R.B. Goforth is a second-generation pest management professional who spent most of his career working in his family business, Arrow Pest Control. He has been an active member of NCPMA since 1962 and served in numerous leadership roles including as the 1968 association president. R.B. graduated from North Carolina State University with a bachelor's degree in agriculture and entomology, served in the United States Navy, trained in the Navy's flight program and went on to serve in the Navy Reserve as a Commander until his retirement from the service in 1976. In addition to his professional career, he has been active in several civic organizations for decades including the Jaycees, Kiwanis, Boy Scouts, Boys Club, USO Board, Air Port Commission and more.