NPMA to host 28th Academy


May 15, 2023



The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) will host its 28th Academy July 18-20 in Scottsdale, Ariz., at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa.

The Academy is an opportunity to expand your network, enhance leadership skills and accelerate your business.

According to the Academy website, “Whether this is your first Academy or your 28th, you’ll be glad you decided to join us this year.  Academy is all about sportsmanship and team spirit. With a variety of physical competitions, mental challenges, and team tasks, the Academy Olympic Games will forever change the way you view a meeting. We promise to get you on your feet, your mind working, and your enthusiasm recharged.”

The full schedule of events is now available on the website. Activities include a golf tournament, Olympics-style events and sunrise yoga. There will also be several general sessions and learning labs on a variety of topics.

Registration for the event is now available on the NPMA Academy website.

The premiere sponsor of the event is Corteva. Other sponsors include BASF, Envu, MGK, Syngenta and WorkWave.

About NPMA

The National Pest Management Association, a non-profit organization with more than 5,000 members, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry’s commitment to the protection of public health, food, and property from the diseases and dangers of pests.

In honor of both the association and magazine’s 90th anniversary in 2023, Pest Management Professional Hall of Fame members connected to the NPMA include:

  • Bill Buettner, founder of the association and widely considered to be the “Father of the Professional Pest Control Industry” (Class of 1998)
  • Dr. Ralph Heal, longtime NPMA technical director and executive director (Class of 2003)
  • Dr. Doug Mampe, longtime NPMA technical director and former PMP columnist (Class of 2003)
  • Dr. Mark Lacey, NPMA technical director (Class of 2008)
  • Greg Baumann, , NPMA technical director and former PMP columnist (Class of 2013)
  • And many more. See the full list of inductees with links to their biographies at


About the Author

Ellen Wagner is a former digital editor for PMP magazine.

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