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Workplace MVP at SHRM22: Xavier Cugnon - Arrow Exterminators

Xavier Cugnon, VP of HR Administration for Arrow Exterminators, joined host Jamie Gassmann in the R3 Continuum booth to chat about his experience at SHRM 2022 in New Orleans. He shared how he got into learning and development through his military career and his path to HR. He and Jamie also talked about the networking opportunities of being in person again, the thought leadership he was seeing around DE&I, and much more.


Workplace MVP is sponsored and presented by R3 Continuum and produced by the Minneapolis-St.Paul Studio of Business RadioX®.


This show was originally broadcast live from the 2022 SHRM Annual Conference held at the New Orleans Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Xavier Cugnon, MS, SHRM-SCP, PHR – Vice President of Human Resources Admin – Arrow Exterminators


As the VP of Human Resources Administration, Xavier works to lead the Human Resources practices at Arrow Exterminators in support of its business goals. Primarily, his team focuses on unifying Arrow’s human capital management systems and practices to effectively deliver on Arrow’s vision to hire, train, and retain rock stars and grow opportunities for generations to come.


Xavier Cugnon had an extensive career in Marine Corps aviation, manufacturing, and proposal writing which equipped him with a vast array of job skills.


He has a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Development from Villanova University. He also teaches the SHRM certification prep course for SHRM-Atlanta.



Arrow Exterminators


Arrow is a full-service company specializing in Pest Control, Termite Protection, Mosquito Prevention and Control, Fire Ant Control, Wildlife Control and Exclusion Services, Handyman Services, Insulation Services, New Construction Treatments and providing documentation for Real Estate Transactions. They offer these services in both residential and commercial situations.


At Arrow, they pride themselves on going BEYOND THE CALL because this business is their calling and they are committed to protecting your family’s health and property while caring for the environment. They are large enough to offer a variety of pest control services at affordable prices and small enough to know their customers – the way a good business should.


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