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NPAworldwide Announces 2015 Chairman’s Award Recipient

April 1st, 2015 by Veronica Blatt

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Dave Nerz, President
dnerz@npaworldwide.com
+1 616.455.6776 x19

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – April 1, 2015 – Rick Corey of Rochester, New York (USA), is the recipient of the 2015 Chairman’s Award, presented by NPAworldwide. The Chairman’s Award, established in 1996, recognizes a current or former NPAworldwide owner, manager, recruiter, or staff member, whose contributions and service to the network represent substantial and lasting benefit. Nominations are sought from the NPAworldwide membership, and the board of directors selects the recipient by secret ballot.

Mr. Corey was previously the owner of OpticsProfessionals, LLC, as well as a longtime employee with Weterrings & Agnew, both located in Rochester. He served on the NPAworldwide board of directors for 14 years, including terms as director, secretary/treasurer, chairman-elect, chairman, and immediate past-chairman. Mr. Corey was also heavily involved on numerous committees and was a tireless advocate for the organization.

“Rick Corey was a steady hand at the wheel during some difficult times for the industry and challenges for the NPAworldwide network. Rick is the father of our current conservative-but-optimistic budgeting process that has kept the network on solid financial ground for many years,” commented NPAworldwide president Dave Nerz. “You never feel like you are working for Rick; you are just a member of his team. The Chairman’s Award is a fitting tribute to his many years of service and leadership.”

“It is a great honor to be awarded the Chairman’s Award,” stated Mr. Corey. “Being a member on various committees and on the Board of Directors has been a privilege and a great connection to members worldwide. Being involved in NPAworldwide has been a great experience, both personally and professionally.”

The Chairman’s Award was presented during a special luncheon as part of the NPAworldwide Global Conference.

About NPAworldwide. NPAworldwide is a recruitment network facilitating placements between its members. The network has nearly 500 member offices across 6 continents. For more information, please visit www.npaworldwide.com or www.npaworldwideworks.com.


NPAworldwide Members Elect Officers and Directors

March 24th, 2015 by Veronica Blatt
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Veronica Scrimshaw, Director of Corporate Communications
vscrimshaw@npaworldwide.com
+1 616.455.6776 x17

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – March 24, 2015 – The membership of NPAworldwide has elected a new slate of representatives to its board of directors. The board of directors is responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction to the member-owned international recruiting network. Each person on the board of directors also owns and operates a member recruiting firm. As board members, directors establish the NPAworldwide business plan, identify strategic priorities, develop an annual budget, and oversee network administration.

“NPAworldwide is a member-owned recruitment network and board leadership is a key part of our success as an organization,” said president Dave Nerz. He added, “Over the years, our members have provided the network with outstanding direction and support by electing board members with great insight, industry knowledge, and business expertise. This year is no exception.” Chairman Jeff McGraw remarked, “The challenges facing third-party recruiters are significant. NPAworldwide offers a remarkable venue for independent recruiters to compete in a global marketplace. I am excited to be working with such a dynamic group of business owners to implement a long-term growth strategy for our member-owned network.”

The individuals elected to the NPAworldwide board of directors include the following:

  • Nerissa Reyes, Avanti People Partnership International (Manila, Philippines), was elected Chairperson-Elect, which is a one-year term. She will automatically become the Chairperson in 2016.
  • Bill Benson, WilliamCharles Executive Search (Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA), was elected to a two-year term as a secretary/treasurer.
  • Elsa Duty, Recruiting Services International / RSI (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA), was elected to a two-year term as director.
  • James Seidel, James Seidel & Associates (Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada), was re-elected to a two-year term as a director.
  • Patti Steen, The Pelsten Group (Seattle, Washington, USA), was elected to a two-year term as a director.

About NPAworldwide. NPAworldwide is a recruitment network facilitating placements between its members. The network has nearly 500 member offices across 6 continents. For more information, please visit www.npaworldwide.com or www.npaworldwideworks.com.

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