PWIPM Announces Professional Empowerment Grant Recipient


September 10, 2014 (Fairfax, VA) - The National Pest Management Association's (NPMA) affiliate organization Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM), is pleased to announce the recipient of the PWIPM Professional Empowerment Grant is Mariluz Jimenez of HomeTeam Pest Defense in San Antonio, Texas.

Mariluz Jimenez has worked in the pest control industry as a sales consultant for the past six years. According to Central Region Vice President Mike Johnson, "Mari possesses outstanding [skills]. Her sense of urgency, ability to create empathetic relationships with customers, and desire to excel are keys to her success. She is an asset to HomeTeam Pest Defense."

As the recipient of the grant, Jimenez will receive funding to advance her career or education in the pest management industry, as well as a trip to PestWorld 2014 in Orlando, Florida. The grant will be awarded during the PWIPM reception at PestWorld on October 22, 2014.


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