IPI Names Shawn Conrad New Executive Director
The International Parking Institute’s Board of Directors has appointed Shawn D. Conrad, CAE, as IPI’s new Executive Director.
In announcing the news, IPI Chairman Doug Holmes, CAPP, said that Conrad “brings a wealth of experience in growing an association’s value proposition. The Search Committee interviewed many talented and highly capable applicants, and Shawn was our clear choice to lead the organization.”
The IPI said that Conrad, a Certified Association Executive, possesses extensive experience in public policy, international trade show development, building industrywide training and career-advancement programs, and managing targeted research programs.
Conrad moves to IPI after serving as the President/CEO of the 8,000-member National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association in Washington, DC. The University of Maryland graduate has more than 20 years of accomplishments in the not-for-profit and federal government sectors.
On reviewing IPI’s current member services, Conrad stated: “IPI has an excellent history of providing parking-specific, first-rate education and training courses; the largest conference and exposition in the industry; peer-respected certification programs (CAPP); and other valuable membership services.
“I see tremendous potential to increase IPI’s influence on parking and transportation related issues here in North America and internationally,” he said.
“The IPI Board of Directors, recognizing that the Institute’s community of parking professionals is increasing, sought my expertise to involve this growing knowledge-base so that all members develop both personally and professionally.
“I look forward to reaching out to all of our state, regional and national partners and to the opportunities ahead for IPI,” Conrad said.
Article Abstract from December, 2008