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Commercial Pest Management Summit

The  Summit  will focus on commercial pest management where attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the industry’s trends and critical issues from experts in the field.

The Summit provides an immersive educational    experience with highly relevant updates across multiple industries, networking opportunities and informational exchanges for all in attendance.

Presented and Sponsored by McCall Service

2020


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Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Tampa Airport 
4500 W. Cypress St., Tampa, Florida

Presenters

Dr. Phil Koehler: Dr. Philip G. Koehler is the Margie and Dempsey Sapp Endowed Professor of Structural Pest Control and also the Florida Pest Management Association’s Endowed Professor of Urban Entomology at the University of Florida.  He is an honorary member of the Florida Pest Management Association and the Certified Pest Control Operators of Florida.  His honors include the National Pest Management Association’s Leadership Award, the UF’s Distinguished Faculty Award, UF’s Academy of Teaching Excellence, UF’s Professorial Excellence Award, 2 USDA Distinguished Service Awards, and the Florida Pest Management Association’s Outstanding Service Award and their 2012 Pioneer award and 2013 President’s award.  He was inducted into the Pest Management Professional Hall of Fame in 2015 and received the PCT Leadership award in 1996. He is well known for his research in urban entomology and structural pest control, including research on mosquitoes, bed bugs, flies, cockroaches, termites, and ants.

Kyle Waltz has worked in the wildlife management industry for 15+ years. He holds certifications in forestry conservation, wildlife conservation, wild land fire fighting, General Household Pest Control, & Termite/ WDO. Right out of high school, Kyle worked for Superior Pine Products in Fargo, GA as a caretaker of a 40,000 acre timber and hunting operation for 1 year. For 2 years Kyle was a Park Ranger for the Florida Dept. Of Environmental Protection. For 12 years, Kyle has operated multiple wildlife Control businesses across the U.S. which have done more than 11 million in sales since inception.

Andrew Taylor received a bachelor’s degree in Urban Pest Management while dual majoring in Golf and Sports Turf Management from The University of Florida in 2010. With over 10 years in the industry, Andrew currently serves as the Technical Director for Plunkett’s Pest Control in Fridley, MN (2016-present). He also served as the Technical & Training Director for Clegg’s Termite and Pest Control in Durham, NC (2013-2016). Upon graduating from college, Andrew served as a Lawn Service Manager for McCall Service in Jacksonville, Fl (2010-2013).

Andrew is a Board-Certified Entomologist (Entomological Society of America), and is also a member of the Copesan Technical Committee.

Dr. Phil Koehler

Kyle Waltz

Andrew Taylor

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Dr. Rebecca Baldwin

Dr. Rebecca Baldwin received her BS and MS degrees from the University of Louisiana Monroe and her PhD from the University of Florida.

She is currently an associate professor and the undergraduate coordinator for the University of Florida Entomology and Nematology Department.  She became interested in entomology as a child through the 4-H club in Ouachita Parish, and shares her love of entomology and education by directing the UF Entomology Education and Outreach Program, by mentoring and advising students, and by teaching general education and introductory entomology courses to undergraduates.  Her research program focuses on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) tools for crawling insects.  Outside of the classroom, Rebecca provides CEU and recertification training for teachers as well as many local, state and national pest management agencies, pest management associations, and for the Entomological Society of America (ESA) Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) program.

Dr. Bobby Corrigan

Dr. Corrigan has been active in pest management and food safety for over 25 years.  He has published over 160 technical publications and has authored or co-authored 4 textbooks and several book chapters in pest control including: The Scientific Guide to Pest Management Operations (2010); and Food Plant Sanitation (2003). He is currently working on his 2nd edition of the textbook Rodent Control.

Bobby has appeared in Time Magazine; The New Yorker Magazine; the CBS Sunday Monday Show; he has blogged about rats for the New York Times, is a periodical on-going guest for NPR and PBS, and has made multiple appearances for the Discovery Channel.  

In 2016, he appeared in the mainstream Hollywood movie: Rats directed by the Academy Award Nominee Morgan Spurlock, and his work recently appeared in April 2019 issue of the National Geographic Magazine. 

Dr. Corrigan ran a pest control route for 3 years fulltime in New York City saving to go to college to eventually obtain his Ph.D. in urban rodentology and his BS and MS also from Purdue in urban entomology.

Bobby was inducted to the Pest Control Hall of fame in 2011.  

You can follow Bobby on Twitter where he tweets each week on rodent updates and lessons; Bobby Corrigan @rodentologist.

Cory Goeltzenleuchter

Cory Goeltzenleuchter (Gil-son-lighter) grew up in the pest control industry and has been with McCall Service in Florida for the past 7 years. He started as a Branch Manager of their Gainesville office and is now the Technical Training Director overseeing all training, safety and regulatory compliance. Cory graduated from the University of Florida with his Bachelor of Science degree in Entomology specializing in Urban Pest Management under Dr. Phil Koehler. While earning his degree, he also served as an equipment manager for the Florida Gators Football team.  Cory is a member of the Copesan Technical Committee, the National Non-Soil Fumigation Committee and the National Pest Management Association’s Technical Committee. Cory is engaged to his co-Gator Grad fiancé, Tristin and they graciously share their home with their three cats!

Mark Ruff, P.A.

Mark Ruff, founder of MHR Law, has been involved in pest control litigation for almost two decades. He is recognized as an authority on pest control lawn and has given numerous presentations and led panel discussions for the Florida Pest Management Association as well as various state and regional associations.


Allison Allen

Allison Allen is the Executive Director of QualityPro, the certification program of the National Pest Management Association. QualityPro is the largest certification program for companies in the pest management industry and includes the QualityPro Food Safety, QualityPro Schools, QualityPro Public Health and GreenPro service certifications. For NPMA, she is also the staff liaison to the Recruitment & Retention and Bylaws committees, Safety Task Force, and Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM). In her previous role, she developed and ran the StopPests in Housing Program for the Northeastern IPM Center at Cornell University. Outside of Cornell, she has also worked for the NYC Department of Health, Modern Pest Services, BedBug Central, and the National Center for Healthy Housing. Allie is a board certified entomologist with degrees in teaching and entomology and is an active member of the Entomological Society of America and Pi Chi Omega.

Registration Rates

Early Bird Registration: $199/person 

Regular Registration: $225/person


Tickets Include

Food Provided , CEU Credits, Vendor Expo, Raffle Prizes


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Dave Ramsey is the Director of Field Operations and Integration for Copesan Services Inc. During his 26 year pest management career, Dave has been a technician, service manager, general manager, service quality manager, and now an operations director with 3 different pest management firms. Dave holds an AA in education, BA in Human Resources/Employment Relations and an Master in Business Administration. Dave is an Associated Certified Entomologist and active with NPMA. Although Dave travels the country, Dave lives on a farm in Ohio with his wife, Beth and when not doing pest management enjoys raising livestock and vegetable gardening.


Dave Ramsey

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Judi Lazaro joined AIB International in 1990 and after varies roles including food safety inspector and Head of Audit Services North America, she is now the Sr Category  Director, Food Safety, Global Sales.  After graduating from college,  Judi served in the US Army as a Commissioned Officer and then joined the fast-paced food industry with Frito Lay, Inc.  She is passionate about the food industry and food safety and offers solutions to your complicated issues. 

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