Green Parking Council presents pioneer award to Vicki Pero of the Marlyn Group

- New Haven, Connecticut, US

The Green Parking Council (GPC) announced today that it has awarded the 2013 Pioneer Award for Sustainability to Vicki Pero of The Marlyn Group.

We applaud and recognize Vicki for her commitment to GPC as a founding partner as we strive to transform the face of the parking industry,

explained the GPC’s Executive Director, Paul Wessel.  “Vicki’s accomplishments serve as a role model for deploying sustainable initiatives and sound corporate citizenship within the parking industry.”

The Green Parking Council (GPC) 2013 Pioneer Award for Sustainability honors leaders of the parking industry’s transition to an environmentally-conscious business model.  

 GPC Sustainability Pioneers are distinguished by a commitment to sustainability that transcends the walls of their organization and contributes to industry-wide transformation.  These “agents of change” in the pursuit of parking, planet and profit are leveraging innovative business practices, accelerating the adoption of high-performance technologies and embracing open-source collaboration.

 “I am so honored to be recognized by GPC with this award,” noted Vicki Pero.  “Sustainability is a priority for me personally and professionally and I am proud to be affiliated with GPC.

Vicki Pero and other Sustainability Pioneers have contributed to the successful development and launch of Green Garage Certification, the world’s first sustainability rating system specifically designed for parking structures.

About the Marlyn GroupMarlyn Group

The Marlyn Group partners with small to mid-sized businesses to provide products and services in the areas of Human Resources, Career Development/Succession Planning and Organizational Performance, including Acquisition Integration, Operations and Field Audit. In partnership with their clients, they deliver customized solutions that blend leading practices with parking world reality to drive value and results. In May of 2013 they launched uDrive, an end-to-end solution that links performance to best practices. Through an online subscription, their customers have access to tools, templates and training modules for their Human Resources and Operational needs, all customizable with the click of a button. Whether it be an organization that is growing at a rapid pace and needs systems in place to ensure success or a boutique operator that needs access to industry specific support tools, uDrive is the optimal solution.  

About the Green Parking CouncilGreen Parking Council

The Green Parking Council (GPC) is a nonprofit organization affiliate of the International Parking Institute providing leadership and oversight for the green conversion of parking facilities to sustainable, environmentally responsible assets.  GPC expands green parking practices and environmental services through its Certified Green Garage rating system.  GPC encourages new, alternative parking practices and exceptional industry transformation through creative thought and ingenuity.    For more information, please visit


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