NPMA launches virtual event series for owners, managers


October 8, 2020



The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) will hold a five-event virtual series geared to pest control company owners and managers. CEO Forum: Good to Great, with premier sponsor BASF, will begin with a kick-off session held the first day of PestWorld 2020 on Tues., Oct. 13, from 10-11:15 a.m. Eastern.

“In these times of uncertainty, it’s important for business leaders to always be thinking ahead to the future,” said Dominique Stumpf, CEO of the NPMA. “This Forum will feature a combination of keynote speakers and industry leaders who will spark important conversations on topics such as embracing disruption, company culture, recruitment and retention, and the economy of the future.”

The owners and managers who join the virtual event series will learn new ideas and solutions to catapult their business success into the future. The events will feature a combination of keynote speakers and selected industry speakers who will provide a vision to important conversations such as succeeding in a world of disruption and creating a company culture that will recruit, retain and engage employees. Featured keynote speakers will include Jesse Hirsh, a futurist and digital strategist, and Randy Gravitt with Integreat Leadership.

Panel discussions with industry speakers will include:

Andrew Richardson, Edge Pest Control, Orem, Utah; PMP columnist Bobby Jenkins, ABC Home & Commercial Services, Austin, Texas; Jerry Gahlhoff, Rollins Pest Control, Jefferson, S.C.; Stacy O’Reilly, Plunkett’s Pest Control, Fridley, Minn.; Erin Richardson, All-American Pest Control, Inc., Nashville, Tenn.; Robert Baker, Clark Pest Control, Lodi, Calif.; Ross Treleven, Sprague Pest Solutions, Tacoma, Wash.; Kevin Lemasters, EnviroPest, Windsor, Colo.; David Billingsly, American Pest, Fulton, Maryland; John Myers, Rentokil North America, Reading, Pa.; Emily Kendrick, Arrow Exterminators, Atlanta, Ga.; Audrey Hall, Eco Serve Pest Services, Orchard Park, N.Y.

All registered attendees for PestWorld 2020 will have access to the first virtual session. Separate registration is required to continue with the next four sessions. Recordings of each session will be accessible for registered attendees to play on-demand at their convenience. Interested company owners can review the full schedule and register online at the NPMA’s website.

The series will be held as a multi-week program on the following dates:

Tues., October 13
10-11:15 a.m. Eastern
Session 1: Kickoff Discussion (During PestWorld 2020)

Thurs., October 22
1:30-3:30 p.m. Eastern
Session 2: Succeeding in a World of Disruption

Thurs., October 29
1:30-3:30 p.m. Eastern
Session 3: Recruitment, Retention, Company Culture, Employee Development and Career Pathing

Thurs., November 5
1:30-3:30 p.m. Eastern
Session 4: Economy of the Future

Thurs., November 19
2:30-5 p.m. Eastern
Session 5: Company Culture


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