Jack Broome is the 2016 recipient of the Virginia Pest Management Association (VPMA) Lifetime Industry Stewardship Award. Broome joins this prestigious group of 18 professionals in Virginia’s pest management industry that have been recognized for their outstanding service and dedication as a steward to the association and the pest management industry in Virginia.
Broome’s entry into the pest management industry 32 years ago, was a loss for retail – where he came from – and a definite gain for pest management. He began with Orkin, then moved to PermaTreat in 1995 under Joe Wilson.
Broome joined the VPMA Board when he was elected as a director in 2004. He chaired the IT Committee, and in 2010 when he was elected treasurer, he chaired the Finance Committee. Broome was instrumental in developing VPMA’s first website, and chaired the committee long enough to be in charge of its first redesign. Broome served on the Board of Directors for 10 years.