September 11, 2023 - Fairfax, VA– 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 leader across the industry around the world and was inducted into the Pest Management Professional Magazine (PMP) Hall of Fame, was a PCT Magazine Crown Leadership Award winner, and was inducted into 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.