FAIRFAX, Va. – The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA) announced it has appointed three new members to its board of directors. Mike Givlin, chief executive officer of Certus Pest, Inc. headquartered in Orlando, Florida, Ross Treleven, president of Sprague Pest Solutions located in Tacoma, Washington, and Barbara Aguiar, director of professional and specialty solutions of BASF North America have joined the prestigious group as at-large members.
“We are incredibly pleased to add these strong leaders to our board. Ross and Mike are industry veterans with thriving pest control businesses and will clearly offer keen insights and perspectives as they serve in their new roles,” said PPMA Chairman Bobby Jenkins. “Barbara is equally committed to helping us grow, promote, protect and defend our great industry through the critical work of PPMA and will fill BASF’s longstanding seat at the table well.”
Treleven will fill the position previously held by his father, Larry Treleven, one of the initial founding members of PPMA and who recently retired from the board in 2021. Givlin is a new appointee who has long been a champion of the work PPMA does to elevate the industry and grow the market, and Aguiar brings with her 14 years of communications and marketing experience, and a keen acumen for business development within BASF.
“Our industry is truly fortunate to have such a wide range of talents committed to the Alliance,” said Cindy Mannes, executive director of PPMA. “For 25 years, we have worked tirelessly to promote our wonderful industry to the public and educate them on the value of professional pest control services. The voices that serve on our board ensure we are representing all businesses, suppliers and distributors and are effectively communicating a compelling and accurate value proposition to today’s consumer.”