Jacksonville, FL, January 12, 2022 — Turner Pest Control, an Anticimex company providing comprehensive pest control services to residential and commercial clients in Florida and South Georgia, announced the promotion of six employees. Turner’s President, Paul Drewry, noted, “As Turner Pest Control’s unprecedented growth continues, we are pleased to announce the following promotions of six executives who will help lead us into the future.”
Brian Hawkins was promoted from Regional Director of Operations to Regional Vice President of Operations. He is responsible for managing all of Turner Pest Control’s operations south of Ormond Beach. As an owner of Bingham’s Professional Pest Management, which Turner Pest Control acquired in 2019, Mr. Hawkins brought a wealth of pest control industry knowledge and experience to his role at Turner as Regional Director.
Michael Litsey was promoted from Regional Director of Operations to Regional Vice President of Operations. Mr. Litsey joined Turner Pest Control in 2008 and worked as a technician in multiple divisions, including termite control, pre-treatment, residential and commercial pest control, and commercial sales. Over the last 14 years, his numerous achievements included managing the #1 Anticimex branch in the world. He was promoted to Regional Director in 2020 and, in his new position, oversees all operations for Northeast Florida.
Stacy McKinney was promoted from Director of Marketing to Vice President of Marketing. Joining Turner Pest Control in 2014 from the private equity firm that purchased the company in 2003, Ms. McKinney was instrumental in the company’s explosive, organic growth, consistently increasing lead generation by double digits year over year. She manages a $2.5 million marketing budget and is responsible for managing marketing strategies for 17 acquisitions to date. Ms. McKinney is also responsible for developing the company’s marketing strategies and campaigns to drive customer acquisition and retention through branding, digital and traditional lead generation, and customer loyalty programs.
Cheri Michaels was promoted from Director of Sales to Vice President of Sales. Since joining Turner Pest Control in 2020, she has managed the rollout of the company’s innovative residential SMART digital pest control program and managed the integration of 13 sales teams through mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining the company, Ms. Michaels’ career included more than 25 years of business operations and leadership experience, most recently as Comcast’s Regional Manager of Commercial Development.
Angela Nelson was promoted from Director of Human Resources to Vice President of Human Resources. She focuses on supporting rapid company growth with mergers and acquisitions by creating plans to support the business transformation. Ms. Nelson is responsible for developing and ensuring effective implementation of plans, policies, and processes for workforce planning, talent acquisition, talent management and development, employee engagement, legal compliance, employee relations, and compensation and benefits.
Ginny Zuckero was promoted from Director of IT to Vice President of IT and PMO. Prior to joining Turner Pest Control, she managed large, global projects for warehouse and store development for Walmart, assuming the role of Director of IT Store Operations over POS/Epay/Health and Wellness/Specialty teams globally. She also worked in the public sector, managing development and implementation projects across the city of Jacksonville and Duval county.
For more information about Turner Pest Control and its comprehensive pest control services for homes and businesses, please visit www.turnerpest.com.
About Turner Pest Control
Turner Pest Control was founded in 1971 and serves customers throughout Florida and South Georgia. The Anticimex company is a member of the National Pest Management Association and is Quality Pro-Certified, which is the highest mark of excellence recognized in the industry. Ranked among the top 100 pest control companies in the U.S., Turner provides pest control, termite prevention, lawn services, and bed bug elimination services, as well as its exclusive SMART TurnerGuard all-in-one pest, termite prevention and digital rodent control solution.
The Swedish firm Anticimex is the fourth largest pest control company globally. Founded in 1934, Anticimex operates in 19 countries and has over 7,000 employees worldwide. In the United States Anticimex operates under a number of sub brands e.g Modern Pest Services – Brunswick ME, American Pest Management – Fulton MD, Viking Pest Control – Bridgewater NJ, Turner Pest Control- Jacksonville, FL, Killingsworth Environmental- Charlotte, NC, JP McHale – Buchanan, NY, Waynes Environmental Services – Birmingham, AL, EnviroPest – Windsor, CO, Northwest Exterminating – Tuscon, AZ, Pro Pacific Pest Control – San Diego, CA and Pestban – Woodstock, GA, Official Pest Prevention – Elk Grove, CA.