7-24-2014: State Pest Association Elects New Officers and Board Members

Conference attendees learn about latest research for pests

Wrightsville Beach, N.C. — Hundreds of pest management professionals from North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia convened in Wrightsville Beach today to kick off the 2014 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference.  As part of the opening day activities, the North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) welcomed its executive officers for 2014-2015.

NCPMA members are also attending classes concerning the latest research regarding pollinators, cockroaches and other pests.

The new officers include President, Scott Canady of Canady’s Services Inc. in Lumber Bridge; Vice President, Lee Smith of Rid-A-Pest, Inc. in Morehead City; Secretary/Treasurer Dana McDuffie of McDuffie Pest Control in Elizabethtown; and Past President, Burns Blackwell of Terminix Company in Greensboro.

“The Summer Conference is more than just a group of meeting. It’s a time of celebration as we kick off a new year for our association.  I am excited about the opportunities that lay ahead for 2014-2015 and look forward to working with this excellent group of board members for the benefit of our entire industry,” said Scott Canady, 2014-2015 NCPMA President.

The 2014 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference is being held at the Holiday Inn Resort and is presented by the National Pest Management Association.  It includes pest management professionals from North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

The officers will serve a one-year term ending July 2015.  Each of the executive officers has served previous terms on the board of directors and has been active in board committees.

About the NCPMA

Founded in 1952, the North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) is the trade association representing the professional pest management industry in North Carolina. NCPMA promotes the continued cooperation and success of all pest management businesses in North Carolina.  NCPMA is the only statewide association dedicated to representing and educating North Carolina’s pest management professionals.

To learn more about NCPMA, please visit its Web site at:  www.ncpestmanagement.org.