NAPBS Completes Global Transition to Worldwide Association with Rebrand to Professional Background Screening Association

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 9, 2019 

Contact: Liza Crawford Joenler 

NAPBS Completes Global Transition to Worldwide Association with Rebrand to Professional Background Screening Association 

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, USA – The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) today announced the association’s rebrand to the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA). Members of the association overwhelmingly voted to approve the new name and bylaws at the 2019 Annual Conference in San Antonio. The change in the organization’s structure and the new name marks the culmination of the association’s transition into a truly global organization, a vision that initiated 12 years ago with the addition of an international committee which led to three international chapters in the years that have followed. The rebrand includes a new logo and branding, with a new website to follow. 

A global association with existing chapters in APAC, Canada, Europe and the U.S., and more expected to develop, PBSA provides educational resources, industry practices, accreditation programs and advocacy to nearly 900 member companies that work in employment and tenant screening around the world. PBSA is the only association of its kind and has become the trusted global authority for the screening profession. 

“PBSA has a significant international footprint, and we only expect it to grow larger,” said Melissa Sorenson, executive director of PBSA. “It was clear to us that we needed to bring our name and brand in line with what our association is today – a truly global organization. I am thrilled with this new direction and am excited to see what is next for PBSA on the global stage.” 

The new logo encapsulates the association’s global nature while highlighting the forward- thinking, modern and tech-centered aspects of the industry. The brand elements not only bring the association in line with where it is today, but where it is going in the future. 

“In today’s global economy, information moves faster than ever before and the opportunities and challenges facing the screening profession often have ripple effects around the world,” said Bon Idziak, chair of PBSA. “The new PBSA brand speaks to our ability to transcend borders and symbolizes our modern approach to screening, privacy and data security, and the technology our industry embodies.” 

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About PBSA Founded as a non-profit trade association in 2003, the Professional Background Screening Association was established to represent the interest of companies offering employment and tenant background screening services. PBSA currently represents nearly 900 member companies engaged in employment and tenant background screening around the world. 


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