employee receives award
Congratulations to Travis Aggson, for receiving the Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) Professional Award from the Entomological Society of America (ESA). The purpose of the award is to recognize superior contributions of an ACE in the field of structural pest management.
Travis Aggson, ACE, serves as the executive vice president for American Pest Management Inc. in Manhattan. According to a press release, if you ask his mom, his career started when he was 3 years old after he was attacked by a colony of ants. Officially, he started in the pest control industry when he was 14 years old, working with the termite crew in his hometown. Travis graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in business administration/finance. At Kansas State, he found a small family-owned pest control company that needed part-time help. Twenty-four years later, he is working with the same family that gave a hungry, baby-faced college student a chance.
Travis has served on several National Pest Management Association committees; he is a member of the Leadership Development Group, current chair of Marketing to Membership, and past chair of the Technical Committee. He also has served on the Pest Management Foundation Board. Travis has been active in the Kansas Pest Control Association, serving as president in 2014, when his main initiative was to improve technician education. He served as Education Committee chair for seven years and helped establish a Master Technician Program partnership with Kansas State University.
Outside of wrangling pests, he and his wife, Jenny, have three children and enjoy traveling. He and his oldest son, Connor, are Scuba Certified and take the opportunity to dive whenever the opportunity arises.
Peterson Returns to Anderson Knight Architects
Anderson Knight Architects is proud to welcome Heather Peterson, AIA back to the team starting Tuesday, Sept. 3. Peterson is a 2008 graduate of Kansas State University with a Master of Architecture, and previously worked as an Associate with Anderson Knight Architects from 2009 to 2016. In 2016, Peterson was hired for a Topeka-based firm, where she led their Manhattan branch for the previous three years. Peterson has a wide range of architectural project experience and will assume the position of Senior Project Architect.
Peterson is an active member of the Manhattan community. She is a member and volunteer with the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, Little Apple Optimist Noon Club, Pawnee Mental Health Services Foundation and a Greater Manhattan Young Trustee. Peterson has participated in the Flint Hills Regional Leadership program, the Manhattan Citizens Academy, and Leadership Manhattan. Peterson and her husband, Randy, reside in Manhattan with their two young children.
recognition from Inc. Magazine
Inc. magazine has included CivicPlus in the 2019 Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment — its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
Brian Rempe, CivicPlus Chief Executive Officer, says earning such a prestigious honor for nine consecutive years is the result of the dedication of the company’s over 350 employees, and its commitment to innovating technology solutions that deliver the best civic experiences for its local government clients.
“At CivicPlus, we never want to stop innovating,” Rempe said. “We are continually monitoring the evolving relationship of local governments and their citizens to develop and integrate solutions that make it easier for the people who build our communities to work more efficiently. Earning a position, again, among the Inc. 5000’s elite reinforces for us that we are meeting our innovation goals.”
“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow, or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”
According to Rempe, CivicPlus intends to continue growing, evolving and pushing the creative limits of its software and solutions to ensure it remains competitive in the government software space.
“While we appreciate the recognition by Inc. magazine, we do not intend to remain complacent with our current level of success,” said Rempe.
“Our entire company is hard at work conceptualizing and building even greater solutions to ensure we continue to keep pace with the needs of local government.”