Gary W. Rollins
Chairman of the Board
Gary W. Rollins has served as a Director of Rollins, Inc. since 1981, and as Chairman of the Board since 2020. He previously served as the Vice Chairman of the Company. Mr. Rollins is the former Chief Executive Officer of the Company, a role he held from 2001 to 2022. Mr. Rollins has extensive knowledge of the Company’s business and industry having started out as a technician with the Company and serving in various roles of increasing responsibility for over 56 years, all the way up to CEO. Under Mr. Rollins’ leadership as CEO over the past 20 years, the Company has experienced dramatic expansion that has significantly increased its value and global footprint. In 2020, Mr. Rollins was named one of Atlanta’s Most Admired CEOs by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. In 2021, he received the Crown Leadership Lifetime Achievement Award from Pest Control Technology and Syngenta for his decades of success supporting the industry. This award is determined by previous Crown Leadership Award recipients and is one of the most prestigious industry awards that is only given to those who have dedicated more than 25 years to advancing pest control.
Mr. Rollins has played an active role in upholding his strong family legacy of philanthropy. Under his guidance and passion for giving, Rollins’ employees have supported the United Way of Greater Atlanta since 1985. Over the course of our 41-year history with United Way, Rollins has raised over $21 million through employee donations and company matches that went to local communities in need. Mr. Rollins has been instrumental in instilling a culture of serving our community and has established Rollins as a community leader.
Mr. Rollins is currently a Director of Marine Products Corporation and RPC, Inc., roles he has held since 2001 and 1984, respectively. He previously served as the Non-Executive Chairman of both companies from 2020 to 2022. Mr. Rollins also previously served as a Director of Genuine Parts Company from 2005 to 2017. Mr. Rollins received a BS in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee.
John F. Wilson
Vice Chairman of the Board
John F. Wilson has served as a Director of Rollins, Inc. since 2013, and as Vice Chairman of the Company since 2020. Mr. Wilson has extensive knowledge of the Company’s business and industry having served in various roles of increasing responsibility at the Company for over 26 years. He previously served as Vice President of the Company from 2011 to 2013, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company from 2013 to 2020, and as President of Orkin, LLC from 2009 to 2013. Prior to these executive roles with the Company, Mr. Wilson held roles at the Company as sales inspector, branch manager, Central Commercial Region Manager, Atlantic Division Vice President, and President of the Southeast Division.
Mr. Wilson currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of RPC, Inc. and Marine Products Corporation, positions he has held since April 2022.
Jerry E. Gahlhoff, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer and President
Jerry Gahlhoff Jr. has served as a Director of Rollins, Inc. since 2021. In 2022, Mr. Gahlhoff was elected by the Board of Directors to serve as Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective January 1, 2023, in addition to his role as President, a role he has held since 2020. Mr. Gahlhoff also served as Chief Operating Officer of the Company from 2020 to 2022. Prior to that, Mr. Gahlhoff served as President of the Company’s Specialty Brands and Vice President of Human Resources from 2016 to 2020, and as a Division President from 2011 to 2016. Mr. Gahlhoff joined the Company as part of the HomeTeam acquisition in 2008.
Mr. Gahlhoff has been instrumental in driving the Company’s growth initiatives and has extensive knowledge of the Company’s business and industry having served in various roles of increasing responsibility at the Company for over 22 years. Mr. Gahlhoff received a Master of Science in Entomology from the University of Florida.
Kenneth D. Krause
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Kenneth D. Krause has served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Rollins since September 2022. Prior to joining Rollins, Mr. Krause served as the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Strategy Officer and Treasurer of MSA Safety, Inc. from 2015 to 2022. He also served in various other leadership roles at MSA Safety, Inc. with increasing levels of responsibility from 2006 to 2015.
Mr. Krause currently serves as a member of the Metro Atlanta Chamber Board of Directors. Mr. Krause received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting from Slippery Rock University and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business. He is a CPA with inactive status in the state of Pennsylvania.
Elizabeth B. Chandler
Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Elizabeth B. Chandler joined Rollins in 2013 as Vice President and General Counsel. Ms. Chandler was appointed to Corporate Secretary in January 2018. In 2017, Ms. Chandler assumed responsibility for the Risk Management and Internal Audit groups. Before joining Rollins, Ms. Chandler served as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Asbury Automotive from 2009 to 2012. Prior to that, Ms. Chandler served as city attorney for the City of Atlanta from 2006 to 2009, as Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Mirant Corp. from 2000 to 2006 and as an Associate and Partner at Troutman Pepper from 1988 to 1995 and from 1995 to 2000, respectively.
Ms. Chandler has been a board member of the Atlanta Beltline Partnership, Inc. and the Georgia Research Alliance, since 2017 and 2022, respectively. She also has served on the Advisory Board of Crider Foods since 2023. Ms. Chandler received a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia.
Thomas D. Tesh
Vice President, Chief Administrative & Information Officer
Thomas D. Tesh joined Rollins in 2012 as Vice President of Information Technology. Mr. Tesh was elevated to Chief Information Officer in 2020 and Chief Administrative Officer was added to his responsibilities in January 2023. Mr. Tesh leads all Technology Teams including Cyber, Brand Advocacy, Project Governance, and Corporate Services for Rollins.
Before joining Rollins, Mr. Tesh served as a Director of Mobility for ServiceMaster from 2010 to 2012. Mr. Tesh also served in various other leadership roles at ServiceMaster and Terminix with increasing levels of responsibility from 2000 to 2010.