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Professional Pest Management Alliance Names Jim Fredericks as its New Executive Director

PPMA completes its search and plans for transition to take effect in the New Year

FAIRFAX, VA (October 11, 2022) – The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA) today announced that Jim Fredericks, Ph.D., BCE, has been selected as the organization’s new executive director, closing the door on a search process that has been underway for the past several months. The news was shared at the PPMA Board of Directors meeting during the National Pest Management Association’s PestWorld Convention in Boston, MA. Fredericks is the Senior Vice President of Technical and Regulatory Affairs for NPMA and has a long history of serving as the chief entomologist and spokesperson for PPMA’s consumer media and marketing efforts.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jim into this role and look forward to the immediate contributions he’ll be able to make in leading and growing PPMA, particularly with the media relations work and consumer education and programming we do on a daily basis.” said PPMA Chairman Bobby Jenkins. “Jim is clearly the right person for this job. He really set himself apart with his strong leadership, network, expertise and evident passion for our industry.”

Fredericks met with the search committee on several occasions, completing an exhaustive interview process. The committee consisted of Jenkins and PPMA Treasurer Mike Rottler, NPMA CEO Dominique Stumpf and Vault Communications President Jessica Phelan, along with PPMA Executive Director Cindy Mannes, who is set to retire at the end of the year.

“Jim is a long-tenured staff member who has really excelled in his role at NPMA and we’re so proud to see him take the next step as the Executive Director of PPMA,” said NPMA CEO Dominique Stumpf. “It is always so wonderful to promote from within and he has NPMA’s full support as he advances to this next chapter in his career.”

Mannes also shares in this enthusiastic endorsement, “I couldn’t be happier with the decision of the search committee and know that PPMA is in excellent hands. Growing PPMA and the pest control market and advocating the value of professional pest control services to consumers has been my life’s work. It’s a proud moment to pass the torch onto someone who I believe in wholeheartedly and who has worked so closely with PPMA over the years.”

The transition will officially take effect on January 3, 2023.



About the Professional Pest Management Alliance

The PPMA was founded in 1997 to grow, promote and defend the pest management industry. Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, PPMA has served as the voice of the industry and continues to proactively provide the public with information and education on the value of professional pest management through its media relations, public service announcement, advertising and online communications programs it conducts on behalf of the National Pest Management Association. It actively manages the consumer websites, PestWorld.org and PestWorldForKids.org, and social media channels as @PestWorld on FacebookTikTokTwitterPinterest and YouTube. For more information, please visit PPMAMainframe.org or NPMAPestWorld.org/PPMA.

About the National Pest Management Association
The National Pest Management Association (NPMA), a non-profit organization with nearly 5,000 members from around the world, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry’s commitment to the protection of public health, food and property. This commitment is reflected both in the continuing education of pest management professionals and the dissemination of timely information to homeowners and businesses. For more information, please visit NPMAPestWorld.org.