Legislative Day 2019

Schedule of Events

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12:30 PM – 5:30 PM

NPMA Board of Directors Meeting

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

NPMA Board of Directors Reception
Invitation Only


8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Recruitment & Retention Meeting

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Pest Management Board of Trustees Meeting

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

PestVets Committee Meeting

10:00 AM – Noon

Technology Committee Meeting

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Public Policy Committee Meeting

Noon – 1:00 PM

Lunch for Committee Meetings

Noon – 1:30 PM

PWIPM Networking Event

Come have lunch with other professional women in pest management and join the discussion of how we can attract, develop and support women in the pest management industry.

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12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Suppliers Council Meeting

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Business Development Committee Meeting

12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Commercial Committee Meeting

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Marketing to Membership Committee Meeting

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Fumigation Committee Meeting

2:00 PM – 4:15 PM

State Association Leadership Forum

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2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

LDG Council Meeting


2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Diversity Committee Meeting

3:00 PM – 5:30 PM

SPAR Program

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5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

First Timers' Orientation (invitation only)

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Reception & Capitol Steps Performance

For over thirty years, the Capitol Steps have been putting Washington’s hottest scandals to your favorite tunes. They put the MOCK in Democracy…you don’t want to miss it! 

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5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Pest Management Foundation Gala 
Advanced registration required*


7:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Café FMC

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM 

PCT/NPMA Industry Diversity Survey Results & PCT Technician of the Year Awards
Presented by Dan Moreland and Brad Harbison

PCT and NPMA have teamed up again this year thanks to a sponsorship from BASF to gather data on diversity in the workplace. This comprehensive session will provide insights on how your company compares to other pest management firms in appealing to candidates from various backgrounds, creating a culture that fosters understanding of varying ethnicities and whether a diverse workforce is something that actually benefits your organization. Prior to the presentation, PCT’s editors will recognize their Technicians of the Year with an award in the categories of residential, commercial and termite services.

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9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

QualityPro Board of Directors Meeting

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10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Navigating the Crossroads: The Impact of New Technologies on Existing Regulations
Jeff White, National Association of State Deparments of Agriculture (invited); Yu Ting Guilaran or Mike Goodis, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticide Programs (invited)

The advent of new computer, building and chemical technologies coupled with innovative approaches to structural pest management has created an environment in which we find what once seemed black and white has shades of gray. In this session, experts will discuss the impact of technological advances and how state and federal agencies are keeping up with the changes. 

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Attracting Top Talent
Discussion panel of representatives from NPMA's PWIPM, LDG, Recruitment & Retention, Diversity and PestVets Committees

To continue to grow the industry, we must attract top talent. NPMA and member companies are constantly working to elevate the status of the pest management industry in the eyes of prospective employees and offer a rewarding career path. Attend this panel to learn how NPMA committees and pest control companies are tackling the recruitment challenges we all face.

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12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Luncheon & Keynote Presentation: Washington Insiders
Sean Spicer & Rick Santorum Deliberate Politics in America

This session will feature a healthy discussion between the former Whitehouse Press

Secretary, Sean Spicer, and 2016 Presidential Contender and former U.S. Senator, Rick Santorum. These insiders will discuss the rapidly changing political landscape, postmortem the mid-terms, and share their predictions for the 2020 elections. Although they hail from the same party, Spicer and Santorum will each provide unique perspectives on what we can anticipate from D.C. over the coming years.

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2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

NPMA Legislative Update and Strategy Briefing

Join the NPMA public policy team to review the 2019 policy initiatives and strategy moving forward. The session will include a detailed review of the NPMA 2019 policy initiatives and accompanying talking points, an overview of the political strategy, a discussion of effective advocacy techniques and finally how NPMA members can best present the NPMA 2019 policy initiatives to their elected officials.

3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

Refreshment Break & State Caucuses

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Keynote Presentation
Pete Hegseth, CEO, Concerned Vets of America & Senior Political Analyst, Fox News

Since 9/11, Army Major Pete Hegseth - an infantry soldier, Ivy League scholar,veterans advocate, author, and media commentator — has had a front row seat to a decade’s worth of warfare, politics, and high-stakes debates; forging an informed, passionate, and unique perspective on the future of America. A decorated war-fighter, Princeton/Harvard graduate, veterans leader, highly acclaimed author, and now FOX NEWS host and analyst, Hegseth represents the next generation of American leaders.

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5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Legislative Day Reception

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7:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Breakfast & Keynote Presentation by KT McFarland, Deputy National Security Advisor to President Donald J. Trump (2017)

With a finger on the pulse of national, global and economic issues for more than four decades, Kathleen Troia “KT” McFarland has established herself as an expert on critical national security issues facing the U.S. and a leading advocate for a new era of economic revival in America.

As FOX News’ National Security Analyst, McFarland appears regularly on FOX News and FOX Business News and writes a column for FOXnews.com. Previously, she held national security posts in the Nixon, Ford and Reagan Administrations, including serving as an aide to Dr. Henry Kissinger and as senior speechwriter to Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger.

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9:30 AM

Depart for Appointments on Capitol Hill

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

MGK Legislative Center and Lunch

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