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Maria irshad, CAPP - president

Maria Irshad, CAPP, MPA is the Assistant Director for ParkHouston, the agency responsible for on-street parking in the City of Houston. ParkHouston manages about 9,500 paid parking spaces and 19 off-street surface lots; the enforcement of all parking codes and the administration of various permits. In her role as Assistant Director, Maria leads a team of 75 and provides parking policy recommendations to the Mayor’s Office. 

Maria is a Certified Administrator of Public Parking and holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration. She serves on various IPI committees and is a past president of Women Professionals in Government. The Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) recognized Maria with a “Spotlight Award” in 2014 for her contributions toward solving public sector problems.