The membership of industry fraternity Pi Chi Omega has elected Dr. Cassie Krejci as its president. Dr. Krejci, an entomologist and technical field specialist for industry product supplier MGK, is the youngest president in the organization’s 71-year history. The election announcement took place Nov. 2 at the semi-annual board meeting during the National Pest Management Association’s PestWorld 2021 event in Las Vegas, Nev.
“I joined the Pi Chi Omega Board of Directors five years ago, and while I knew that I was taking on a new adventure, it has turned out to be so much better than I imagined,” she said in a news release. “The camaraderie among board members when faced with the opportunity to advocate for our industry, and the friendship between members as we grow our organization, is one that I continue to be amazed by.”
In her remarks during the meeting, Dr. Krejci noted that she has “been impressed by the tasks we have accomplished over the last five years – a new website, a social media presence, a new mission statement and goals, Raise the Bar events across the country, and more – and I hope you have been, too. As president, I hope to continue to help grow Pi Chi Omega into the organization that you want it to be, while honoring our history and supporting our organization’s goals for growth.”
Krejci resides outside of College Station, Texas, with her husband, Ryan, and two daughters, Callie (5) and Maren (3).
About Pi Chi Omega
Pi Chi Omega is the national fraternity for pest control professionals. Initiated in 1950 by six students at Purdue University, the fraternity today is comprised of nearly 450 members representing 38 states and four foreign countries. Pi Chi Omega’s vision is to facilitate a collaborative environment in which the technical knowledge is shared by engaged members, elevating the professionalism of the urban pest management community. Additionally, Pi Chi Omega awards $11,000 in scholarships every year to five deserving students.
MGK’s mission is to make life healthier by creating responsible products that protect people and their environments from the impact of insects. Founded in 1902 and based in Minnesota, MGK sells insect control products throughout the world, spanning several industries including professional pest control, consumer home and pet products, animal health, and crop protection. As an affiliate of Sumitomo Chemical Co., MGK is a worldwide leader in the development and distribution of the botanical insecticide pyrethrum, as well as a wide range of conventional insect control technologies. MGK and its subsidiaries employ 250 people at its facilities in North America and Africa.