Sterling’s Angela Preston Announced as Chair of NAPBS Board of Directors for 2018-2019

October 11th, 2018
Angela Preston

NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2018 – Angela Preston—Senior Vice President and Counsel, Corporate Ethics and Compliance at Sterling—the global leader in employment background screening solutions—has been named the new Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®).

Her one-year term in the organization’s top leadership role commenced at the 2018 NAPBS Annual Conference, held October 7-9 in Baltimore, Maryland.

With a mission of advancing excellence in the screening profession, NAPBS—which represents over 880 member companies across the U.S and abroad—is the leading global resource for professionals in the screening industry.

“It is an honor and a privilege to have this opportunity to serve NAPBS, its members and consumers,” said Preston. “I look forward to building on NAPBS’ rich legacy and helping to create new ways of advancing excellence in the screening profession, particularly at this pivotal—as well as exciting—moment in our industry, as we prioritize safety, ethics and innovation on behalf of consumers across the country and the broader global screening landscape.”

“We are tremendously proud of Angela, and congratulate her on taking on this role at NAPBS, which is an organization we firmly believe in and support,” said Sterling co-CEO Josh Peirez. “Angela is an exceptional leader, with a wealth of knowledge, experience and vision. We are excited to see what she’ll accomplish in the year ahead.”

A seasoned professional in the background screening industry—with extensive expertise in consumer protection law including the Fair Credit Reporting Act, privacy law, EEO law and regulatory compliance—Preston is a tenured member of the NAPBS Board of Directors, having previously served as Chair-Elect, Director and Secretary/Treasurer. Preston earned her law degree from Capital University Law School and bachelors from Ohio Dominican University. Throughout her career, she has specialized in government affairs, compliance best practices and policy initiatives.

Founded as a non-profit trade association in 2003, NAPBS is based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Members range from Fortune 100 companies to small local businesses, conducting millions of employment related and tenant background checks each year as part of the hiring and leasing process.

About Sterling

Sterling, the world’s leading background screening provider, helps make the world a safer place, not only for our 25,000 clients globally, but for every person who is impacted by their hiring decisions. With 20 offices in nine countries and growing, Sterling conducts over 75 million searches annually with a team of over 4,400 employees. Sterling is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). Visit In 2015 the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs and affiliated investors acquired a majority interest in the company.


The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) is the leading national resource for issues related to the background screening profession. NAPBS promotes and advocates for ethical business practices and fosters awareness of privacy rights and consumer protection issues. NAPBS is the foremost leader in the movement toward establishing generally accepted and reliable standards for background screening professionals and organizations. For more information on background screening, visit our website at

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