NPMA Announces Women of Excellence Award

NPMA’s Women of Excellence Award, presented by Orkin, recognizes women who advance the pest management industry.

  • March 3, 2010

FAIRFAX, Va. – The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) announced today a call for nominations for NPMA’s Women of Excellence Award, presented by Orkin. This is the second year the NPMA will recognize women who advance the pest management industry every day, in every way. Nominations open today and may be submitted online at by no later than Friday, July 30. Self-nominations will be accepted.

“NPMA is proud to provide a forum through the Women of Excellence Award to honor women who are making significant and lasting impacts upon the industry.  This is the premier recognition program for women pest control professionals and is the only such program in the industry “said Rob Lederer, executive vice president for NPMA.

The international honor is open to women across the pest management industry. Deserving candidates who demonstrate outstanding leadership and make notable contributions to the development and growth of the profession and to other women are encouraged to apply.

Nomination criteria. An eligible nominee meets the following criteria:

•         Works in the pest control industry (pest control operator, manufacturer, researcher)

•         Demonstrates leadership in her professional career

•         Makes notable contributions to the good of her profession

•         Helps other women succeed in the industry

The winner of NPMA’s Women of Excellence Award will be chosen by an esteemed and independent judges panel comprised of professionals with backgrounds in pest management, human resources and other industries. The judges are Tory Johnson, Women for Hire magazine; Emily Thomas Kendrick, 2009 Women of Excellence Award recipient; Rob Lederer, NPMA; Jean Seawright, CMC, Seawright & Associates and Barbara Thorne, Department of Entomology of the University of Maryland.

The award recipient will be notified in August and formally announced at a special award presentation during the 2010 PestWorld Convention, Oct. 20-23 in Honolulu.

“We are proud to celebrate women who have made significant strides to advance their companies, their colleagues and the pest control profession overall,” said Glen Rollins, president and chief operating officer of Orkin, the presenting sponsor of the annual award.

For more information about the NPMA Women of Excellence Award, please visit or contact Dominique Stumpf at or (703) 352-6762.