Legislative Day 2019

Schedule of Events


12:30 PM – 5:00 PM

NPMA Board of Directors Meeting

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Open House at the NPMA Headquarters Office
You've seen us at meetings and heard us on podcasts, but have you ever wanted to check out where the Association staff makes the magic happen? All Legislative Day attendees are invited to join us for an Open House cocktail reception at the NPMA headquarters in Fairfax, VA before we kick-off Legislative Day! Transportation will be provided to and from the Capital Hilton with the last bus departing at 8:30PM.

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8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

PestVets Council Meeting

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Recruitment & Retention Committee Meeting

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Pest Management Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting

10:00 AM – 11:30 PM

Commercial Committee Meeting

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Public Policy Committee Meeting

11:00 AM – 6:00 PM


Noon – 1:00 PM

Lunch for Committee Meetings

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

PWIPM Networking Event

Come have lunch with other professional women in pest management. The discussion theme is: recruiting women. Women thrive in all roles in the pest management industry. Bring your ideas for recruiting more women into our workforce.

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12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Business Development Committee Meeting

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Supplier's Council Meeting

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Marketing to Membership Committee Meeting

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Fumigation Committee Meeting

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Association Leadership Forum
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2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Leadership Networking Community (LNC) Council Meeting

3:00 PM – 5:30 PM

PPMA Board of Directors Meeting

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

SPAR Program

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4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

First Timers' Orientation (invitation only)

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Welcome Reception
Join your fellow attendees for a drink to kick-off Legislative Day!

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7:30 AM – 5:30 PM


7:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Operation Gratitude
Join your fellow attendees in supporting our troops by stuffing a care package and writing a letter to a service person stationed overseas.
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7:30 AM – 9:30 AM

FMC True Champions Lounge
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8:00 AM – 9:15 AM

PCT/NPMA Industry Survey Results & PCT Technician of the Year Awards
Presented by Dan Moreland and Brad Harbison, PCT Magazine
PCT and NPMA have teamed up again this year thanks to a sponsorship from BASF to gather data on workplace satisfaction in the pest management industry. This cutting-edge session will provide insights on sentiment of personnel in pest management compared to national averages. 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.

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8:30 AM–11:00 AM

QualityPro Board of Directors Meeting

9:30 AM–10:30 AM

Building Relationships in Washington
Presented by Bob Dold, Jr. Rose Pest Solutions and former congressman; Moderated by Mike Seyfert , FMC
A former Member of Congress and member of our industry gives the inside track on how to be heard in D.C.  This dynamic question and answer session will provide key takeaways on how DC works and how best to navigate the political process.

10:30 AM –11:30 AM

Artificial Intelligence and the Impact on Our Industry
Presented by John Kenton White, Advanced Symbolics, Inc.

Advanced Symbolics Inc. (ASI) will deliver an informative presentation that will give an overview of ASI and their AI’s capabilities, explain how artificial intelligence is improving on traditional market research and provide examples of how the pest management industry can use PPMA’s results to better understand specific audiences and develop strategies and messaging to effectively reach them. ASI will present key findings from real-world projects that illustrate the strengths of AI and how they can be quickly implemented in any organization to improve marketing efforts, going beyond topline vanity metrics and providing crucial insights into the issues and topics that matter most to customers.

Hosted by

11:30 AM –12:30 PM

Winning the War on Talent 
Presented by Sara Cromwell, Abell Pest Control, Etobicoke, ON; Leila Haas, Sprague Pest Solutions, Tacoma, WA; Daniele Collinson, B.O.G. Pest Control, Edgewater, MD

With record-breaking low unemployment rates and record-high job vacancy rates across North America, the war on talent has never been greater. Recruiting and retaining the best people is essential for any company’s growth, but the competition is fierce against both direct competitors and other industries. Learn practical tools to assist you in winning the war on talent; allowing you to attract, develop and retain top employees.
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12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Luncheon & Keynote Debate Featuring Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman

New York Times Bestsellers, Anna and Jake are the co-writers of the must-read DC morning and afternoon email Politico Playbook. Every lobbyist, staffer and politico in DC is on their email listserv, and they have a unique and incisive method of reporting Congressional procedural minutia and news in an entertaining manner. They recently published a book The Hill to Die On about the 2018 election. Jake has covered the battle for control of Congress for Politico for seven years. His focus is on the House Republican leadership and the major legislative battles on Capitol Hill. He previously covered Washington for the Wall Street Journal. Anna was formerly the co-author of Politico Influence, the essential daily newsletter for information on lobbying and money in politics. This dynamic pair will share the best breakdown on DC, giving attendees an amazing opportunity to hear a real insider perspective on Washington. 
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2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

NPMA Issues Briefing & Strategy Session

Join the NPMA public policy team to review the 2020 policy initiatives and strategy moving forward.  The session will include a detailed review of the NPMA 2020 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 2020 policy initiatives to their elected officials.

3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

Refreshment Break & State Caucuses

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Keynote Debate by Governor Howard Dean and Michael Gerson

Former White House advisor and renowned conservative columnist Michael Gerson and former U.S. Presidential Candidate and Chairman of the Democratic National Convention Howard Dean, face-off in an engaging debate on top issues from health care to trade and taxes, and provide an illuminating look at our political landscape. 

Drawing on his time as Assistant to President George W. Bush for Policy & Strategic Planning as well as Speechwriting, Michael Gerson presents a dynamic overview of what lies ahead on the political horizon. As a columnist and speaker, Gerson is heralded for his shrwed, prescient insights in the current administration, dynamics on Capitol Hill, and more. 

As a current contributor on MSNBC, Dean is a leading voice on the future of the Democratic party who's refreshingly candid insights into the 2020 election, polarization in Washington, and more, regularly make headlines.

Concise and candid, Gerson and Dean are sure to keep you entertained, and leave you informed.

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5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Legislative Day Reception

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7:30 AM – 9:00 AM


7:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Breakfast & Keynote Presentation 

David Wasserman, House Editor, the Cook Political Report
A trusted election analyst by Republicans and Democrats, viewed as accurate and impartial. David regularly provides expert commentary on TV and in top publications and will give the audience an updated look at the current political climate in Washington.
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9:30 AM

Depart for Appointments on the Hill
Check the current appointment schedule.

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

MGK Legislative Center & Lunch with Address
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