Suzanne Graham, Director of Government Affairs for Massey Services, was recently honored with the Florida Pest Management Association (FPMA) Doug Vander Poest Extra Mile Award. This award was given to Graham in recognition of her exemplary leadership and dedication to co-chairing the FPMA’s Governmental Affairs and Political Action Committees in 2015.
“I am very humbled and honored to have received the Doug Vander Poest Extra Mile Award from the FPMA,” said Graham. “I have a deep passion for our industry and all the individuals that work so diligently to serve their communities, so it is with great pride that I accept this award from my peers.”
Graham is a Florida-licensed Pest Control Operator and Certified Building Contractor. She currently serves on the National Pest Management Association Public Policy Committee, National Association Home Builders, Political Action Committee of the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) and is a member of the Florida Irrigation Society Governmental Affairs Committee. She was also appointed by Governor Rick Scott to the South West Regional Planning Council. In 2013, Graham was the president of the FHBA and was the president of the Charlotte-DeSoto Building Industry Association in 2006.
The mission of the FPMA is to communicate the role of the industry as protectors of food, health, property and environment; to promote high standards of business ethics among industry members; to support research, education, and training within the industry; and to cooperate with federal, state and local government for the good of the community and industry.