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NPMA Announces Lifetime Membership Awards

Three distinguished individuals who have served the industry for decades are recipients of this prestigious award


Fairfax, VA – May 25, 2022 – The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is proud to announce the recipients of the NPMA Lifetime Membership Award. The Lifetime Membership award is a prestigious designation, based on criteria established by the NPMA board of directors and is awarded to NPMA members who embody the pinnacle of leadership, service, and integrity.


“The NPMA Lifetime Membership Award is not an annual award. Rather, it is an award granted to NPMA members who are industry leaders that embody leadership, character, integrity and have truly helped guide the Association and the industry into the future,” said Dominique Stumpf, chief executive officer for the NPMA. She went on to say, “their leadership and decades of service have driven our professionalism and supported our mission.”


These three individuals, whose careers spanned decades, found the time and energy to give back to their industry while providing thought leadership and setting an example for generations to follow.


“We feel certain that these individuals, through their example, and their continued industry involvement have mentored, and will continue to mentor many future leaders,” said Scott Steckel, current president NPMA.


Our three distinguished recipients include, Phil Gregory, founder Gregory Pest Solutions, Greenville South Carolina; Russ Ives, third generation pest management professional and Chairman of the Board, Rose Pest Solutions, Troy Michigan, and Tommy Fortson, third generation pest management professional, former President and COO Terminix Services headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina. 


Tommy Fortson Phil Gregory Russ Ives




About the National Pest Management Association

The NPMA, a non-profit organization with more than 5,000 members, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry's commitment to the protection of public health, food, and property from the diseases and dangers of pests. For more information, visit www.NPMAPestWorld.org.