Gary W. Rollins
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Gary W. Rollins was elected a Director of Rollins, Inc. in 1981. Mr. Rollins has extensive knowledge of the Company’s business and industry serving over 53 years at the Company. He serves as Chairman of the Company and continues to serve as Chief Executive Officer. He previously served as the Vice Chairman of the Company. Mr. Rollins serves as the Non-Executive Chairman of Marine Products Corporation and RPC, Inc. He previously served as a Director of Marine Products Corporation since 2001 and a Director of RPC, Inc. since 1984. Mr. Rollins previously served as a Director of Genuine Parts Company.
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 also joined the Board of Directors of RPC, Inc. and Marine Products Corporation in 2022. Mr. Wilson received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management from the University of Tennessee.
Jerry Gahlhoff Jr.
President and Chief Operating Officer
Gahlhoff came to Rollins in the HomeTeam acquisition in 2008 and has successfully managed several areas of the Company with increasing responsibility. Gahlhoff currently serves as Rollins President & COO. Previously, he was President of the Rollins Specialty Brands team of HomeTeam, Clark, Northwest, Western Pest, Waltham Pest, OPC pest control companies as well as the Rollins Human Resources department. This group of companies has grown tremendously under Jerry's leadership since its formation in 2016.
Jerry W. Nix
Independent Director, Retired Vice Chairman, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer or Genuine Parts Company
Jerry W. Nix was appointed a Director of Rollins, Inc. in August 2020. Mr. Nix is the former Vice Chairman, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Genuine Parts Company. Prior to retiring in March 2013, he served as Chief Financial Officer for over 13 years and served in various other capacities with Genuine Parts Company before that time, including Senior Vice President, Finance. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors of RPC, Inc., and Marine Products Corporation and on various civic and non-profit boards. Mr. Nix brings extensive financial and operational experience to our Board or Directors.
Independent Director, Chief Financial Officer of Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center, Inc., Retired Partner Ernst & Young LLP
Patrick J. Gunning was appointed a Director of Rollins, Inc. in December 2020, effective January 1, 2021. He recently retired as a partner from Ernst & Young LLP after a 39-year career in public accounting. Mr. Gunning held multiple leadership roles at Ernst & Young LLP including Southeast Region Leader of the Financial Accounting Advisory Services practice, Southeast Area Industry Leader of the Retail and Consumer Products practice, and lead audit partner. He previously served as partner and Assurance Division Leader with Arthur Andersen LLP through 2002, including serving as lead audit partner. Mr. Gunning currently serves on the Board of Directors of RPC, Inc., and Marine Products Corporation and as the Chief Financial Officer at Woodruff Arts Center, a non-profit organization. Mr. Gunning brings extensive financial and strategic experience to our Board of Directors.
Independent Director, Retired partner of Ernst & Young LLP (EY)
Susan R. Bell was appointed a Director of Rollins, Inc. in December 2020, effective January 1, 2021. Ms. Bell retired as partner from Ernst & Young LLP (EY) in 2020 after a 36-year career in public accounting. At EY, she served as both an audit and advisory partner, led the Southeast Risk Advisory practice and served as Atlanta Office Managing Partner. Prior to EY, she was an audit partner at Arthur Andersen LLP. Ms. Bell serves on the Board of Directors of RPC, Inc., and Marine Products Corporation and on the boards of the non-profit, National Center for Civil & Human Rights and IWF Georgia, an international women’s’ forum. Ms. Bell brings extensive risk oversight, financial and strategic experience to our Board of Directors.
Louise S. Sams
Retired Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Louise S. Sams was the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (“Turner”), a television and media conglomerate, from 2000 until September 2019. Ms. Sams also served as President, Turner Broadcasting System International, Inc. from September 2003 until May 2012. As General Counsel, Ms. Sams oversaw legal work relating to all of the business activities of Turner and its subsidiaries worldwide. Ms. Sams managed a global legal department, overseeing licensing, clearance and production of content for the Turner television networks and related media services, the sale and distribution of those networks, protection of intellectual property, employment matters, litigation, and transactional work, such as acquisitions and joint ventures. Most recently, Ms. Sams’ focus was on issues related to technology, information security, use of data and consumer privacy, as well as enterprise-wide risk management.
