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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) has announced that the 2017 NAPBS Annual Conference will take place as scheduled from September 17 to 19, 2017, in Orlando, Florida. The NAPBS had been closely monitoring the impact of Hurricane Irma – a Category 4 hurricane that made landfall in the Florida Keys on Sunday, September 10, 2017 – on the host site for the conference.

The NAPBS received word that the host hotel for the 2017 NAPBS Annual Conference – the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center – was fully functioning and had fortunately avoided any significant impact and was therefore are ready to host the conference. In addition, airports in Orlando are beginning operations as well and will continue to add flights over the next few days to regain full capacity.

While the hotel was spared, some homes and offices of NAPBS members were not as fortunate. The thoughts of the NAPBS are with them as they recover and rebuild. NAPBS members who registered for the conference but are unable to attend due to Hurricane Irma should email [email protected]. The thoughts of the NAPBS are with their members and everyone impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey.

The 2017 NAPBS Annual Conference offers a diverse range of educational topics ranging from strategic business sessions, futuristic technology, legal issues, nuts and bolts “how-to” programs, international screening techniques, compliance guidelines, employment discrimination and what is on the horizon for consumer reporting agencies. To learn more, visit

Founded as a non-profit trade association in 2003, the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) was established to represent the interest of companies offering background screening services. The NAPBS currently represents over 880 member companies engaged in employment and tenant background screening across the United States. To learn more, visit

As of September 15, 2017, Hurricane Irma has caused at least 82 deaths, including 39 in the United States. Among the many charities accepting donations  to help the victims of Hurricane Irma are the American Red Cross and Salvation Army. The Miami Foundation offers a list of Hurricane Irma Relief Organizations helping to lead relief efforts in Miami-Dade County, the Florida Keys, and Southwest Florida.

ESR Thanks Outgoing Chair of NAPBS Board of Directors Dawn Standerwick


Dawn Standerwick, Vice President of Strategic Growth at Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), is the outgoing Chair of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) Board of Directors for the 2016-2017 term. She was elected NAPBS Chair in September 2016 and believes background screening demonstrates a commitment to public safety. ESR thanks Dawn for her time and effort in serving the NAPBS.

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