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NAPS Announces 2017 Award Winners at Annual Conference

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DAWSONVILLE, GA (October 13, 2017) – NAPS, the National Association of Personnel Services, the nation's leading search, recruiting, and staffing industry educator and oldest industry association, proudly announced their 2017 Award Winners during their recent annual conference in Denver, Colorado at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center. The awards luncheon recognized and honored three distinguished individuals who have given back to our industry and profession as well as the first ever recipient of the Frank Burtnett Education Scholarship. In addition to the awards given during the ceremony luncheon, one other award was given to a NAPS leader during the NAPS Board of Directors meeting prior to the conference start to acknowledge the stellar work provided by a District Director through the course of 2017 so far.
Rudbekia Bach, Director of Operations at Stark Lane, was awarded the Shero Award. This award is given in recognition of Bach’s innovative ideas, outstanding achievements and success which has raised the bar for others. Ryan Scott, who presented the award, praised Bach by saying “Rudbekia manages Stark Lane's operations, HR function, accounting, payroll, revenue cycle, and works a full desk. All job responsibilities considered, she is still one of our top producers. She is an impressive rising star worthy of recognition by our industry.”

Bob Broady, Managing Director at Z1 Solutions, was awarded the Norbert I.B. Fried Ethics Award. The Norbert I.B. Fried Ethics Award was created to recognize those individuals who have made a significant, positive, and lasting impact on the ethics of the staffing industry. Bob has been a leader in the Denver community for several years by donating his time and the time of his staff to assisting those in need of guidance, inspiration and knowledge to enter or re-enter the workforce after going through significant personal challenges.

The Harold B. Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award was awarded to Greg Doersching of The Griffin Search Group & Bullseye Mentor Training. This award recognizes an individual who has distinguished himself during a lifetime of service to the private placement industry. Steve Faulkner, of The Spencer James Group, was pleased to present Doersching the award and congratulate Doersching on his consistent and relentless training to the industry.

Jillian Smiley of Pathfinders, Inc. was presented with an award and acknowledged on being the first ever recipient of the Frank Burtnett Education Scholarship. The scholarship was created to support the professional development of a search and staffing professional at a member firm in earning NAPS certification and participating in the educational activities of the annual association national conference. On receiving the award, Smiley said “I am honored to be the first ever recipient of the Frank Burtnett Education Scholarship presented by NAPS and I'm excited to officially be a Certified Personal Consultant!”
In addition to the four awards handed out during the NAPS Conference awards luncheon, an additional award was given to another deserving professional. Ryan M. Scott, CPC with Stark Lane, NAPS District 7 Director, received the Chairman’s District Director Award for his hard work and dedication to the organization throughout 2017.
NAPS would like to congratulate all the award winners. Thank you for your dedication to the recruiting and staffing community and to NAPS. With your excellent work you make our community stronger.

Since 1961, NAPS has been a leading industry educator in the United States. As the oldest association representing the search, recruiting and staffing industry, NAPS offers the longest and most comprehensive history of professional credentialing in the industry. NAPS continues to maintain the esteemed position as the industry educator through its certification program, continuing education initiatives, e-newsletters and its annual conference. For more information on NAPS, visit

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