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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.

A Message From Beyond Pesticides

By Industry News

USDA has long been a big promoter of chemical-intensive agriculture. With President-elect Joe Biden committed to priorities of addressing health care, systemic racism, and climate change, the time is now for USDA to change the way it does business. We need an organic advocate in the Secretary of Agriculture, who must be committed to transitioning chemical-intensive agriculture to organic practices—thereby eliminating petroleum-based pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, sequestering atmospheric carbon, protecting farmworker and farmer health, delivering a safe food supply, and ensuring clean air, water, and healthy terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.

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