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Leadership Council Chairs

Leadership Council Chairs

NAPEO's Leadership Council Chairs

NAPEO's 20 Leadership Councils (LCs) provide local forums for members to network and participate in state government affairs initiatives. The Leadership Councils routinely meet via conference call and in person to provide valuable input on local policy, coordinate grassroots efforts, discuss government affairs and legislative activities, and act as the voice of the NAPEO membership in a particular state or region.

NAPEO's LCs are led by a team of Leadership Council Chairs who represent the local members' interests on the Government Affairs Committee. The LC Chairs are also invited to participate in NAPEO's Board Meetings to serve as liaisons between the local membership and the national leadership team.

Leadership Council Chairs for 2021-2022


 Arizona/New Mexico   

Joseph Beers
Integrity Outsource, LLC
Phoenix, AZ


Craig Ahlswede
Allevity HR & Payroll
Chico, CA


 (NC, SC)

Karen Taylor
Complete Employee Services, LLC
Columbia, SC


Roger Hays, Jr., SPHR
Premier Employer Services, Inc.
Englewood, CO


Kerim Fidel
SVP & General Counsel
Oasis, A Paychex Company
West Palm Beach, FL


Layne Davlin
Einstein HR
Duluth, GA


 (KS, ND, NE, MO,
 MT, SD, WY)

N. Lee Allphin
President and CEO
Employer Advantage
Joplin, MO


Greg Packer
Farmington Hills, MI


 (DC, DE, MD, KY,
 PA, VA, WV)

A.G. Nichols
Continuum HR
Hardy, VA


 (AL, AR, LA,
 MS, TN)

David Lawrence
Delta Administrative Services
Metairie, LA


 (IA, IL, IN,
 MN, WI)

Robert Cerone
Chief Executive Officer
Cognos HR
Oakbrook Terrace, IL


Celeste Johnson
The Applied Companies
Reno, NV

 New England

 (CT, MA, ME,
 NH, RI, VT)

Robert Burbidge
Chief Executive Officer
Genesis HR Solutions, Inc.
Burlington, MA

 New Jersey

James W. Bell III
Executive Vice President
Abel HR, Inc.
Cranbury, NJ

 New York

Steve Politis*** 
Alcott HR Group LLC
Farmingdale, NY


Tricia Russo
Director, Government Affairs
Princeton, NJ


Anissa Wilson
HR Area Manager
Oasis, A Paychex Company
Dallas, TX


Anne Donovan
Tualatin, OR


Chris Dollins
Employer Flexible
Houston, TX


Richard Bartholomew
Chief Executive Officer
Lindon, UT

 ***designates the Leadership Council Committee Chair