Dr. Ray Perryman is President and CEO of The Perryman Group, an economic research and analysis firm based in Waco, Texas. His firm has served the needs of more than 2,500 clients, including two-thirds of the Global 25, over half of the Fortune 100, the 12 largest technology firms in the world, 10 US Cabinet Departments, the 9 largest firms in the US, the 6 largest energy companies operating in the US, and the 5 largest US banking institutions. Dr. Perryman holds a BS in Mathematics from Baylor University and a PhD in Economics from Rice University, as well as an honorary doctorate from the International Institute for Advanced Studies. He has held numerous academic positions throughout his career (Herman Brown Professor of Economics and University Professor at Baylor University and Economist-in-Residence at Southern Methodist University) and is currently a Senior Research Fellow of the IC2 Institute at the University of Texas and Institute Distinguished Professor of Economic Theory and Method at the International Institute for Advanced Studies. He has authored several books, over 400 academic papers, and more than 2,500 trade articles. He publishes an annual subscription forecasting service and monthly newsletter, writes a weekly syndicated column, and hosts a daily radio commentary with frequent appearances on National Public Radio. Dr. Perryman was named Outstanding Young Person of the World for Business and Economic Innovation in 1987, was designated Texan of the Year by the Texas Legislative Conference in 2012, received the Baylor University Distinguished Service Medal in 2013, was inducted into the Texas Leadership Hall of Fame in 2014, received the Cesar E. Chavez Conscience Builders Award in 2016 for his humanitarian efforts, and in 2018 was named the Most Dynamic Economic Researcher in the US by Global Business Insights. In 2019, Dr. Perryman received the Chairman's Award for Lifetime Achievement in Economic Development from the International Economic Development Council and was selected for the "Go Global" Award from the International Trade Council as the outstanding global economic analyst for his work on trade, energy, the environment, and other international issues. He dedicates a significant portion of his time to pro bono work aimed at helping to solve pressing social problems such as hunger, indigent health care, poverty, and child maltreatment. "The most quoted man in Texas" Texas Monthly "A world class scholar" Business Week "The unofficial state economist" The New York Times "The state's pre-eminent economist and a barbecue connoisseur" The Dallas Morning News
Dr. Corrigan has been active in urban pest management for over 30 years. He serves a consultant who specializes in urban rodent pest management on a national and international scale and also as a rodent control consultant for several cities around the USA. Dr. Corrigan has published over 160 technical articles in pest control and has authored or co-authored four textbooks and several book chapters. He has lectured in 46 states and 12 countries around the world. He has appeared in Time Magazine, The New York Times, National Geographic, The CBS Sunday Morning Show, The New Yorker Magazine, and multiple international radio shows and on-line magazines. In the autumn of 2016, he will be appearing in the Morgan Spurlock (Director/Star of Super Size Me) Documentary: Rats!! In 2005, Dr. Corrigan was awarded the EPA’s IPM Award for his novel approaches to pest control and food safety, and in 2011 he received The City of New York’s Distinguished Service Award for innovative research addressing the control of rats in New York City. Dr. Corrigan was inducted into the Pest Management Hall of Fame in 2008. Dr. Corrigan ran a pest control route in NYC for three years to save money for his college education. He holds an A.A.S degree in pest control (State University of New York); a B.S (Urban and Industrial Pest Control) from Purdue University, and his Masters and Ph.D. degrees in rodent control also from Purdue.
Bill started in the Pest Control Industry in 1980 after graduating High School as a “summer helper” for a Regional Family-Owned Pest Control Business after years of pumping gas and working on local pig farms in South Jersey.
After 10 years, Bill decided to see what else was out there, and formed his own family business - Hoffman’s Exterminating in 1990, with his own vision, determination, and desire to be the best. Like all small family-owned business, you have to wear all the hats, and find good people, but finding and retaining great team members became our niche, and why we were able to continue to grow over the last 33 years.
Today, Hoffman’s has sales that exceed $13,000,000 with 6 locations serving 5 States and 100 staff members and is listed in the Top 100 Pest Control Firms in the country, winning many awards for excellence, as well as Community Engagement at Pestworld in 2022.
His vision has always been to be the BEST (not biggest) in the industry, while insisting on a family valued environment, keeping both customers and employees for life, by providing “Quality Service with Personalized Care” and giving back until it hurts.
Currently William serves on many boards, to continue giving back to the community where we serve, but also to learn from other leaders.
Such boards, like the Executive Board of the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce, the Regional Director and Past President of the New Jersey Pest Management Association, Board of Directors for the New Jersey Food Processing Association, Commercial Committee for the National Pest Management Association, Board of Directors for the Tri-State Canine Response Team, and Board of Directors for the Ronald McDonald house, in Camden NJ.
Our niche is our dedication to our People, Customers and Community.