James M. Hunnicutt, a Founder of IPI and internationally-recognized parking consultant, has announced his retirement from the parking profession after more than 50 years of service.
A 1950 graduate of Auburn University, Hunnicutt graduated from the Yale Bureau of Traffic in 1954. He began his career in Chicago, then became general manager of the Nashville Parking Board. He helped found IMPC (today's IPI) in 1962 and later served as its president. He was chosen Parking Man of the Year in 1976. Hunnicutt became chief of Montgomery County, Maryland's Bureau of Parking, then created a parking consulting business. He partnered with Allan Davis in 1995 and the firm became a division of Tighe & Bond Consulting Engineers. In 2002, Auburn gave him its Outstanding Alumnus Award for Civil Engineering. Last month, he received a Lifetime Distinguished Service Award from the New Jersey Parking Institute. The International Parking Institute salutes Jim Hunnicutt for his distinguished career and his numerous contributions to the parking profession.