CHICAGO, June 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Standard Parking Corporation (Nasdaq:STAN), a leading national provider of parking management, ground transportation and other ancillary services, today announced that Casey Jones will join the Company on July 1 st as Vice President, Institutional Services. Jones will focus primarily on business development and sales for the Company's SP Plus ® University and SP Plus ® Healthcare operating divisions. Jones will report directly to Roamy Valera, Senior Vice President, Municipal and Institutional Services. Jones has had an expansive career in the municipal and institutional sectors. Before joining Standard Parking, he served as the Director of Transportation and Parking for Boise State University, and previously held positions at the University of Colorado, Boulder and with Place and Plexus Consulting, LLC. Jones also has served as the General Manager of Smart Park, an award-winning off-street parking system for the City of Portland. Throughout his career, Jones has served on numerous community and professional development organizations, most recently as the chair of the International Parking Institute. He also was the founding president of the Pacific Intermountain Parking and Transportation Association, served on the Board of the Rocky Mountain chapter of the Association for Commuter Transportation, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Green Parking Council. Jones earned a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Eastern Washington University and received a B.A. Degree in Political Science at the University of Baltimore. He is also a Certified Administrator of Public Parking (CAPP). "We're very excited to have Casey join the Standard Parking team," said Thomas Hagerman, Executive Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer. "His knowledge in the institutional space is second to none. We're confident that his years of experience and extensive leadership history will be a great asset to our organization. Bringing Casey on board reinforces Standard Parking's ongoing commitment to bringing solutions to our institutional client base in these very important markets."