Gary W. Rollins
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Chairperson of the Executive Committee
Gary W. Rollins has served as a Director of Rollins, Inc. since 1981. Mr. Rollins has extensive knowledge of the Company’s business and industry serving over 56 years at the Company. He currently 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 currently serves as a director of RPC, Inc. and Marine Products Corporation, roles he has held since 1984 and 2001, respectively. Additionally, from 2020 through 2022, he previously served as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of both Marine Products Corporation and RPC, Inc. Mr. Rollins received a BS in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee.
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 received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management from the University of Tennessee.
Jerry Gahlhoff Jr.
President and Chief Operating Officer
Jerry Gahlhoff Jr. has served as a Director of Rollins, Inc. since 2021. Mr. Gahlhoff 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 currently serves as the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company, roles he has held since August 2020. 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 received a Master of Science in Entomology from the University of Florida.
Jerry W. Nix
Former Vice Chairman, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Genuine Parts Company, Lead Independent Director of the Board of Directors, Chairperson of the Human Capital Management and Compensation Committee, Chairperson of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Member of the Audit Committee Member of the Executive Committee
Jerry W. Nix has served as a Director of Rollins, Inc. since 2020. Mr. Nix brings extensive risk oversight, financial, operational, and strategic experience to our Board of Directors. Mr. Nix retired from Genuine Parts Company in 2013, where he served as Vice Chairman from 2005 to 2013, Chief Financial Officer from 2000 to 2013 and as Executive Vice President from 2000 to 2005. Prior to joining Genuine Parts in 1978, Mr. Nix was an auditor with Ernst & Young from 1974 to 1978 and a pilot in the U.S. Air Force from 1968 to 1974. Mr. Nix currently serves on the Board of Directors of RPC, Inc., and Marine Products Corporation, roles he has held since 2020 and on various civic and non-profit boards. Mr. Nix received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Mississippi State University and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Florida.
Chief Financial Officer at The Woodruff Arts Center, Retired Partner, Ernst & Young LLP, Member of the Audit Committee
Patrick J. Gunning has served as a Director of Rollins, Inc. since January 2021. Mr. Gunning brings extensive risk oversight and financial and strategic experience to our Board of Directors. In 2020, Mr. Gunning retired as a partner from Ernst & Young LLP, a role he held since 2002, after a 39-year career in public accounting. Mr. Gunning held multiple leadership roles at Ernst & Young 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 for numerous publicly traded and privately owned companies. Prior to joining Ernst & Young LLP, Mr. Gunning worked at Arthur Andersen LLP from 1981 to 2002, where he served as a partner, lead audit partner for numerous publicly traded and privately owned companies, and Assurance Division Leader. After retiring from Ernst & Young, Mr. Gunning served as Chief Financial Officer of the Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center, Inc., a not-for-profit organization, from 2020 to 2022. Mr. Gunning currently serves on the Board of Directors of RPC, Inc. and Marine Products Corporation, roles he has held since 2021. Mr. Gunning received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame.
Retired partner of Ernst & Young LLP (EY), Chairperson of the Audit Committee
Susan R. Bell has served as a Director of Rollins, Inc. since January 2021. Ms. Bell brings extensive risk oversight, financial and strategic experience to our Board of Directors. Ms. Bell retired as partner from Ernst & Young LLP in 2020 after a 36-year career in public accounting. At Ernst & Young LLP, Ms. Bell served as both an audit and advisory partner, led the Southeast Risk Advisory practice and served as the Atlanta Office Managing Partner. Prior to working at Ernst & Young LLP, Ms. Bell started her career at Arthur Andersen LLP in 1984 where she served as an audit partner from 1996 to 2002. Ms. Bell currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of RPC, Inc., Marine Products Corporation and First Advantage Corporation, roles she has held since 2021, and also serves on the audit committees of those corporations. In addition, Ms. Bell serves on the boards of the non-profits, National Center for Civil & Human Rights and IWF Georgia, an international women’s forum. Ms. Bell graduated summa cum laude from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Professional Accountancy and is a Certified Public Accountant in Georgia and Tennessee.
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
Former Senior Vice President and Corporate Chief Information Officer, Cox Enterprises, Inc., Member of the Human Capital Management and Compensation Committee
Gregory B. Morrison has served as a Director of Rollins, Inc. since 2021. He is the former Senior Vice President and Corporate Chief Information Officer for Cox Enterprises, Inc., a role he held from February 2002 until his retirement in January 2020. Prior to his role at Cox, Mr. Morrison served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of RealEstate.com in 2000 and held various information and technology leadership roles at Prudential Financial from 1989 to 2002. Mr. Morrison has extensive knowledge and expertise with large-scale business transformations and technology deployments. Mr. Morrison was named among the industry's top performing CIOs who have shown unparalleled leadership to drive innovation and transformation in businesses. Mr. Morrison also serves on the board of directors of Veritex Holdings and Veritiv Corp, roles he has held since 2016 and 2021, respectively. Mr. Morrison was a commissioned officer in the US Army from 1982 to 1989. Mr. Morrison received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics from South Carolina State University, and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University.
Donald P. Carson
President of RFA Management Company, LLC, President of Nevada Oversight, Inc. and GWR PTC, LLC, Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Donald P. Carson has served as a Director of Rollins, Inc. since 2021. Mr. Carson brings extensive financial and strategic experience to our Board of Directors. Mr. 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. Mr. Carson currently serves as President of RFA Management Company, LLC, an Atlanta-based family office, a role he has held since 2019 and which he previously held from 2003 to 2013. Mr. Carson also has served as President of Nevada Oversight, Inc. since 2019 and President of GWR PTC, LLC, since 2020, all of which are Nevada private trust companies. Mr. Carson worked for many years in the investment and commercial banking industry, primarily for Wachovia Bank, N.A. from 1977 to 1997. During this time, he was head of the international banking and investment banking businesses. After leaving Wachovia, Mr. Carson became a partner of Paradigm Capital 1998 to 1999 and later co-founded Ansley Securities, LLC. Mr. Carson currently serves as a director of LOR, Inc. and Rollins Holding Company, Inc., roles he has held since 2003. 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. Mr. Carson appears on numerous recordings for Telarc and Deutsche Grammophon with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus. Four of these recordings have earned Grammys. Mr. Carson is also a trustee of The Gary W. Rollins Foundation. Mr. Carson received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Composition from Beloit College, and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Chicago. He also is a graduate of the American Graduate School of Global Management.
Pam R. Rollins
Director, Community Leader
Pamela R. Rollins has served as a Director of Rollins, Inc. since 2015. Ms. Rollins is the niece of Gary W. Rollins, the Company’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. 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. Ms. Rollins received a Bachelor of Arts in Family Community Studies from Stephens College.