Congratulations to Travis Aggson, for receiving the ACE Professional Award from the Entomological Society of America (ESA).
The purpose of the award is to recognize superior contributions of an Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) in the field of structural pest management.
Travis Aggson, ACE, serves as the executive vice president for American Pest Management Inc. in Manhattan, Kansas. 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.