(New Orleans, May 17, 2017) - The International Parking Institute (IPI) is honoring Melinda Scott Anderson, CAPP (Ret.), retired director of the Office of Parking Management at the Medical University of South Carolina, with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognizes individuals for career-long service and leadership in the parking and transportation industry.
In her more than 38-year career with the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Anderson helped guide its parking system through significant growth, dramatic changes, and cosmic shifts in technology. She joined as manager of the fledgling parking operation in 1978, when the parking system consisted of 2,200 parking spaces and one multi-story parking garage. Her lifelong career efforts have yielded today's self-managed parking system, which will soon encompass 10,900-spaces and eight multi-story garages. It conducts more than 1 million annual patient/visitor transactions among 13,000 employees and 3,000 students and residents. Valet services are central to the operation.
Anderson has been active in IPI since 1983. She was in the first CAPP graduating class in 1994, served on numerous IPI committees and task forces, presented at conferences, and contributed to The Parking Professional. Elected to IPI's Board of Directors in 1996, she served as its Chair from 2003 to 2005. Anderson helped found the Carolinas Parking Association (CPA), later serving on its board and becoming its president. She credits IPI with providing the educational and training ground for her career, citing its educational courses and exposure to developing technology, new systems, and parking practices.
The International Parking Institute is the world's largest association representing parking professionals and the parking industry. Anderson will receive her award at their annual Conference & Expo in New Orleans, May 21-24.
For more information about IPI, the largest association representing parking professionals and the parking industry, visit parking.org.