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Change in Leadership at NPMA Announced

Cindy Mannes steps down as Professional Pest Management Alliance Executive Director


June 24, 2008 - The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) announced today that Cindy Mannes is stepping down from her role as Executive Director for the Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA).


Mannes became Executive Director of PPMA in 2001 following a stint on the manufacturer side of the pest management industry.  Under her leadership, positive messages about pest management have reached millions of homeowners every year.


According to Cindy Mannes, “I love this industry and have had the opportunity over the last seven years to help build and shape our consumer outreach program and messaging through the Alliance.  During that time, I have assembled a dedicated team of communications professionals that every day embodies the passion, excitement and drive to grow this industry that PPMA needs.  With the current PPMA leadership team offering 12+ years of combined experience, we have a strong machine in place to continue to promote the positive image of our industry.  I have every confidence that PPMA will continue to be as successful as it has in years past.”

Rob Lederer, executive vice president for NPMA thanked Mannes for her years of valuable service and went on to say, “Cindy has been an integral part of the growth and development of PPMA.  But, with the experienced team in place we will continue to take a proactive role in defining our destiny with the consumer.”


“Although Cindy’s day-to-day leadership of PPMA will certainly be missed, we are pleased she will remain in the industry as Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer for Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators,” Lederer continued.