Winter Meeting


Winter Meeting,Training and Trade Show

The Meeting will be VIRTUAL in 2020.  December 3 & 4, 2020

Networking Opportunities

The key to true business networking is the establishment of a mutually beneficial relationship, and that's an incredibly rare event at the standard shake-hands-and-exchange-your-business-card events that are touted as business networking "opportunities". That’s why this benefit is the most difficult to qualify or quantify, but rest assured that this is the benefit you will get the most out of as a member of the Ohio Pest Management Association.

OPMA’s Winter Meeting is designed to draw together suppliers and pest control companies alike, along with bringing in industry legislators and regulators in the spirit of bettering the pest management industry as a whole. Meetings like this are your opportunity to forge new personal and business relationships that could last a lifetime. Don’t let this opportunity go to waste!





Clean Brands

JT Eaton

Oldham Chemical


 2020 Winter Meeting Schedule

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
12:30 – 1:00         Executive Board Meeting
1:30 – 4:30 Board Meeting

Thursday, December 3, 2020
8:00 – 8:15 Welcome & Introductions
8:15 – 8:45 Scott Steckel, Plunkett’s Pest Control
NPMA President

8:45 – 9:45 Dave Ramsey, Copesan
What to do when things go wrong 

9:45 – 10:00 Break

10:00 – 11:00 Dr. Zach Devries, University of Kentucky  
Upper level Bed bug talk

11:00 – 11:30 Round Table Discussion 
What’s New in the industry

11:30 – 12:00 General Membership Meeting
  Induction of Officers and Awards

12:00 – 12:30 Lunch Break

12:30 – 1:30 Tommy Powell, MGK   
Route Management

1:30 – 2:30 Heather King Alonso, Target Specialty 
Pesticide Trends

Winter Meeting Training School - Friday, December 4, 2020

8:00 Welcome and Introductions

8:15 – 9:15 Dr. Zach Devries, University of Kentucky  
Roaches (10a)

9:15 - 10:15 Tommy Powell, MGK  
Mosquitos (10d)  

10:15 – 10:30 Break

10:30 – 11:30 Ryan King, ODA   

11:30 – 12:00 Round Table Discussion
What’s Missing in the Industry?   

12:00 – 12:30 Lunch Break
12:30 – 1:30 Reid Ipsen, NISUS  
Wood Destroying Insects (10b)

1:30 – 2:30 Dale Hodgson, Rose Pest Solutions  
Overcoming trap shyness with Raccoons (7)
2:30 – 3:30 Rich Williams, RPro Partners  
Restaurants (10a) 



Hotel Information for 2021

Marriott OSU

3500 Olentangy River Rd

Columbus, OH 43202

The meeting is virtual in 2020





Only $50 per day or $75 for both days!


Past President’s Scholarship Raffle

No raffle in 2020.

The Past President’s Scholarship Fund has benefited many college students with scholarships from $1,000 to $1,500! Any student who works for or has a family member employed by an OPMA member company, has a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and is attending a college or university full-time in the USA qualifies.

Preference will be given to the students with an interest in pursuing a career in urban pest management or structural pest management but all majors qualify. For more information or to apply for a scholarship, click here.

This scholarship is partially funded by raffle ticket sales at the annual Winter Meeting!

Haven’t donated yet? Call the OPMA offices at (614) 453-5776 or email your donation information to right now!

Membership or Registration Questions

For OPMA and NPMA membership information, contact the OPMA office at 485 North Stanbery Avenue, Columbus, OH 43209; (614) 453-5776 or fax (614) 454-1736;

 Click here for a Registration form 


Check, Money Order or Credit Card Payments:

485 North Stanbery Avenue

Columbus, Ohio 43209

(614) 453-5776 or Fax (614) 454-1736

Printable brochure with registration form (PDF Format)