Industry Icon Brett Harwood to Sponsor National Parking Association Executive Forums
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Washington, DC (January 19, 2011) — The National Parking Association (NPA) today announced that former NPA Chairman Brett Harwood, through his company, Park Equity LLC, will sponsor two new events—the Harwood CEO Leadership Forum and Harwood Legal Issues and Trends Forum—for the next five years as high level executive insight forums for the parking industry.
The Harwood CEO Leadership Forum, to be held at NPA’s Annual Winter Leadership Forum and Annual Convention and Expo, is a panel discussion with top industry leaders on the trends, issues and opportunities facing the parking industry. The Harwood Legal Forum features Michael L. Stevens, partner, Arent Fox LLP of Washington, D.C., at the 2011 Annual Winter Leadership Forum. The Winter Leadership Forum will be held Feb. 5-9, 2011, and the NPA Annual Convention will be held Oct. 3-6, 2011, in Las Vegas.
"Brett Harwood’s five-year commitment to the CEO and Legal Leadership Forums makes it possible for NPA to bring some of the best minds and best practices in parking and legal thought leadership to the transportation and parking industries,” said NPA President Christine Banning, CAE. "Brett’s generous, five-year sponsorship demonstrates a deep commitment to NPA, excellence and the professionalism of parking industry personnel worldwide.”
Harwood, a New Jersey attorney and founder and partner of Parking Advisory Group, LLC, and Welcome Parking, LLC, has a 30-year background in the parking industry. He served as chairman of the National Parking Association from 1994-96 and serves on its Board of Directors.
As president and director of Square Industries, Inc., prior to its sale to Central Parking, the company grew significantly during his tenure. In 2006, Harwood formed The Parking Advisory Group, LLC, to provide parking advisory services to some of the nation’s leading real estate owners and developers. In 2007, Harwood formed Welcome Parking, LLC, with longtime associate John Hogan to provide high quality parking management services in the New York metropolitan market.
He has been engaged in numerous charitable efforts, including Chairman of the Board of Libertyhealth Jersey City, N.J.; and chairing the capital campaign for the Wilzig Hospital at Jersey City Medical Center. He has been a lead donor and Trustee at Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa., where his gifts have assisted the development of the Roschell Arts Center and the new Klehr Center for Jewish Life.
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