The National Pest Management Association mourns the loss of Bob Rosenberg, its former CEO and longtime advocate for the structural pest control industry. Rosenberg passed away on September 10 at the age of 72.
Rosenberg’s career with NPMA spanned more than 27 years. Prior to being appointed as NPMA CEO in 2013, he served as Senior Vice President for Government Affairs. His career was founded on building bridges between industry, academia, and government agencies. His storied career was highlighted by receiving the NPMA Pinnacle Award, the association’s highest honor, in 2015.
Dominique Stumpf, NPMA’s CEO and successor to Rosenberg stated, “We are deeply saddened by Bob’s passing, but know that his legacy will live on through the important work that NPMA continues to do today as an advocate for the professional pest management industry. His ability to lead was second only to his charisma and ability to communicate. Bob had a true knack for connecting with people and rallying them to a common cause, which was integral to his success in government affairs and NPMA leadership.”
Rosenberg was a renowned industry leader and was inducted into the Pest Management Professional Magazine (PMP) Hall of Fame, was a PCT Magazine Crown Leadership Award winner, and was inducted in the Association of Structural Pest Control Regulatory Officials “Hall of Fame” and served as a longtime member of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee.
NPMA joins the industry in grieving the loss of an industry icon.
In addition to the incredible lineup of speakers, educational programs, and exhibits, PestWorld offers an array of special events that will take your conference experience to the next level. Take part in the HPCA Golf Tournament for a day of friendly camaraderie on the greens, benefiting the Maui relief fund. Get the best views of the island at Kualoa Ranch on a zipline adventure, movie tour, or UTV excursion. Or participate in PestWorld Day of Service, including the PWIPM 5k Fun Run/Walk benefiting the Maui Food Bank.
NPMA is now accepting applications for our Executive Leadership Program! Each year, NPMA selects a cohort of participants to go through a two-year curriculum with monthly meetings that prepare them for association leadership. NPMA pairs participants with mentors, sets up monthly conference calls with participants, and helps fund participation in industry events. The deadline to apply for next year’s class is November 17, 2023.
Meeting the challenge of helping members build a diverse network and find industry mentors, NPMA has launched the “NPMA Hives” program. The program consists of joining 5-7 industry professionals together weekly for 30 minutes each week to provide mutual support and motivation in each other’s professional journeys. To find your Hive, sign up by October 20th at www.npmapestworld.org/hives.
NPMA is committed to cultivating an inclusive and diverse industry. Through our volunteer committees, we seek a broad range of voices to contribute to our organization’s strategic leadership and decision-making process. Consider applying to be a part of our volunteer committees. Get involved in your association and become an integral voice for this industry!
Committee applications close on March 29, 2024.
Last Thursday, the U.S. Department of Labor today announced a notice of proposed rulemaking that would restore and extend overtime protections to 3.6 million salaried workers. The proposed rule would guarantee overtime pay for most salaried workers earning less than $1,059 per week, about $55,000 per year. Read DOL’s press release.
The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), the consumer marketing arm of NPMA, released its bi-annual Vector Sectors™ list of the top 10 cities with the greatest risk for increased pest pressure from vector pests for the remainder of summer and into fall. For the first time ever, the seasonal report includes a mosquito pressure warning for the entire state of Florida due to above-average temperatures and precipitation, which create ideal breeding conditions for these disease-spreading pests. Check out the full report to see if your city made the list.
To learn more about PPMA and its consumer programming, contact Jim Fredericks email@example.com.
Job seekers unfamiliar with our industry get hooked when they are educated about what we do. Get out there and feature what makes your company a great place to work. Use your NPMA workforce development benefits to support you. Optimize your website for search engines: Create informative and high-quality content that addresses common pest control concerns and provides solutions. View the SEO tip sheet in the Workforce Toolkit.
QualityPro exists for companies of all sizes and wants to make accreditation as accessible as possible for those companies committed to excellence. This year we expanded our training standard to include two options—option one is the standard practice of getting all customer-facing employees through the training exam, and option two is getting your training program itself certified by QualityPro. Learn more about QualityPro V6.1, and which approach to satisfying Standard 4.1 works best for your company, by reaching out to us at QualityPro@pestworld.org.
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