NetPEO Founder and President Layne Davlin Elected to NAPEO’s Board of Directors

Layne Davlin, founder and president of NetPEO, was chosen to serve on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO). Davlin was one of five new members elected to a year-long term of the association’s Board at its September 2019 Annual Conference and Marketplace.

NAPEO is a Leader in the PEO Industry

Since its formation in 1984, NAPEO has become one of the most recognizable names in the PEO industry. With approximately 300 member PEOs and 200 service providers, the organizations working with NAPEO represent nearly 90% of the multibillion-dollar gross revenue PEO industry. Member companies look to NAPEO for best practices, as well as adhering to its Code of Ethics.

As NAPEO has member organizations in all 50 states, it has been active in advocating for policy positions at both the state and federal level. Beyond the its guidance to member organizations, NAPEO is well-known for its advocacy and proactive involvement in responding to legislation that could affect the PEO industry. NAPEO has been described as aggressive in its pursuit of creating a regulatory climate that helps the continued growth for its member organizations.

NAPEO chooses its Board of Director members for single year terms at its Annual Conference and Marketplace. The new Board members are chosen by the attending representatives from NAPEO’s 300 member organizations. At the 2019 Conference, held on September 16 in Austin, Texas, five members were elected to serve for the first time, including NetPEO’s own Layne Davlin.

“Layne will be a great addition to our Board as we work to continue growing the PEO industry,” NAPEO President and CEO Pat Cleary said of Davlin’s election.

NetPEO Founder and President Layne Davlin

Davlin has been working within PEO industry for nearly 30 years. Among his many accomplishments in the PEO industry, joining the Board of Directors for NAPEO is a distinct privilege. Davlin said of the election: “I’m honored and excited to be elected to the 2019-2020 NAPEO Board of Directors and am very excited to be a part of this highly respected group of people in our Industry.”

Davlin founded NetPEO nearly 20 years ago in Duluth, Georgia. However, much like NAPEO, NetPEO works across the country. It helps small to mid-sized businesses, usually those companies whose employee count ranges between five and 500, find a PEO or other HR service provider. As a PEO and HR service brokerage, NetPEO helps clients find the services they need for payroll management, employee recruitment, risk and liability management, benefit administration, and more.

Davlin has also been a key part of NAPEO’s legislative advocacy efforts at the state level. For several years, Davlin has held the chair for NAPEO’s Georgia Leadership Council. NAPEO President Cleary noted that Davlin “has been instrumental in helping us address issues affecting PEOs in Georgia.”