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The National Parking Association (NPA) has selected Premier Parking’s Ryan Hunt, Chief Operating Officer, and Lisa Royer, Vice President – Marketing, as part its 2016 40 Under 40 class of young professionals and up-and-coming leaders in the parking industry. Hunt, Royer and the other chosen individuals representing multiple sectors of the parking industry will be inducted into the awards program at the NPA 2016 Convention & Expo on September 20 in Atlanta, GA.

NPA’s 40 Under 40 inductees will participate in an exclusive peer network group. The 40 Under 40 Peer Network provides inductees with an exclusive opportunity to meet each other and ask questions, discuss best practices and share ideas. The peer network will meet face-to-face at NPA conventions, have conduct quarterly calls and contribute to an online forum on WeAreParking.org.

“NPA is extremely proud to recognize the impact of the parking industry’s best and brightest young professionals, and to also foster leadership development that will continue the industry’s innovation and growth,” said NPA President Christine Banning, MA, CAE. “The parking industry is undergoing dramatic change, especially in the area of technology, and young professionals are the forefront of this revolution. The 40 individuals selected represent major facets of the parking industry, and we are pleased to give them a platform to stand up and be counted.”

Parking industry professionals were able to nominate a colleague under age 40, or individuals meeting the criteria could nominate themselves for the 40 Under 40 honor.

“We are thankful to NPA for their dedication to the parking industry as a whole, and for recognizing and assisting in Hunt’s and Royer’s development as a present and future leader in parking,” said Ryan Chapman, Chief Executive Officer of Premier Parking. “Not only does participation in the 40 Under 40 peer network help Hunt’s and Royer’s personal and professional growth, but it strengthens Premier Parking and the parking industry as a whole.”

About NPA: 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 3,800 members and represents all facets of the parking industry. WeAreParking.org