Chairman, National Parking Association
Alan Lazowski has more than 35 years’ experience as an entrepreneur in a start up to today’s role as the Founder, Chairman and CEO of LAZ Parking, a $1.2 billion parking management company with more than 10,000 employees.
As the Chairman of the National Parking Association, he will advance NPA’s strategic plan focus education, research, technology and advocacy to build strong parking communities in the private and public sector.
Alan is a champion of diversity and parking education and brings the voice of young parking leaders, CPPs and multiple sectors to the NPA Board of Directors. The inclusion of a more diverse board fosters dialogue, networking and the development of parking education that meets the varied needs of NPA members across all parking sectors.
Alan said, “It’s vital that the parking industry meet the future of technology, transportation and talent in a changing global marketplace, said Lazowski. “To be successful parking professionals, managers and leaders need relevant tools and best practices. The launch of NPA University, The Parking Venture Forum and skill certificates all signal the Board’s strategic commitment to parking education at all levels within the industry.”
During his term, the NPA Board will look at the strategic focus of the organization and how NPA can add value to the highest best purpose of parking professionals in their success and in the interests of their organizations and the communities we serve.
Alan has a strong history of volunteerism with NPA. He has served on the NPA Board and in numerous officer roles. Through his leadership on the governance and executive committee’s Alan has championed an inclusive approach to NPA’s growth, development and prudent management. He has championed & sponsored a number of NPA firsts. The first NPA Founding Technology Partner, NPA Parking Power Power Network Tour, NPA Think Tank and Healthcare Masterclass.
About Alan Lazowski. Lazowski co-founded LAZ Parking in 1981 while attending the University of Connecticut. Since then, LAZ Parking has grown into a national hospitality parking company with revenue in excess of $1 billion and more than 10,000 employees.
The son of Holocaust survivors, Lazowski believes that he has “an obligation to give back.” He’s a well-respected philanthropist, and has given his time and money to various charitable efforts. In 2009, he started the LAZ Parking Charitable Foundation. He is also the founder and co-chair of Voices of Hope, an organization that collects, categorizes and shares the experiences of Holocaust survivors for the benefit of future generations.
He serves as a member of the United State Holocaust Museum’s Council appointed by President Obama.
Lazowski is the recipient of numerous professional awards, including the Thomas and Bette Wolff Family Entrepreneurship Award from the University of Connecticut, the NAACP Civil Rights Award, the Anti-Defamation League’s Torch of Liberty Award, the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hartford Business Journal. Lazowski has also received an Honorary Doctorate degree from The University of Hartford.
In addition to serving as chairman of the NPA board, Lazowski also serves on the boards of the Goodwin College Foundation, the Bushnell Theater, the Greater Hartford Jewish Federation, the Hebrew Home and Hospital, the Anti-Defamation League, The Jordan Porco Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the Hartford Economic Development Corporation and the Chabad House of Greater Hartford.