SPEAKERS

Jason Apuli is a regional bird specialist with Rentokil North America. He has been a member of the pest control industry since 2016 and worked for Anderson Pest and Batzner Southern Wisconsin. Jason is an MEWP-certified operator, an Avix Laser Systems-certified operator, and holds certification from Bird B Gone University.


Jeff Caudill is a territory manager for Nisus, covering thirteen states in the midwest. Jeff is well known by pest management professionals for his funny yet informative presentations. He enjoys visiting trouble accounts with pest control companies and has a passion for problem solving and training.



Jake Clabaugh is an area sales manager for Bayer Crop Science. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a BS in horticulture. His passion in the industry started with turf and sports field management, then grew into the pest control and vector markets where he has eight years of experience. His background has given him the ability to experience a wide range of our business and still enjoy getting dirty out in the field.


Bobby Corrigan, Ph.D. has been a consulting urban rodentologist for over 25 years and began his career running a route in New York City. He specializes in rodent IPM designs and rodent-borne disease prevention for city governments, mega-malls, international airports, and within the food and pharmaceutical industries. He has authored and co-authored three popular textbooks and has published hundreds of technical papers.

Jeff Kortes, CSP has more than 25 years experience in human resources and is the founder of Human Asset Management LLC, which helps organizations to recruit, engage, develop, and retain talent. Those that embrace his process have experienced reductions in employee turnover of 40-80%. Jeff is a frequent speaker on the topics of loyalty, employee retention, recruitment, and culture building. He is the author of Give Your Employees C.R.A.P… and 7 Other Secrets to Employee Retention and HR Horror Stories… True Tales from the Trenches.

Patrick (PJ) Liesch is an Extension entomologist and has been the Director of the UW-Madison Insect Diagnostic Lab since 2014. He is a regular guest on Wisconsin Public Radio, a speaker for the Master Gardener and Pesticide Applicator Training programs, and an instructor for the UW Farm and Industry Short Course program. PJ can also be found tweeting about insects as @WiBugGuy.


Tom Mueller has spent much of his life exposed to the challenges stored product insects create for food safety. After earning a degree in business and marketing from Ball State University, Tom found himself back in the familiarity of pest management. He is vice president at Insects Limited and works in the field with pest management & food manufacturing professionals to ensure successful execution of extensive pheromone programs. 

Otto Oemig is the pesticide program unit supervisor within the Bureau of Agricultural Chemical Management at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). He currently oversees pesticide applicator certification and licensing, pesticide registration, pesticide special registration, Clean Sweep grant, and Worker Protection Standard programs. 

Dr. Susan Paskewitz is the co-director of the Midwest Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Disease. Dr. Paskewitz is a scientist, professor, and former chair in the Department of Entomology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Center that Susan currently directs is a five-state collaboration focusing on research and training related to human illness caused by parasites and pathogens carried by ticks and mosquitoes. 

Dr. Ann Perez has a B.S. in entomology from The Ohio State University and a Ph. D. in Biology from West Virginia University. There, she developed a model that can be used to put a confidence interval around an insect succession-based estimate of time since death. She is currently a professor of instruction at Ohio University and continues to act as a forensic entomology consultant.
Gregg Schieve has been a SCORE Madison certified mentor since July of 2019. Prior to joining SCORE, Gregg owned and operated Tweedee Productions, a video production company based in Madison. His team produced video projects for several of the major businesses in the Dane County area and beyond. He founded the business in 1998 after a 20-year career as a TV news photographer at WKOW-TV in Madison. His areas of experience in SCORE include business startups, operations, strategy, and marketing

Ken Wundrow started his career as a public-school educator. He also formed a small tax planning business. In 1998, after 25 years of teaching and 18 years of tax planning, he sold his business and left teaching to serve as a tax and investment planner. He served over 500 of his own clients, while overseeing the training of the other financial reps. In 2017 he retired and shortly thereafter became a certified SCORE mentor.

WISCONSIN PEST CONTROL ASSOCIATION
PO Box 26161
Milwaukee, WI 53226

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