Ron Harrison, Entomologist & Technical Director, Orkin Commercial Services, Atlanta, GA.
Dr. Ron Harrison has been with Orkin since 1998. He is an entomologist who has focused his career at Orkin on teaching others about pests, their habitats and control measures. He has taught in the academic, industry and regulatory arenas.
Harrison earned a bachelor’s degree in agronomy from Utah State, a master’s degree in botany from the University of Georgia and his doctorate in entomology from University of Georgia. His thesis was in biological control with microorganisms. Prior to Orkin, he was a tenured professor of biological sciences at Mercer University, where he taught non-traditional students.
Harrison is a member of the National Pest Control Association, the Georgia Pest Control Association and the Entomological Society of America. He has presented at various industry conferences, including BOMA, and has a special interest in diseases carried and spread by pests.
Mark Landstrom,Director of Property Management, Cogswell Realty, LLC, New York, NY. Mark oversees all day to day functions of 8 million square feet of commercial, residential and retail space in New York and New Jersey. In this capacity he manages all daily operations, capital improvement projects, financial reporting and tenant relations. Mark reports directly to the owners and asset managers of their respective properties.
He earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Wagner College and his Masters of Science in Real Estate Investment from New York University.
Mark has been a BOMA/NY member for over twenty years; previously serving on the Board of Directors of BOMA/NY from 2004 through 2007. He has spoken at and moderated numerous sessions at BOMA/NY’s annual Codes Conference. He is also a member of Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) and on the board of directors of their Management Division.