PestWorld 2020 kicks off on-line – Pest Administration Skilled



The NPMA CEO Dominique Stumpf. IMAGE: PMP STAFF

The National Pest Management Association CEO Dominique Stumpf, CMP, CAE, welcomed attendees to the primary ever digital model of PestWorld throughout the Opening Ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Initially scheduled to be held in Nashville, Tenn., the 87th annual occasion was held on-line due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Though issues could definitely be completely different on this new digital surroundings, and no I’m not going to say the brand new regular, I can promise you that you will obtain a tremendously priceless expertise this week,” mentioned Stumpf in a recorded message performed for attendees. “And we’re so pleased you’re right here with us as we make historical past collectively.”

PestWorld 2020 is not any completely different from previous occasions, as it’s a place for these within the pest administration trade to collect to community, study to enhance, and develop collectively.

Stumpf highlighted the methods through which the NPMA served its members within the early days of the Coronavirus pandemic.

  • A devoted web site — — with up to date coronavirus associated info geared to pest management companies and staff.
  • A webinar collection to offer related, present info to assist firms keep in enterprise.
  • The push for pest management to be labeled as an important service not solely on a state degree, however on a federal degree as effectively.

“This trade responded with kindness and style within the face of adversity,” she mentioned. “You helped your prospects, and have been one of many few individuals even allowed inside properties throughout stay-at-home orders. You provided flexibility to your staff, you supported different native companies, and located methods to your groups to present again to your communities.”

She additionally acknowledged those that helped make the change to a digital occasion.

“Thanks for the distinctive workers on the NPMA for working so shortly and out of doors of their consolation zone to transform this 12 months’s occasion to a digital platform,” she mentioned. “I couldn’t be prouder of them, and their ardour and dedication to our membership.”

She thanked the provider neighborhood and PestWorld sponsors, in addition to the strategic companions that regularly help NPMA initiatives.

“We’re wanting ahead to what’s to return, and have full religion that we are able to do and face something once we are motivated and dealing collectively,” Stumpf mentioned.

The NPMA’s Workforce Growth Initiative, a program launched at PestWorld 2019, is now up and operating, Stumpf mentioned. It’s designed to assist pest management firms to develop by discovering and fostering expert employees.

A video proven about this system revealed employment of pest management employees is projected to develop 7 %, from 2018 to 2028, sooner than the common for all occupations.

Highlights of the Workforce Growth Initiative embrace:

  • A web site — — will assist make job seekers conscious of the wonderful job alternatives within the pest administration trade, selling careers and incomes potential.
  • A complete search engine marketing program will improve the web site’s visibility on-line and entice job seekers utilizing key phrases throughout on-line searches.
  • A job board perform will present a constant, up-to-date checklist of job alternatives to assist drive job seekers to pest management firms in search of employees.
  • Newly launched Fb and LinkedIn social media platforms will drive consciousness {of professional} pest management as a fascinating profession path.

This system, mentioned Stumpf, “will drive expertise and search to coach potential job seekers concerning the unimaginable alternative that awaits them within the skilled pest management trade.”

Additionally introduced throughout the Opening Ceremony have been the NPMA’s 2020 Govt Management Program members.


Songwriters Barry Dean and Luke Laird. IMAGE: PMP STAFF

Established to determine and practice aspiring affiliation leaders and set up a pipeline of engaged people that characterize the NPMA’s numerous membership, this system has a two-year curriculum encompassing skilled improvement, affiliation coaching, mentoring, and participation at NPMA occasions.

The second class of scholars graduated inside the previous 12 months. This 12 months, the NPMA welcomes the fourth class, which incorporates Tim Hen, Mayday Pest Options; Adam Brashier, Fashionable Pest Management; Bridget Carr, Bug Categorical Pest Management; Manuel “Manny” Guzman, Pestrol Inc.; William “Invoice” Horgan, Debug Pest Management; Trent Kucherka, ABC House & Commerical Providers; Kaija Saarinen, Inexperienced and Gone Pest Options; Clint Sowle, Ecolab; Trey Strickland, Waynes Pest Management; and Donald Volonte, Terminix Worldwide.

As is custom at PestWorld, the Opening Ceremony featured native leisure. As a result of this 12 months’s occasion was slated for Nashville, Tenn., songwriters Barry Dean and Luke Laird gave a digital efficiency, enjoying their guitars from the consolation of their couch.

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