New England Women of Excellence Award
About the Award: The regional honor is open to women across the pest management industry – PMP’s, manufacturers, research organizations, etc. who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and have made notable contributions to the development and growth of the profession and their companies. Nominees may be nominated by more than one person. Nominees should reside and/or work in at least one of the New England States: Connecticut, Maine Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont.
Nominations are due annually on February 1st. NEPMA Women of Excellence Nomination Form
You may nominate more than one person, but please submit a separate survey for each. Contact email@example.com with any questions.
The winner will receive:
- A plaque
- $100 gift card
- Recognition in industry magazines/media
The judging process is double-blind. All nominations are stripped of any identifying information (name, location, company affiliation, etc.) and put into a scoring sheet. Judges score the nominations based on the following criteria and weights:
- Service to industry: 50%
- Service to company: 25%
- Service to the community and other women: 25%
The New England Women of Excellence Award is presented at the Annual Awards Dinner in March, in conjunction with Spring Training.
The 2022 Women of Excellence Award recipient is Hope Bowman
Hope joined Waltham Pest Services in 2019 as the Technical, Training, and Quality Manager covering the New England Market. She is a Board-Certified Entomologist and has been on the Board of the Eastern Division of the Pennsylvania Pest Management Association and the New England Pest Management Association. Her nominator, Christian Weppert wrote in part “She has truly earned the reputation as one of the most respected, accomplished, and influential women in our industry.”
|2022||Hope Bowman, Waltham Pest Services|
|2021||Courtney Carace, Pest-End Exterminators|
|2020||Julie Heincelman, JP Pest Services|
If you would like to support these programs please consider making a donation to New England PWIPM or the Mark Weintraub Scholarship Fund. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or donate to the scholarship fund online here.