Publication Date: October 23, 2014

Kevin Klimas, president and founder of Phoenix-based employment screening firm Clarifacts, was recently elected to the board of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) for a two-year term.

“NAPBS’ mission is to promote ethical business practices, compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), equal employment opportunity, and state and international consumer protection laws relating to the background screening profession,” said Kevin Klimas, president and founder of Clarifacts. “It’s a mission I believe in, and I am proud and honored to contribute as a member of the board of directors.”

Klimas is a founding member of NAPBS, and since the association’s inception in 2003 has served in a variety of roles, most recently as the chair of the Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC). Klimas’ prior experience on the BSCC included a term as the council vice-chair, as well as chairman of the first standards sub-committee.

Prior to the official formation of the BSCC, Klimas led the standards team of the accreditation task force, whose directive was to solidify the Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA) accreditation standard clauses and create the auditing criteria. He was also a member of the first best practices committee.

“I am pleased to welcome Kevin Klimas to the 2014-15 NAPBS Board of Directors,” said Melissa L. Sorenson, Esq, NAPBS executive director. “With his leadership on the Background Screening Credentialing Council and longstanding volunteer commitment to the association, Kevin brings with him a wealth of industry expertise, association history and leadership experience. The association is fortunate to have Kevin’s continued dedication and leadership serving the membership.”

The NAPBS board is comprised of 13 members – the chairperson, immediate past chair, chair elect, treasurer, secretary, six regular member directors and two associate directors. The board’s role is to set the direction of the organization, administer implementation of the strategy and oversee the committees and international chapters.

About NAPBS®
Founded in 2003 as a not-for-profit trade association, the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) represents the interests of more than 700 member companies around the world that offer tenant, employment and background screening. NAPBS provides relevant programs and training aimed at empowering members to better serve clients and maintain standards of excellence in the background screening industry, and presents a unified voice in the development of national, state and local regulations. For more information, visit

About Clarifacts Inc.
Clarifacts Inc., is an employment background screening company headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., which provides employee background checks, drug testing and electronic Form I-9 & E-Verify compliance services to clients nationwide. Clarifacts combines a company-wide dedication to proactive and responsive client service and a commitment to screening best practices. Clarifacts operates in strict compliance with all applicable federal and state laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Please visit for more information, or stay connected with company news via LinkedInFacebook and Twitter.

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About the Author

Kevin Kilmas

Kevin Klimas

Kevin Klimas is the president and founder of Clarifacts, an employment background screening company serving conscientious clients for nearly 20 years. As a founding member and former board member of the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA), Kevin is outspoken about screening the right way. In fact, he speaks on this topic at HR conferences and in various media outlets, sharing his enthusiasm for helping others understand all things background checks. Kevin is a member of SHRM and holds a Fair Credit Report Act Advanced Certification from PBSA. He has a Bachelor of Science in criminology and criminal justice from Arizona State University (Forks Up!) and has nearly completed his quest to visit every Major League ballpark