Orkin Executive Wins Learning Award At Chief Learning Officer Symposium
David Lamb Recognized for Leading Learning Innovation
David Lamb, Vice President of Learning and Media Services for Orkin, Inc., won a prestigious industry leadership award Thursday at the annual Learning In Practice Awards competition sponsored by Chief Learning Officer magazine. Lamb received a Silver Award in the Learning Innovation category for organizations with fewer than 10,000 employees.
The Learning In Practice Awards, which were announced during Chief Learning Officer’s Fall 2006 CLO Symposium in Austin, Texas, attracted more than 400 top corporate learning executives from around the world to discuss strategies in enterprise education and leadership development.
“This is quite an honor,” said David Lamb. “Our training program is fundamental to Orkin’s success, and I am thrilled that the industry has recognized our efforts.”
Lamb has been instrumental to the development and success of Orkin TV, an interactive satellite television communications network that links the company’s 8,000 employees through first-of-its-kind live broadcast technology.
“David is an exemplary leader and trainer,” said Orkin president and COO Glen Rollins. “We are proud of this recognition and David’s commitment to excellence on behalf of Orkin.”
“Our goal in conferring these awards is to recognize learning leaders who are advancing the industry and clearly demonstrating the link between learning and business performance,” said Norm Kamikow, president and editor in chief of MediaTec Publishing Inc., which publishes Chief Learning Officer magazine. “By building a strong learning culture, David Lamb has enabled Orkin to harness the skills, knowledge, competencies and leadership capabilities of its workforce and gain competitive advantage in the marketplace. We commend him for going the extra distance and for inspiring other learning professionals to champion enterprise education and development.”
A panel of industry leaders evaluated more than 200 nominations for the prestigious awards before selecting the 2006 Learning In Practice Award winners. Each award recipient was presented with an etched crystal sculpture created by artist Susan Jacobs Lockhart as part of a limited series titled “In the Spirit of Frank Lloyd Wright.” The Learning In Practice Award honorees also will be featured in a Special Report supplement to the December issue of Chief Learning Officer magazine.
About Orkin, Inc.
Founded in 1901, Atlanta-based Orkin, Inc. is an industry leader in essential pest control services and protection against termite damage, rodents and insects in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama. With more than 400 locations, Orkin’s almost 8,000 employees in the United States and Canada serve approximately 1.7 million customers. Orkin is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rollins, Inc., which is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (ROL). Learn more about Orkin by visiting www.orkin.com and www.rollins.com.
About MediaTec Publishing Inc.
We produce award-winning media, events and resources for a growing audience of business leaders striving to develop, manage and measure high-performing global workforces. Our flagship magazine, Chief Learning Officer, was named “Best New Magazine” by the American Society of Business Publication Editors in its launch year, and it has been nominated for several Neal Awards. In addition to B-to-B magazines, our portfolio includes industry intelligence reports and reference materials, e-Seminars, international symposia, regional roundtables, educational colloquia and a wide variety of robust electronic media. MediaTec Publishing is widely regarded as the leading source of information and insight for workforce development and talent management decision-makers who need to be strategic, effective and successful in new and changing markets.