The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) announced the formation of a member-driven Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force. This task force will help to facilitate discussions on industry needs, and what NPMA can do as an association to assist member companies and the industry in this critical business area.
“According to the 2020 US Census data, people who identify as multi-racial increased by 276% from 9 million in 2010 to 33.8 million in 2020. This data offers a portrait of an increasingly diverse nation and as an industry we need to embrace all people,” stated Scott Steckel, president NPMA.
Dominque Stumpf, chief executive officer for NPMA went on to say, “we need to support our members in their company’s efforts, where appropriate, and ensure we are providing an environment of diversity, equity and inclusion.”
Led by Chair Erin Richardson, President of All-American Pest Control, and Co-chair Joel Nolasco, Owner of NuBorn Pest Control, the DEI Task Force is comprised of industry leaders stemming from a variety of backgrounds, life experiences, ethnicities, and perspectives.
An organizational meeting of the DEI Task Force will be held in October followed by a DEI expert facilitated session to help guide the conversation as the task force builds the foundation and strategic direction for this critical program.
To learn more about NPMA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force, please visit www.npmapestworld.org.
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. Learn more at www.npmapestworld.org.