San Jose, Calif.-based Smith’s Pest Management has announced that its president, Zachary Smith, was accepted into Forbes Business Council.

The council is an invitation-only community for successful business owners and leaders worldwide.

“Joining the council gives me the opportunity to share my expertise and learn from others who help make our industry successful,” Smith said. “I’m proud of developing my company’s leadership role, and I look forward to contributing to the value of the Council’s work on multiple levels.”

His vision for Smith’s Pest Management is to ultimately franchise and expand to multiple states. The company has served the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 10 years.

For over 10 years, Smith’s Pest Management has served as a leading pest management company in the San Francisco Bay Area. The company offers services for residential and commercial properties including a full line of insect pest control solutions. It specializes in humane burrowing pest removal, including gophers, moles and ground squirrels.

To be selected for the Forbes Business Council, Smith was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of his experience. Criteria for acceptance includes a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors.

While on the council, Smith will work with the Forbes.com editorial team to share his expert insights in original business articles, and contribute to Q&A panels alongside other experts. He will also get to connect and collaborate with other respected local leaders in a private forum and at members-only events.

“We are honored to welcome Zachary into the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Business Council. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world.”