FAIRFAX, Va. — The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) announced the appointment of Marcia Duke, Ph.D., as director of Regulatory Affairs, a newly created position that will be responsible for the day-to-day management and execution of NPMA’s federal regulatory affairs program and collaborating with both NPMA’s technical and government affairs departments.
Duke received her doctorate in entomology from Texas A&M University, is a Board Certified Entomologist, and most recently served as a registration specialist for S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., where she provided analysis, advice, and expertise in registration related matters to support the company’s immediate and strategic business plans. Prior to that, she was a regional technical specialist for Terminix International, where she provided scientific and professional leadership to resolve regulatory, quality assurance, and technical issues.
"I have seen the significant strides that NPMA has made in its outreach programs, to include offering educational seminars to regulatory officials,“ Duke said. "Regulators must sift through so much information as it relates to pest management issues that the outreach NPMA is doing will definitely have an impact as regulators continue to look to us as a meaningful resource."
In addition to her technical experience, Duke has also had experience on Capitol Hill having served as a legislative assistant to Congressman Charlie Wilson.
"We are thrilled to have Marcia join our outstanding team,” said NPMA Executive Vice President Bob Rosenberg. “With her background in both policy and technical-related issues, she brings incredible strengths to the table, especially as we work harder to generate significant dialogue with regulators on the importance of pest management.”
Duke’s appointment follows closely on the heels of Gene Harrington's promotion to Vice President of Government Affairs for the association.
“Gene has been a key part of our success for nearly twenty years and we were thrilled to promote him to this position,” stated Rosenberg. “His combined skills and determination are exactly what our industry needs.”