Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) of New England will host a women’s leadership panel discussion for the pest control industry, titled “Forging New Frontiers: Women Leaders in the Pest Control Industry.”
The event will take place virtually through Zoom on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern.
The discussion will cover:
- Career challenges over the years in the pest control industry
- Skills needed to succeed
- Wisdom for other aspiring female leaders in the industry
- How the industry changed for women
- Eve M. Pappas, VP and director of sales for Hoffman’s Exterminating, Mantua, N.J. She is on the PWIPM counsel for the National Pest Management Association (NPMA).
- Marillian (Buono) Missiti, president of Buono Pest Control Co., Belmont, Mass., and treasurer of the NPMA. She is a past president of the New England Pest Management Association, the first woman to serve in that role.
- Sheri Spencer Bachman, ACE, owner of Spencer Pest Services, Greenville, S.C. She is founder of Pest Control Business Coach, launched in January of 2019.
The event will be moderated by PWIPM of NE committee member Courtney Carace, ACE, COO of Pest-End Inc., Methuen, Mass. She has more than 15 years of experience in the industry and is a licensed and certified pest control operator in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. She has her bachelor of arts from College of the Holy Cross and began at Pest-End in 2004 as a part-time office administrator. She earned her National Entomology Scent Detection Canine Association certification in 2010 and was a bed bug detector dog handler for several years. Together with her husband, Adam, and sister-in-law, Amanda Forrestall, CEO and CFO respectively, Carace runs the day-to-day operations of the second-generation family-owned business.
Anyone in the pest management industry is encouraged to attend. Registration is open here.