|Judy Black (center) is presented with the NPMA Women of Excellence Award from John Wilson(right) of Orkin, and Kevin Pass (left) of NPMA.|
FAIRFAX, Va. — As part of the Thursday activities at PestWorld, NPMA recognized Judy Black with the Women of Excellence Award and Justin McCauley with the Young Entrepreneur Award.
Black, vice president of technical services for Steritech’s pest prevention division, is this year’s recipient of the National Pest Management Association’s (NPMA’s) Women of Excellence Award, presented by Orkin.
Since joining Steritech in 1994, Black has worked in a variety of technical and management roles, stepping into the position of technical director in 2005. She was promoted to vice president in early 2012. A graduate of West Virginia University, she received her bachelor of science in agriculture with an emphasis in environmental protection, as well as a master of science in entomology. She is a board certified entomologist and a member of Pi Chi Omega, the national pest control fraternity. Black also served as chair on the NPMA Technical Committee for a number of years, served on the inaugural Bed Bug Blue Ribbon Task Force and was the director of the Certification Board for the Entomological Society of America.
|Justin McCauley (center) is presented with the NPMA Young Entrepreneur Award from John Myers (right) of Rentokil, and Kevin Pass (left) of NPMA.|
McCauley, chief operating officer for McCauley Services, is this year’s inaugural recipient of the Young Entrepreneur Award, presented by Rentokil Pest Control. The new award recognizes young entrepreneurs (40 years of age or less) working in the professional pest management industry who have helped create or develop an industry business and/or those who have stewarded a meaningful industry concept to fruition. McCauley also is involved in his community, serving on the Board of Directors of the Kiwanis of Saline County, Habitat for Humanity of Saline County, the National Pest Management Association, and the Arkansas Pest Management Association. Additionally, McCauley is involved in the NPMA Leadership Development Group and serves as the head coach of Vikings Future Panthers Football Team.
In addition, NPMA annually honors a Committee of the Year, and this year NPMA recognized the Leadership Development Group (LDG). LDG is an affiliate group of NPMA that is focused on the “next” generation of pest management professionals.