parking and transportation field. Hunnicutt made significant contributions to the profession throughout his life, and was himself selected as Parking Man of the Year in 1976. Hunnicutt died in 2012.