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Vic Tanon Elected to NAPEO's Board of Directors

| 10/8/2019

October 8, 2019, Alexandria, VA — The National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO) announced today that NAPEO member companies have elected Vic Tanon, President and CEO of Irvine, California-based Emplicity to the association’s Board of Directors. 

“Our industry has an identity problem,” Tanon suggests. Market research conducted by NAPEO shows that although more employers are familiar with the term PEO, an alarmingly high percentage of business owners and executives cannot articulate what a PEO can do for their company. Through his participation on the Board, Tanon sees the opportunity for PEOs to align and define themselves in a singular message that is relevant and commands an indelible mark within the business community. To that end, Tanon suggests, “until every business owner knows the great value that a PEO can bring to their people, their business and their bottom line, we as an industry cannot rest.”

Tanon is among five new PEO industry leaders to serve as directors on the association’s Board for the 2019-2020 term. NAPEO membership elected the new slate of candidates on September 16, 2019, during NAPEO’s Annual Conference and Marketplace in Austin, Texas.

Since 1995, Emplicity has served businesses as a PEO is offering a range of services to its clients including: human resource services, payroll, employee benefits and risk and compliance assistance. Tanon has been active in NAPEO’s California Leadership Council and is a member of NAPEO’s Marketing & Communications Committee. 

“Vic will be a great addition to our Board,” said NAPEO President and CEO Pat Cleary. “His many years of operating a PEO in such a complex regulatory environment like California will bring a perspective to the Board that will benefit all members.” 

About NAPEO:

The National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO) is the Voice of the PEO Industry, with a membership of 300 PEOs of all sizes and 250 industry service partners. PEOs provide payroll, benefits, regulatory compliance assistance, and other HR services to small and mid-sized companies. Through PEOs, the employees of small businesses gain access to employee benefits such as 401(k) plans; health, dental, life, and other insurance; dependent care; and other benefits typically provided by large companies. PEOs provide services to between 156,000 to 180,000 businesses employing between 2.7 and 3.4 million people and generate between $136 and $156 billion in gross revenues annually. For more information about the PEO industry and NAPEO, please visit


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