Emily Thomas Kendrick is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators, a family-owned company her grandparents founded in 1964. Emily represents the 3rd generation of the family and began her career at Arrow in 1998 after graduating from Vanderbilt University. Over her 23 year career at Arrow she has served in a variety of positions throughout the company, including in residential and commercial operations and sales, information technology, and marketing. She was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2003, President in 2008, and Chief Executive Officer in 2010. Leading Arrow’s team of over 2800+ ladies and gentlemen with 150 offices in 11 states doing over $300 Million in revenue, Emily and her team are passionate about continuing to grow the business to create new opportunities for their team members and new jobs for the local communities they serve.
A passionate advocate for the Pest Management Industry, Emily has served multiple terms on the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) Board of Directors and is active in the Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) organization. She recently accepted the Top Five USA Workplace Award and the number one Woman-Led Workplace in the United States Award on behalf of Arrow. In addition, Emily serves on the Advisory Board for Emory’s Winship Cancer Institute in Atlanta, GA.
Emily and her husband Hugh live in Atlanta, GA where they love to do anything outdoors, travel, and spend time with family.