In Ms. Sams’ role as President, Turner Broadcasting System International, Inc., Ms. Sams was responsible for production, distribution and ad sales relating to all kids and entertainment television networks and media services offered by Turner outside of the U.S. and Canada, distribution and commercial operations of CNN’s international services, and Turner’s international joint ventures. Prior to joining Turner in 1993 as a corporate attorney, Ms. Sams was an associate at White & Case, specializing in mergers and acquisitions and securities law.
Ms. Sams currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of CoStar Group, D and Z Media Acquisitions and Loop Industries, positions she has held since December 2019, January 2021 and April 2021, respectively. Ms. Sams serves on the Audit Committee of Costar, the Audit and Compensation and Governance Committees of Loop Industries and on the Audit and Compensation Committees of D and Z Media. In addition, Ms. Sams currently chairs the Princeton University Board of Trustees, and in that capacity also chairs the Executive Committee, Board Development Committee, and Compensation Committee. Ms. Sams also serves on the Board of High Museum of Art in Atlanta, The Westminster Schools, and Meals on Wheels, Atlanta, where she chairs the Development Committee. Ms. Sams received a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, and a B.A. from Princeton University, where she graduated magna cum laude.
Gregory B. Morrison
Independent Director, Former Senior Vice President and Chief Information officer for Cox Enterprises, Inc.
Gregory Morrison is the retired Senior Vice President and Corporate Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Cox Enterprises, Inc. During his 18 years as CIO at Cox, Morrison was responsible for the management and operations of all technological information including cybersecurity. He is known for the production of large-scale business transformations and the development of key technological advances that help improve manual business processes. Prior to joining Cox, Mr. Morrison served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of RealEstate.com, a B2B e-commerce internet company, and held various executive positions in technology and business at Prudential Financial, Inc. from 1989 to 2000, including Vice President and CIO. Currently, Morrison is on the corporate Board of Directors for Veritex Holdings and IEWC Global Solutions. He also serves on the Global Advisory Board of Tricentis, a software test automation company. Morrison has received numerous awards and has been widely recognized in various publications. He was named one of US Black Engineer Magazine’s Most Important Blacks in Technology for nine consecutive years from 2005 – 2013, as well as one of Computerworld Magazine’s Premier 100 IT Leaders. Morrison is also listed by Black Enterprises as one of the 300 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America and by Savory Magazine as one of the Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America.
Donald P. Carson
President of RFA Management Company, LLC,President of Nevada Oversight, Inc. and GWR PTC, LLC
Don Carson is the founder of Don Carson Associates, LLC, and co-founder of The Ansley Capital Group, LLC, Ansley Securities LLC, and Cardez Hospitality Group, LLC. He is currently President of RFA Management Company, LLC, an Atlanta-based family office, and President of Nevada Oversight, Inc. and GWR PTC, LLC, which are Nevada private trust companies. Carson worked for many years in the investment and commercial banking industry, primarily for Wachovia Bank, N.A. During this time, he was head of the international banking and investment banking businesses. After leaving Wachovia in 1998, he became partner of Paradigm Capital and later co-founded Ansley Securities, LLC. Carson currently serves as a director of LOR, Inc. and Rollins Holding Company, Inc. He also currently serves as a trustee of Beloit College, and Board Chair for Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center. He is a director of Catheter Precision, LLC, and a trustee of The Cook and Bynum Fund, a publicly traded mutual fund. Carson appears on numerous recordings for Telarc and Deutsche Grammophon with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus. Four of these recordings have earned Grammys. He is also a trustee of The Gary W. Rollins Foundation.
Pam R. Rollins
Director, Community Leader
Pamela R. Rollins was elected a Director of Rollins, Inc. in 2015. She holds a B.A. Degree from Stephens College with a major in Family Community Studies. Ms. Rollins is a Trustee of Young Harris College and The O. Wayne Rollins Foundation, a Trustee Emeritus of The Schenck School, a board member of The National Monuments Foundation and a former board member of The Lovett School. Ms. Rollins has served as a Director of RPC, Inc. since 2019 and Marine Products Corporation since 2017.