Board of Directors

2016-2017 GPCA Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board

Shay Runion
Arrow Exterminators
PO Box 500219
Atlanta, GA 31150

678-232-8814 cell

Shay Head Shot 2016 verticalShay serves as Chief HR Officer for Arrow Exterminators. She is a strategic business partner as a member of the Executive and Strategic Planning Teams at the company. Her duties include the management of the organizations overall Human Resource objectives and functions, management of HR departmental functions and oversees employee professional development through Arrow University. Arrow University is the company’s training program that uses advanced learning concepts and techniques to facilitate all training for the company, including manager, new employee and technical training. She is also a member of the company’s acquisition team. Shay graduated from Auburn University in Agricultural Sciences and has a Master’s of Sciences degree in Human Resources Development from Villanova University. Shay is a GA department of Agriculture approved speaker, helps facilitate train-the-trainer, has served as the GPCA Leadership Chairman and the Education committee co-chair for several years. Shay is the current Chairman of the Board for the Georgia Pest Control Association. She is also a member of the Board of Visitors for Truett McConnell College. She resides in Canton, GA with her husband Jeff and two boys, Zeb and Eason.


Randy Martin
HomeTec Exterminating
5935 Gateway Dr.,Suite A
Alpharetta, GA 30004

404-392-4365 cell
770-475-5711 fax
Randy is the Manager for HomeTec Exterminating in Alpharetta, GA. He has been in the pest control industry for 33+ years. He is certified in categories 29 and 30 of Structural Pest Control and category 41 of Commercial Pest Control. He is also certified in Alabama and South Carolina. In December 2013 he became ACE (associate certified entomologist) certified. He has served on many GPCA committees over the past 12 years including co-chairing the education committee for 5 years and the PR committee 2 years. He is a GA department of Agriculture approved speaker and helps facilitate the train-the-trainer program. He is the current GPCA President.

Vice President

Roger Lemaster
Cook’s Pest Control
203 Highway 411 East
PO Box 6
Rome, GA 30161

Employed at Cooks Pest Control in Rome, Ga. for 34 years. Started Nov. 1980 as a pest control technician, promoted to pest manager, promoted to sales manager, promoted to district manager in 2006. Member of the Rome Lions Club, served two terms as president also received the Melvin Jones Fellow award. Serving as Region 3 director 3 times, he received a Region director of the year award, he also serves on other committees as well. Member of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church & serves as finance and building chairman. Married to Wanda for 34 years, 2 daughters- Meagan Woodall and Mallory Redden, 4 grandchildren, Emma-7, Mackenzie-4, Brodie-2, Bailey-1. Roger loves to play golf, retired drag racer, 1985 won the division 2 NHRA world championship at Atlanta Dragway. Helping others is something Roger enjoys to do as a part of his life. He is the current Vice President of GPCA.


Stuart Sinyard
Adams Exterminators
PO Box 3448
Albany, GA 31706

229-435-5377 fax
Stuart Sinyard
Stuart Sinyard, Vice President at Adams Exterminators, Albany. His responsibilities include human resources, QAR & really a little bit of everything depending on what the needs of the company are for any particular day. Stuart is a second generation pest control operator, graduating from UGA with a degree in Entomology.


Region 1 Director

David Helms
456 Bandy Lane
Ringgold, GA 30736

423-503-1557 cell

David Helms photo

David Helms is a pest management professional for Enviroguard Pest Solutions, Inc. in Ringgold, GA. David is also involved in public relations at Enviroguard. He represents Enviroguard at BNI (Business Network International) where he serves as Vice-President of the Chattanooga-Lookout Chapter for 2014-2015. David is active in the Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce and was recently honored as Ambassador of the Month. He is a certified technician in Tennessee and a registered technician in Georgia. He also holds additional certifications including: QualityPro, QualityPro Schools, GreenPro and is a graduate of Sentricon ® University. Born in Enterprise, Alabama, David lives in Ringgold, GA with his wife Carolyn, a retired pharmacist. He is a graduate of Dalton State College with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He also has a Bachelor of Music Education from Samford University and a Master of Church Music from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition, David worked for sixteen years in residential real estate and as a financial advisor with IDS/American Express.  He is a member of McFarland United Methodist Church in Rossville, GA and is also a vocalist. He enjoys spending time with his one granddaughter as well as writing and photography. His son Dave, a software developer, resides in San Diego.  David’s hobbies include music composition, photography, and blogging.  David also serves as a volunteer for a local hospital.

