The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) named Ashley Amidon the association’s executive director.
Amidon replaces Andrew Architect, who served as NCPMA executive director from 2014-19, and who currently serves as chief of staff of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA).
In this role, Amidon will oversee daily association management, event and conference management and will work with the board of directors to support the pest management industry in North Carolina.
“I am so excited to support the excellent work NCPMA does,” says Amidon. “I’ve been working with the board since this summer, and I am so impressed by all the work NCPMA has done and is planning to support the pest management industry.”
She also currently serves as the VP of public policy for the NPMA, where she handles federal legislative issues, and as the treasurer of NPMA’s Political Action Committee. Her issues portfolio focuses on pesticides, water, endangered species act reform, tax and public health.
“We are thrilled to welcome Ashley Amidon to our NCPMA team,” says Clint Miller, NCPMA president. “Ashley brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in public affairs, and we are looking forward to working closely with her as we continue to serve the needs of the pest management industry in North Carolina.”
Amidon received her bachelor’s degree from George Mason University in Virginia and a master’s degree in international affairs from the University of Hull in the United Kingdom. She is a registered and certified lobbyist, and a 2018 graduate of the Institute for Organization Management.
“It’s an honor to be named as the executive director of NCPMA,” says Amidon. “This association does a stellar job representing the industry in North Carolina and has such an exciting array of programs.”