Patrick Thompson's career has taken him from Capitol Hill to the pest management industry. He's now using his congressional experience on the NCPMA Public Policy Committee.
Patrick's career began in Washington, DC when he worked for a U.S. Senator. He then moved to Charleston, S.C. where he worked in government affairs for the local Chamber of Commerce.
Five years ago, he entered the pest management industry to assist his father-in-law with the opening of the Pest Management Systems, Inc. Sandhills office. He spent time learning the pest management industry and serving as a pest technician before becoming the Team Leader of the Sandhills office.
"I didn't know anything about pest control at the time. I didn't realize it was a huge industry with a strong local association and strong national association," he said. "At the end of the day, I enjoy working for people and helping people with their pest control problems day to day is more fulfilling for me."
Patrick enjoys being able to merge the skills he earned in his previous careers with his current work on behalf of the pest management industry.
"When I came on board, I was glad to use my background to participate in the public policy committee. I was happy to be able to call all of my old contacts," he said.
This is Patrick's first year serving as a NCPMA Board Member. He has been active in NCPMA events throughout his time in the industry.
Outside of the office, you'll find Patrick enjoying time with his wife and baby daughter and exercising or playing basketball.