Christine Banning, IOM, CAE
President, National Parking Association
Christine Banning, IOM, CAE is the President of the National Parking Association. Established in 1951, NPA is a nonprofit trade association representing 100,000 parking professionals in nearly 1,000 parking organizations across North America. NPA represents parking operators, city transportation leaders, investors, engineers and mobility entrepreneurs. We are a non-partisan organization that represents the combined interests of the private and public sector—with parking as one solution within the transportation ecosystem.
Parking stands with cities as a solution for smart growth, smart cities and for keeping maintaining an open road to keep America moving. NPA members are the owners, operators and parking leaders managing parking operations-across all sectors public and private. Its mission is to provide leadership in research, advocacy and professional development for parking leaders.
Through Banning’s leadership, NPA focuses more broadly on the research, demographic and urban planning aspects of parking in the 21st century. Since being named President in 2010, Banning has overseen the dramatic expansion of NPA's research and advocacy initiatives with its policy forums, grassroots advocacy tools and annual tax report. Under her leadership, NPA has released research, parking policy & practice manuals and NPA University to expand credentialing.
She is responsible for implementing NPA's strategic plan and vision on behalf of the NPA Board of Directors and its members. She is charged with setting research, professional development and advocacy agendas, and expanding NPA outreach throughout North America-working with the professional staff and industry champions. NPA has doubled membership since she joined the organization.
Prior to joining NPA, Banning served in senior management with a 12,000 member and 500,000+ B2B consumer association. Banning is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Florida Parking Association, International Women's Forum and Women in Parking. She previously served on the American Airlines Advisory Council on Women's Business Segment Strategy. She served on the Washington, D.C. Board of Dress for Success. She earned a Bachelor's Degree from Marietta College and a Master's degree from The American University. She completed studies with the U.S. Chamber Institute for Organizational Management and earned the Certified Association Executive credential.