CEO, Eric Vargas, Honored as One of Parking Industry’s Most Influential Young Professionals

The National Parking Association Announces its Inaugural 40 Under 40 class

National Parking Association (NPA) 40 Under 40Los Angeles, CA, July 30, 2015—The National Parking Association (NPA) has selected Parking Management Services of America’s CEO, Eric Vargas, as part its inaugural 40 Under 40 class of young professionals and up-and-coming leaders in the parking industry. Eric Vargas and the other chosen individuals representing multiple sectors of the parking industry will be inducted into the awards program at the NPA 2015 Convention & Exposition, August 31-September 3 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

Holding a Master’s Degree in Business Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Eric Vargas has helped Parking Management Services of America grow into one of today’s most reputable hospitality corporations. PMSA offers professional parking attendantsvalet parking, and traffic control services throughout Los Angeles and Orange County. “Our client portfolio includes professional and retail entities, as well as executives in the entertainment sector,” says Eric. “As a CEO, I understand that our company’s interactions with any client are a representation of the business that we are hired to serve. It is a very sensitive role that I have and I am happy to be in it.”

Eric Vargas, CEO of Parking Management Services of America

Eric Vargas, CEO of Parking Management Services of America

NPA’s 40 Under 40 inductees will participate in an exclusive peer network group. The 40 Under 40 Peer Network provides inductees with an exclusive opportunity to meet each other and ask questions, discuss best practices and share ideas. The peer network will meet face-to-face at NPA conventions, have conduct quarterly calls and contribute to an online forum on

“NPA is extremely proud to recognize the impact of the parking industry’s best and brightest young professionals, and to also foster leadership development that will continue the industry’s innovation and growth,” said NPA President Christine Banning, MA, CAE. “The parking industry is undergoing dramatic change, especially in the area of technology, and young professionals are the forefront of this revolution. The 40 individuals selected represent major facets of the parking industry, and we are pleased to give them a platform to stand up and be counted.”

Parking industry professionals were able to nominate a colleague under age 40, or individuals meeting the criteria could nominate themselves for the 40 Under 40 inaugural class. Meet the 40 Under 40 at

“I am thankful to NPA for their dedication to the parking industry as a whole, and for recognizing and assisting my development as a present and future leader in parking,” said Eric Vargas. “Not only does participation in the 40 Under 40 peer network help my personal and professional growth, but it strengthens Parking Management Services of America and the parking industry as a whole.”

About The National Parking Association (NPA):

The National Parking Association is the nation’s leading parking trade group advancing the interests of the private and public sector in parking technology, sustainable mobility, certification, advocacy, research and education. Founded in 1951, NPA has more than 2,500 members and represents all facets of the parking industry.