Alan B. Lazowski
Chairman, CEO and Founder
Alan co-founded LAZ Parking in 1981 while attending the University of Connecticut. Since then, LAZ Parking has grown into the largest privately held parking management, transportation, and mobility company in the country, with a managed revenue in excess of $1.8 billion and over 12,000 employees.
The son of Holocaust survivors, Alan believes that he has an obligation to give back. He is a well-respected philanthropist and gives his time and money to a wide range of charitable and social justice efforts. In 2009, he started the LAZ Parking Charitable Foundation. He is also the Founding Chair of Voices of Hope, an organization that collects, categorizes and shares the experiences of Holocaust survivors for the benefit of future generations. Alan is also co-chair of the campaign for the Dodd Center for Human Rights at the University of Connecticut.
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In 2015, President Obama appointed Alan to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, which is the governing board of trustees of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He currently serves on the Museum’s Education Committee.
Alan is the past Chairman of the National Parking Association Board. Alan serves on the national boards of the NAACP, the Anti-Defamation League, Conscious Capitalism, and the advisory council of the Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream. In addition, Alan serves on many local and regional boards, including The Bushnell Theater, the Hartford Economic Development Corporation, the Goodwin College Foundation, the Jordan Porco Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and the Chabad House of Greater Hartford.
Alan is the recipient of numerous professional awards, including the Thomas and Bette Wolff Family Entrepreneurship Award from the University of Connecticut, the NAACP Civil Rights Award, the Anti-Defamation League’s Torch of Liberty Award, the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hartford Business Journal. Alan has also received an Honorary Doctorate of Commercial Science from the University of Hartford.