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The Georgia Pest Control Association (GPCA) Announces Newly Appointed Executive Director, Kelly McLendon

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The Georgia Pest Control Association is proud to announce Kelly McLendon as their newly appointed Executive Director.

Kelly J. McLendon, CAE, and now Executive Director of the Georgia Pest Control Association, has over 20 years of experience in association management. Before coming to GPCA, she has worked for the Georgia Economic Developers Association, Georgia Pharmacy Association, and the International Flight Services Association. She has held a variety of positions within associations, but is proudest of her successful membership campaigns, continuing education programs and fundraising.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, the Georgia Pest Control Association is excited to have Kelly as our new Executive Director,” said GPCA President, Brantley Russell. “Her vast experience in the Association arena will bring GPCA an opportunity to not only build upon what our three past Executive Directors have done so well over the last 70 plus years, but also allow us to continue as the Premier Pest Control Association in Georgia and the United States!”

Newly appointed Executive Director, Kelly McLendon, commented, “I am looking forward to this new opportunity to serve the members of the Georgia Pest Control Association. I believe my experience in Association management will be an asset to the Board, and I am anticipating learning more about the pest control industry in the coming years.”

Kelly and her husband, Joel, have two wonderful girls named Sophia and Alice. They currently reside in Snellville, GA with their golden retriever, Robbie.

Bradly Jordan Obituary & Donation

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The information below was gathered from an interview from Fox5 News.

January 28, 2021

Our hearts go out to and mourn with both the family and Lawrenceville Pest Control in the recent loss of Bradly Jordan. Bradly was a technician for Lawrenceville Pest Control and was murdered on Thursday, January 28th while serving a Gwinnett County Apartment complex.

In an interview by phone, his family said Bradly Jordan was a gentle giant who loved hard. His wife said the 23-year-old called his mother, sisters, and brother every night, and now she finds herself widowed.

“He had many, many people who loved him and anyone who knows him would tell you he was a kind man who would give you the shirt off his back,” Jordan’s mother, Marie Jordan said.

“He didn’t meet a stranger,” his mother said.

“He talked to people about God and always turning your problems to God. Just focused on being happy. Just a happy person,” Jordan’s mother said.
Jordan met his wife during vacation bible school. Together they have a baby boy and were married just months ago.

“I just want people to know that Bradly had his whole life ahead of him he was taken away too soon,” his mother said.
Bradly would constantly talk about his faith and one of his customers bought him a new Bible. Please pray for healing for his wife and family during their time of grief and healing. Hearing about Bradly and his growing in his faith, I could hear him point his family and friends to a passage from his new Bible found in Philippians 4:7, “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”.

UPDATED 2/8/21

Thank you for your generous donations. GPCA raised nearly $7,500 that has been donated to the family for immediate needs