The Fairfax, Va.-based National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has selected the Executive Leadership Program (ELP) Class of 2019. The program is designed to to prepare pest management professionals (PMPs) for association leadership roles and develop successful industry ambassadors.
“As proven with the previous two ELP classes, the curriculum presents a fantastic opportunity for these aspiring association leaders to grow professionally and personally,” says NPMA CEO Dominique Stumpf, CMP, CAE. “In turn, NPMA benefits by hearing fresh perspectives and establishing a pipeline of engaged members. It’s truly a win-win situation. I look forward to working with this new group of participants, and witnessing their many successes for years to come.”
The 10 candidates were selected by a group of judges represented by NPMA’s Diversity Committee, Leadership Development Group, previous ELP mentors, and the NPMA Board of Directors. Applicants were selected through a rigorous application process based on broad criteria, which accounted for leadership potential, industry participation and commitment to professional development, among other factors.
The Class of 2019 is as follows:
- Israel Alvarez, CEO/Owner, Insight Pest Management, Newbury Park, Calif.
- Daniele Collinson, Pest Division Manager, Blades of Green, Edgewater, Md.
- Trevor Davis, Co-Owner and President, Goodbye Skeeter Inc., Ontario, Canada
- Austin Elrod, President, Pest Force, Canyon Lake, Texas
- Megan Jacobson, Office Manager/Co-Owner, Steve’s Pest Control, Holts Summit, Mo.
- Brandon Lea, Vice President of Operations, A-1 Termite and Pest Control, Lenoir, N.C.
- Ashley Marratt, Owner, Founder and CEO, Red Coat Services, Atlanta, Ga.
- Sasa Milenkovic, Owner/CEO, Pest Czar, Towson, Md.
- Jordan Murad, Vice President, Cross Pest Control of Tampa, Thonotosassa, Fla.
- Glen Ramsey, Technical Services Manager, Rollins Inc., Atlanta, Ga.
During the two-year curriculum, candidates will participate in training sessions and courses designed to cultivate skills and knowledge essential to successful organizational leadership within NPMA and beyond. Training will encompass a comprehensive range of competencies, including: the history of NPMA and its future plans, industry trends and consumer insights, inclusion and diversity training, executive etiquette, public policy and legislative issue navigation and community engagement, along with a suite of skills related to strategic management and planning.
The ELP is an NPMA initiative designed to find passionate, committed and engaged individuals from across North America who want to enhance the association and the membership experience. Applications for participation will be accepted on an ongoing annual basis. Visit NPMAPestWorld.org/elp to learn about the program, the applicant criteria and to complete the application.
from Pest Management Professional https://www.mypmp.net/2019/01/11/npma-announces-elp-class-of-2019/