Region 2 Director

Cliff Baird
Compass Pest Control
PO Box 100
Baldwin, GA 30511

706-778-0965 fax
Cliff Baird
Cliff is the sales manager for Compass Pest Management located in Cornelia, Ga. He has been with Compass since August of 2006 and in the pest control industry since July of 2001. Cliff and his wife Misty of 22 years lives in Demorest Ga. And they have 2 daughters and 1 son, also is a member of the Clarkesville Kiwanis Club and the president for the Habersham Raider Dugout Club.

Region 3 Director

Thurmon Morris
Rome City Pest Control
312 East 7th St, Unit 10
Rome, GA 30161

Thurmon Morris photo
Thurmon started his career in 1967, have been active in GPCA for many years; serving on many committees, region director in region 3 several times, graduate of Train the Trainer, owner of two pest control companies and currently live in Rome Ga. And managing partner of Rome City Pest Control,past member of The Guardians.

Region 4 Director

Jeff Dunn
Northwest Exterminating
830 Kennesaw Ave.
Marietta, GA 30060

Jeff Dunn serves as Leader of Sales for Northwest Exterminating. As Leader of Sales, Jeff is responsible for the recruiting process, the hiring process, the training process, and the developmental process of Northwests sales teams. These sales teams include Residential, Commercial, Wildlife, Lawn Care, and the Call Center. Jeff enjoys the opportunity to assist Northwest Sales Team Mates in their professional development. Jeff has served as an Instructor at the University of Georgia’s Instructor Urban and Structural Pest Management Certificate Program since its inception (April 2006). Jeff frequently speaks at state, regional and national events Jeff has served in a number of leadership roles with the Georgia Pest Control Association. Jeff resides in the Smyrna area with his wife Susan and daughters Caroline, Katherine, and Claire.

Region 5 Director

Dave Loudin
Arrow Exterminators
1301 Highway 78
Villa Rica, GA 30180


770-596-6194 cell

770-552-4943 fax
Dave is the Service Center Manager for Arrow Exterminators Dallas, Georgia office. He has over 15 years of Pest Control Industry experience and is a member of the 2001 class of GPCAs Leadership Institute. Since graduating from the University of Tennessee, he has been married to his lovely wife, Jackie for 23 years and they have three terrific sons. In his spare time, Dave is an avid golfer, sports fan and aspiring lounge singer.

Region 6 Director

Allen Beiriger
Active Pest Control
162 Blossom Lane
Newnan, GA 30263

912-661-3281 cell
Allen Beiriger Region 6
Allen resides in Newnan with his wife Teresa of 14 years. He began his career in the industry in 2003 in Franklin TN and is currently the VP Operations at Active Pest Control. Allen currently holds his license in HPC  and WDO in Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama. He is a recent graduate of the GPCA Leadership Program and has been certified as Train the Trainer since 2012.

Region 7 Director

John Buckley
Active Pest Control
80 Candler Road
McDonough, GA 30253

404-867-4006 cell
770-954-9941 work
John Buckley is currently regional manager for Active Pest Control in McDonough. Prior to joining Active, he worked in the construction and development industry.He is currently a member of the 2013 GPCA Leadership Class. John is originally from Coral Gables, Florida and graduated from Florida State University. He has been married to his college sweetheart, Courtney, for 20 years. They have 4 children: Catherine, Jack, Bobby and Caroline. In his spare time he enjoys coaching youth sports that his children are involved in.

Region 8 Director

Bill Ballard
Allgood Pest Solutions
PO Box 891
Dublin, GA 31040

478-595-1225 cell
Bill Ballard
Bill serves as Director of Talent for Allgood Pest Solutions in Dublin, GA.  He has been in the industry since 2008 and holds many certifications in multiple states including being an ACE.  Bill is a past graduate of the 2013 GPCA Leadership Program and also serves as Co-Chair for the GPCA South Georgia Conference.  He also holds a BBA from Georgia Southern University.  He lives in Dublin with his wife Catie and two children, Willow Cate and Mason.

Region 9 Director

Deborah Givens
Northwest Exterminating
929 Buford Highway
Buford, GA 30518

770-614-0220 office
770-262-1035 cell
770-614-0210 fax
Deborah Givens photo
Deborah Givens serves as an Office Manager for Northwest Exterminating. She has been a part of the Northwest team for over 11 years. She began her career in the field as a pest tech, then moved into an administrative position, and eventually worked toward her current leadership role as an office manager. Deborah became a Certified Operator in 2011 and enjoys learning and experiencing new things. She resides in Snellville with her two dogs and in her spare time Deborah enjoys traveling, the arts, and exploring the great outdoors.

