Ruthann Anderson will assume the helm as president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA) effective Jan. 1, 2016.
Anderson current serves as CAPCA’s director of development.
According to a statement, CAPCA’s Executive Committee believes Anderson is the right fit to move CAPCA forward based on her knowledge and experience.
Anderson has spent the last two years learning about CAPCA, working directly with the Board of Directors and members on various programs. She was mentored by retired CEO Terry Stark.
With CAPCA since 2013, Anderson has honed her duties with the association. In 2015, she became the director of development to find creative funding sources for new programing, including grant writing and expanding sustaining member outreach.
With direction from CAPCA Forward initiatives, Anderson continues to work with PCAs to develop projects to bring greater professionalism and communications to pest control advisors through Crop Teams and the Leadership Institute to launch in 2016.
As CEO, Anderson will re-introduce the CAPCA ‘Pathway to PCA’ program, expand CAPCA educational seminars, and lead its annual meeting.
Anderson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of California, Davis.
Prior to CAPCA, Anderson worked extensively with non-profit organizations around the world.
CAPCA says her experience in logistical planning, fund development, and business management have created a well-rounded approach to lead CAPCA’s diverse programs.