Vice President of Public Affairs, National Pest Management Association Missy Henriksen joined the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) in 2009 with more than 20 years experience in managing trade associations. In her role as the Vice President of Public Affairs for the Association, Henriksen serves as a spokesperson and an industry expert on professional pest management, household pest problems and promotes the pest management industry's commitment to the protection of public health, food and property. In addition, Henriksen serves as the Executive Director for the Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), the industry's voice for educating consumers about the vital role pest professionals play in protecting public health and safety.
Henriksen's many media appearances include NBC's "Today" show, CBS's "The Early Show," MSNBC, "Rachael Ray Show," "The Dr. Oz Show," CNBC's "Street Signs" and she has been quoted in PEOPLE magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and numerous other national and local newspapers and magazines.
Prior to joining NPMA, Henriksen served as the Executive Director for the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA), a post she held for 12 years. Her accomplishments with the non-profit included significant organizational growth, a 300 percent increase in membership and budget, and overall organizational consolidation within the industry that enabled the membership to speak with one voice. Her responsibilities ran the gambit from market development and fundraising to enhancing membership value.
In addition to other leadership positions with industry trade groups, Henriksen also spent time working in non-profit school administration in fundraising and marketing, and held a brief position on Capitol Hill, working for Congressman Bill Chappell.
Outside of her professional endeavors, Henriksen is an ardent community volunteer having held various leadership positions with her local alumni association, the Junior League of Northern Virginia, Girl Scouts, the American Society of Association Executives and others.
Henriksen graduated from the University of Virginia, earning her bachelor's degree in communications with a minor in government affairs.