FAIRFAX, Va. – The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) announced Jennifer Leggett, president of Lindsey Pest Services, is this year’s recipient of the Women of Excellence Award, presented by Orkin. Leggett will be honored by peers for her numerous accomplishments and industry contributions on October 21 during PestWorld 2011 in New Orleans.
“Jennifer has an incredible energy for and dedication to the industry,” noted Rob Lederer, NPMA’s executive vice president. “She has always demonstrated a strong commitment to leading by example and an unselfish passion for helping others succeed.” Lederer further commented that “NPMA is proud to join with Orkin through The Women of Excellence Award to celebrate the contributions of women to the pest management profession.”
The international honor was open to women across the profession. NPMA received numerous nominations for talented professionals who make notable contributions to the development and growth of the profession and other women.
Leggett first became a service technician in 1987 and bought her company in 1992. Since that time, she has been very active in the industry through participation in state, national and international initiatives to advance the industry and its professionals. Examples of her involvement include her current position as Chair of NPMA’s Professional Women in Pest Management group, service as the president of the Florida Pest Management Association, leadership in establishing a coordinated approach to industry training in Florida, service on the Pest Control Enforcement Advisory Council of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and participation in several international training task forces.
“Orkin is proud to support the Women of Excellence award for the third consecutive year,” said John Wilson, President, Orkin USA. “We are pleased to highlight the extraordinary accomplishments of women in the pest management industry