New President Elected for Parking Australia
Larry Schneider and Cristina Lynn (Above)
Cristina Lynn, Managing Partner from Parking & Traffic Consultants, has been elected as the new President of Parking Australia following Wednesday’s Committee Meeting. Anthony Karam, Managing Director of TMA, was also elected as Vice-President.
Larry Schneider Steps Down After 22 Years
Larry Schneider, announced his formal retirement as head of the parking industry’s peak body after 6 years as president and 16 years as a director prior to that.
The announcements were made on Wednesday evening at the final Parking Australia networking of the year.
Parking Australia was founded in Perth in 1986 as an outcome of a Capital Cities Lord Mayors’ Conference. The Lord Mayors felt there was value in having an organisation that would bring together the various elements of, and promote excellence in the control and management of parking facilities. Larry joined the then Parking Association of Australia in 1990 and was elected to the Committee in 1992. In 2008 he was elected President of the association and has been instrumental in taking the industry body from strength to strength, notably the rebranding to Parking Australia and the policy development and profile of the national body. He has also steered the association through a new corporate structure and facilitated engagement of major parking partners.
“My time with the association has been enormously rewarding, and I have enjoyed it immensely”, said Mr Schneider.
“We have achieved some significant milestones which would not have been possible without the vision and focus of our directors and members and now it’s time to build on these achievements with a new president.”
In his final acknowledgement Larry thanked his Vice President – Managing Partner from Parking & Traffic Consultants, Cristina Lynn, who he proudly welcomed as the new President of Parking Australia.
“Cristina has served Parking Australia competently as Treasurer and Vice President. She is thoroughly deserving of this role and I have no doubt that she and newly appointed Vice President, Anthony Karam, together with our dynamic Chief Executive Lorraine Duffy and the other directors, will significantly increase the profile and membership value of Parking Australia.”