March 21st, 2013
WASHINGTON — Bryan Cooksey, president of McCall Service, Jacksonville, Fla., was recognized with the FMC Legislative Day Award on Monday.
In addition to running McCall for 25 years, Cooksey is an ardent supporter of the pest management industry, focusing on regulatory and government affairs. He’s held several leadership positions within the Florida Pest Management Association and he currently serves on the FPMA Government Action Committee.
Cooksey also has served on the NPMA Board of Directors and remains active on NPMA's Government Affairs Committee. Said Bethwyn Todd, global director, FMC Professional Solutions “Bryan, it’s people like you who make our industry stronger. On behalf of FMC, thank you for all you do.”
In accepting the award, Cooksey thanked his family and his team at McCall’s, and noted that his daughter’s missionary work in India has put community outreach and industry participation in perspective. “The hunger and the passion of the people of India is to be like the United States. I challenge us not to forget the values and the strengths and the heritage that we inherited. We might get a little bit soft and forget to give forth that little bit of extra effort, but I think it does pay off and I think being here [at Legislative Day] makes a difference.”