Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn
The Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) – a non-profit trade organization formerly known as the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) – has given Attorney Lester Rosen, the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), the Mike Sankey Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest honor awarded by the PBSA.
Rosen – the author of “The Safe Hiring Manual” – received the award during the opening ceremony of the 2019 Annual Conference that took place from September 8 to 10, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas. He was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the PBSA in 2003 and served as co-chair in 2004. ESR is a founding member of the PBSA.
“I am honored to stand before you this evening to help pay tribute to Les Rosen and his unparalleled contribution to our industry as he receives the Mike Sankey Lifetime Achievement Award. I have looked up to him for a very long time; well before I joined ESR,” said ESR Vice President of Strategic Growth Dawn Standerwick, who was recognized as the longest-serving PBSA board member in 2018.
The Mike Sankey Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual’s outstanding contributions made throughout his or her career which have served to advance excellence in the screening profession. The award is named after the late Michael Sankey, who was the first recipient of the award in 2018. He was part of the steering committee that founded the PBSA and was elected to the first Board of Directors.
“I cannot imagine where we as background screeners would be without the distinguished service of Les Rosen. While his career as a whole is impressive, it doesn’t capture the full measure of the man. He is a leader, a visionary, a mentor, and a friend. He has influenced my life and work in countless ways – his impact radiates around this room to each and every person here,” said Standerwick.
Founded in 2003, the PBSA was established to represent the interests of background screening companies and to promote a high level of ethics and performance standards for the screening industry. The PBSA currently represents more than 880 member companies conducting millions of background checks each year across the United States. To learn more about the PBSA, visit www.thepbsa.org.
Founded by Attorney Lester Rosen in 1997, Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) is a leading global background screening firm that is accredited by the PBSA under the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP) that is a widely recognized seal of approval for background screening organizations committed to achieving excellence. To learn more about ESR, visit www.esrcheck.com.
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