SPEAKERS

Tom Dobrinska, of Rentokil, has been active in pest control for 25 years, including as a technician, manager, and technical training director. He has developed training for service technicians, operations, sales, call centers, and management development. Each year Tom educates hundreds of professionals as a speaker at industry events. He has written for PCT Magazine and conducts classes at children’s museums.


Sara Knilans started working at Bell Laboratories, Inc. in 1998 and was responsible for training all new sales reps, plant tours, and was the Mole Product Coordinator for Talpirid. She is now the Midwest Regional Manager.  Sara has extensive rodent control experience, having conducted hundreds of trouble account inspections, supporting the industry, learning, and sharing experiences during educational events.



Chris Kolenda, founder of the Strategic Leaders Academy, has helped small business and nonprofit CEOs grow by over $25 million. He is a West Point graduate, internationally renowned combat leader, retired Army Colonel, business leader and author of the critically acclaimed Leadership: The Warrior’s Art—which has sold over 50,000 copies. Chris draws from a storied military career and extensive practice and scholarship to help leaders and teams grow and succeed sustainably. He has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, BBC, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and The Washington Post.


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. 


Dr. Dini Miller is a professor of urban pest management at Virginia Tech. Her research has centered on a wide variety of urban pests -- including German cockroaches, subterranean termites, fire ants, and bed bugs. Dr. Miller is committed to training urban pesticide applicators and developing new pesticide application techniques to improve pest management in dense urban areas. She has won numerous awards and, in 2019, was inducted in the the Pest Management Professional Hall of Fame.

Dominique Stumpf is CEO for the National Pest Management Association, which represents 5,000 members across the globe. She has been with NPMA for 23 years and is currently responsible for the health and growth of the organization as well as continuing and building relationships with members, state associations, and other key stakeholders. 

Brian Sundnas’ goal was to be a veterinarian when a class in veterinary entomology changed his life. He graduated from Texas A&M with a B.S. in entomology, got certified, and began work as a pest control technician. Brian later established his own company and provided pest management services as well as consulting for food processing companies. He joined Control Solutions in June of 2017 as North Central Region Sales Manager.

WISCONSIN PEST CONTROL ASSOCIATION
PO Box 26161
Milwaukee, WI 53226

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