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NAPS Announces 2018 Board of Directors

Tuesday, January 9, 2018   (0 Comments)
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DAWSONVILLE, GA (January 3, 2017) - The National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS), the nation's leading search, recruiting, and staffing industry educator and oldest industry association, is proud to announce the 2018 NAPS Board of Directors. The 2018 board will be guided by the new Executive Committee, with new Chairman, Bruce J. Putman, CPC, at the head of the ship.

Putman started his career working for two large corporations for 12 years, Ford and GE, following the completion of his MBA degree at the University of Colorado. For the next 4 1/2 years he managed two privately held companies for absentee owners, then opened A-1 STAFFING in January 1998. In December 2000, the professional staffing division was opened, later known as A-1 CAREERS. Since 2000 the company, under Putman’s leadership, has grown both organically and through acquisitions.

Putman, President and CEO of A-1 Careers, said, “I am honored to be the Chairman of NAPS in 2018 and hope to see many of you at our annual conference in Bonita Springs, FL this fall. With many positive economic dynamics – low unemployment, the new tax law and an 8-year expansion – this should be a significant growth year in the search and staffing industry.”

Serving alongside Putman as new Board Chairman is Glenna Cose Brin, CPC serving as Chairman Elect, Tom Erb as Vice Chair, and Ryan Scott, CPC as Secretary/Treasurer. And the organization gives many thanks to a fantastic job done to Immediate Past Chairman, Mark Barnhart, CERS, CPC. Barnhart served as Board Chairman through 2017 and has officially passed along the torch to Putman.

In addition to the new Executive Committee, we are proud to announce some new and some returning District Directors and Advisory Board members. The 2018 District Directors is comprised of David Adams, of Careerlink Network, Melody Cristo, CPC of Cancer CarePoint, Inc., Meredith Daly, CPC, of Advanced Search & Placement, Teresa M. Delibert, CPC of Delibert Employment Solutions, Fernando Espinosa, CERS of Top Notch Finder, Inc., Henry Glickel CERS of Sales Recruiters Inc. and Jeff McGraw, CPC of Reflex Global Solutions. And rounding out the full board of directors are our two new Advisory Board members, Mark Demaree of Top Echelon and Amy West of People 2.0, formerly TFI Resources.

“We’re delighted to have Bruce Putman as our Chairman,” said Trinette Cunningham, NAPS President. “He brings exceptional insight and leadership to the organization. And, together along with this stellar board, we’re excited about our united vision for creating continual growth through 2018 for the organization.”

The 2018 NAPS Board will convene Friday, January 5th in Bonita Springs, FL at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa, the location for the 2018 NAPS Annual Conference, to discuss plans and initiatives for the new year.


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, eNewsletters and its annual conference. For more information on NAPS, visit

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