Bring your own lunch and join us for a discussion on careers in lobbying from our own alumnus, Jake Plevelich. He is a 2013 graduate in history and political science from the College of the Liberal Arts.
Jake is the Director of Public Policy at the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), a trade group supporting the structural pest control industry comprised of more than 5,500 member companies. Jake is the lead on state legislative and regulatory policy for the industry in all 50 states. He routinely works with state pest control associations, legislators, and regulators on policies that allow for the protection of public health and property.
In addition to leading state government relations, Jake also represents the industry before Congress, national industry coalition groups, at political events, and plays an active role in managing NPMA’s political action committee, aptly named, Pest PAC. After his graduation from Penn State, Jake worked on Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz’s campaign for Governor of Pennsylvania, in the Embassy of Australia’s Congressional Liaison Office, and completed an M.A. in Political Communication from American University in Washington, D.C.