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NPMA Announces Women of Excellence Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              

Media Contact:  Janay Rickwalder, Director of Communications and Marketing
(703) 352-6762 or jrickwalder@pestworld.org


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FAIRFAX, Va. (March 1, 2010) – The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) announced today a call for nominations for NPMA’s Women of Excellence Award, presented by Orkin. This is the second 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/woe2010.htm by no later than Friday, July 30. Self-nominations will be accepted.


“NPMA is proud to provide a forum through the Women of Excellence Award to honor women who are making significant and lasting impacts upon the industry.  This is the premier recognition program for women pest control professionals and is the only such program in the industry,“ said Rob Lederer, executive vice president for NPMA.


The international honor is open to women across 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.


Nomination criteria:

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 esteemed and independent judges panel comprised of professionals with backgrounds in pest management, human resources and other industries. The judges are Tory Johnson, Women for Hire magazine; Emily Thomas Kendrick, 2009 Women of Excellence Award recipient; Rob Lederer, NPMA; Jean Seawright, CMC, Seawright & Associates and Barbara Thorne, Department of Entomology of the University of Maryland.

The award recipient will be notified in August and formally announced at a special award presentation during the 2010 PestWorld Convention, Oct. 20-23 in Honolulu.

“We are proud to celebrate women who have made significant strides to advance their companies, their colleagues and the pest control profession overall,” said Glen Rollins, president and chief operating officer of Orkin, the presenting sponsor of the annual award.


For more information about the NPMA Women of Excellence Award, please visit www.npmapestworld.org/woe2010.htm or contact Dominique Stumpf at dstumpf@pestworld.org or (703) 352-6762.


About NPMA

The NPMA, a non-profit organization with more than 7,000 members, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry’s commitment to the protection of public health, food and property, reflected both in the continuing education of the pest control professional and the dissemination of timely information to homeowners and businesses. For more information, contact Janay Rickwalder at jrickwalder@pestworld.org, call (703) 352-6762, or visit our professional and member Web site at www.npmapestworld.org.


About Orkin, LLC

Founded in 1901, Atlanta-based Orkin is an industry leader in essential pest control services and protection against termite damage, rodents and insects in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Central America, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Asia and the Mediterranean. With more than 400 locations, Orkin’s almost 8,000 employees serve approximately 1.7 million customers. The company serves homeowners and numerous industries including food and beverage processing, foodservice, hospitality, healthcare, retail, warehousing, property/ facilities management, schools and institutions. Learn more about Orkin on our Web site at www.orkin.com. Orkin is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rollins, Inc. (NYSE: ROL).