Region 10 Director

Danny Hopkins
Athens Exterminating
P.O. Box 5772
Athens, GA 30604

706-546-7438 phone
706-546-7410 fax
Danny Hopkins
Danny Hopkins is president of Athens Exterminating, Inc. and has been in the pest control business for 34 years.  He has proudly served as Region 10 director in the past and is honored to serve his region again.  Danny has been married to his wife, Cindy, for 23 years.  They have a son, Peyton, who oversees the wildlife trapping department at Athens Exterminating.

Region 11 Director

Glenn Willis
G.W. Exterminating
3908 Woodruff Road
Columbus, Ga 31904

706-573-7548 cell
Married to June Willis since 1974. Three children and two grandkids. Been in pest control his father, became the DCO and general manager for the company. Sold business in 1990 to Arrow Exterminators. 1995 opened GW Exterminating. Past Regional Director for GPCA. Realtor Assoc of the year 2009.

Region 12/15 Director

Dennis Taylor
Georgia Pest Control
385 GA Highway 27
Americus, GA 31719

Dennis Taylor
Dennis was introduced to pest control in 1976 as a sub-termite technician. He has a BS degree in Entomology from the University of Georgia. He is certified in Georgia and Florida in household pest, WDO, fumigation and lawn & ornamental. Dennis is president and operator at Georgia Pest Control,inc. He is a member of Georgia Entomological Society. He is a licensed Real Estate salesman. Dennis also raises Red Angus cows.

Region 13 Director

Johnny Jury
Jury Pest Control
736 Georgia Ave. N
Augusta, GA 29841

Quality control, for Jury Pest Services. Serving Board member of the Central Savannah River Area Professional Pest Control Association (CSRAPPCA). Representing the Georgia Pest Control Association’s Region 13. To serve and assist you and your needs regarding issues that may arise, regulatory, educational needs and membership needs. Thank you for the opportunity to be of service to you.

Region 14 Director

Bill Strickland
Allgood Pest Solutions
PO Box 891
Dublin, GA 31040

912-826-6631 fax
He serves as the VP of Operations for Allgood Pest Solutions and works out of the Rincon, GA office. Starting his career in the pest control industry in 2000, he is certified in HPC, WDO, and mosquito in Georgia and South Carolina. He is a past graduate of the 2005 GPCA Leadership class and served as the Region 14 Director in 2006-2008. He resides in Springfield, GA with his wife Heather and 3 children -Stephen, Faith and Jesse.

Region 16 Director

Kevin Lewis
Green Frog Pest Solutions
70 Mazda Drive
Baxley, GA 31513

Kevin Lewis Region 16

Region 17 Director

Laura Martin
HomeTec Exterminating
5935-A Gateway Dr
Alpharetta, GA 30004

770-475-0649 Office
770-475-5711 Fax
404-374-6005 Cell
Laura Martin photo
Laura serves as the Office Manager and Chief HR Officer for HomeTec Exterminating. She has grown up in the industry and is a second generation pest control operator. Laura graduated Magna cum Laude from The University of Georgia with a master?s degree in Education. Laura has recently become a Certified Operator in Georgia and is currently in GPCA’s Leadership program. She is also a member of GPCA’s Professional Women in Pest Control and sits on the Community Associations Institute (CAI) Gala Committee.

Region 18 Director

Bryan Baird
Baird’s Pest Control
915 Worth Ave.
Valdosta, GA 31602
229-630-4909 cell
Bryan Baird has been part of the pest control industry for over 25 years. He has worked in all aspects of the industry, he started as a pest control tech at Western Exterminator Company in California, He worked his way from pest control technician to management before moving to Valdosta, Ga. to be near family. When he arrived in Valdosta he worked as a branch manager for Terminix International before deciding to step out and start his own company, Baird’s Pest Control, LLC., which he has been running for 8 years now. Bryan Loves our industry and wants to be an active participant in bringing pest control to the next level.


Shelley Moats
5785- C Brook Hollow Parkway
Norcross, GA 30046
770-409-8711 office
404-694-6476 cell
Shelley Moats Allied Director

Past President

Mike Tindol

Allgood Pest Solutions
2385 Satellite Boulevard, Suite 100
Duluth, GA 30096
678-252-0202 fax