Plunkett’s Pest Control appoints new president


October 13, 2022

Silva Mulgrew

Aly Silva Mulgrew

Long-time president and owner of Plunkett’s Pest Control, Stacy O’Reilly, announced that she is stepping down, effective Jan. 1, 2023.

O’Reilly wrote in a letter to her staff, “When my father retired 20 years ago, he retired when the next generation of leaders was read to manage Plunkett’s. He considered Plunkett’s entire team in his decision, the technicians and clients being top of mind for his decision. That time has come for me, too. Our leadership team is stronger than it has ever been. The time is right for them to take over the day-to-day management of Plunkett’s/Varment Guard.

O’Reilly will remain as chair of the board of directors.

Plunkett’s director of innovation and shared services, Aly Silva Mulgrew, will succeed O’Reilly as the fifth president in the company’s 108-year history. Mulgrew has been with since 2020. Before joining Plunkett’s, she was at Surest (previously Bind Benefits), leading the human capital department and the company’s cross-functional projects.

Prior to Bind, Mulgrew was a management consultant with EY Parthenon, advising clients in North America, Latin America and Europe.

Mulgrew speaks Spanish, Portuguese and English. She is originally from El Salvador and grew up in Latin America before making the United States her home. Silva Mulgrew earned a BA in economics from Harvard University and masters of business administration from Harvard Business.

O’Reilly calls Mulgrew “a special talent who jumps into any challenge willingly. She listens, learns, supports and contributes with a genuine goal to move the entire team forward together,” according to the news release.

“I am honored and excited to lead the Plunkett’s and Varment Guard team, a talented and dedicated group of professionals who consistently deliver excellent service for our customers,” Mulgrew said. “Thank you to Stacy and the O’Reilly family to the trust ad opportunity to steward and shape a 100-plus year legacy.”


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Ellen Wagner is a former digital editor for PMP magazine.

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