Maria Irshad, CAPP


Deputy Director

City of Houston, Texas (ParkHouston)

Organizational Membership

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Professional Bio

Maria Irshad, CAPP, MPA is the deputy director for ParkHouston, the agency responsible for on-street parking in the City of Houston. In her role, Maria leads a team of 80 and provides parking policy recommendations to the Mayor’s Office. She serves as the immediate past president for the Texas Parking & Transportation Association and is on the board for the Accredited Parking Organization along with serving on various IPMI committees. Maria is past president of the Houston chapter of Women Professionals in Government and was selected as the 2020 IPMI Industry Professional of the Year.


Parent: City of Houston, Texas (ParkHouston)

2020 McKinney Street Houston, TX 77003-3529 United States


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University of Houston 1997

Bachelor of Arts - Journalism

University of Houston 2011

Master of Public Administration


2017 TPTA Distinguished Service Award

2019 IPMI Chairman's Award

2019 University of Houston MPA Distinguished Alum

2020 IPMI Parking & Mobility Professional of the Year

Volunteer Work

Shifa Women's Center & Medical Clinics

APO Board Member 2015-2022

Products & Services

Owner/Operator: City Municipality



IPMI Thought Leaders

Management & Operations, Frontline, Marketing/Business Development, Technology

2022-2024 IPMI Volunteer

Smart Transportation Task Force, 2023 -2024 Accessibility Working Group

2019-2022 IPMI Volunteer

Conference Program Task Force, Judge: Awards of Excellence