Judy Gootkind, Vice President of Creative Services, Inc. (CSI) and Chair of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), offered opening remarks to a gathering of over 600 background screening professionals at the 2014 NAPBS Annual Conference, October 19-21, in Denver. The conference program covered topics including business, technology, and legal issues, as well as how-to programs, international screening techniques, compliance guidelines, employment discrimination and what’s on the horizon for consumer reporting agencies, to name just a few.
During the conference kick-off meeting, Gootkind moved on from Chair to Immediate Past Chair. In that new role, she will serve as the Board Liaison to the Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) which oversees the NAPBS Accreditation Program as well as the Board Liaison to the Global Alliance Council (GAC) which is the international committee that now has three established chapters: APAC, Canada and Europe.
Alan T. Sklar, President of CSI, commented, “We are proud of Judy’s contined efforts on behalf of CSI and the screening industry to promote high standards through certifications as well as address the legislative and regulatory initiatives impacting our clients and the services we provide.”
With over 20 years of accounting experience, Gootkind is Vice President of Finance and Administration at CSI. An active member of NAPBS, in 2013, Gootkind assumed the role of association chair. She regularly presents on legislation, regulation and policy issues and represents CSI at numerous hearings including the RI Judiciary, MA Judiciary Committee, CT Department of Public Safety, NY Office of Court Administration, and the MA Attorney General’s office.
The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) is the leading national resource for issues related to the background screening profession. NAPBS promotes and advocates for ethical business practices and fosters awareness of privacy rights and consumer protection issues. NAPBS is the foremost leader in the movement toward establishing generally accepted and reliable standards for background screening professionals and organizations. For more information on background screening, visit our website at http://www.napbs.com.
About Creative Services, Inc.
Creative Services, Inc. (CSI) is a full-service pre-employment screening, background investigations and security consulting company. Established in 1976, CSI provides comprehensive corporate screenings, drug and alcohol testing, and security consulting to regulated and non-regulated industries. In the staffing industry, CSI assists staffing companies with identifying reliable and trustworthy individuals suitable for temporary or permanent placement.
By combining advanced technologies with superior investigative, interviewing and analytical skills, CSI identifies areas of vulnerability and establishes customized strategies that mitigate risk, improve workplace safety and achieve regulatory compliance. A founding member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), CSI is at the forefront of the background screening and security industry. For more information, please visit www.creativeservices.com.