FAIRFAX, Va. – The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) announced a call for nominations for NPMA’s Women of Excellence Award, presented by Orkin. This is the third 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 www.npmapestworld.org/woe2011.cfm by no later than May 31. Self-nominations will be accepted.
“NPMA is proud to provide a forum through the Women of Excellence Award to honor women who are creating significant and lasting impacts upon the industry. This is the premier recognition program for professional women in pest management, those whose legacies will be forever felt,“ said Rob Lederer, executive vice president for NPMA.
The international honor is open to women throughout 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.
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 independent judges’ panel comprised of professionals with diverse backgrounds. The judges areKarie Keown, 2010 Women of Excellence Award recipient; Rob Lederer, NPMA; Laura Simpson, Dugas Pest Control; Jodi Dorsch, PCT Magazine; and Barbara Thorne, Department of Entomology of the University of Maryland.
The award recipient will be notified in July and formally announced at a special award presentation during PestWorld 2011, Oct. 19-22 in New Orleans.
“We are proud to celebrate women who have made significant strides to advance their companies, their colleagues and the pest control profession overall,” said John Wilson, president of Orkin USA, the presenting sponsor of the annual award.