Validity Screening Solutions Continues Expansion; Adds Barbara Simmer as Director of Business Development

Carey Parks
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Validity Screening Solutions Continues Expansion;
Adds Barbara Simmer as Director of Business Development

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (January 27, 2014) — Validity Screening Solutions, the premier provider of employment screening and drug testing services, is pleased to welcome Barbara Simmer as Director of Business Development. Simmer joins Validity with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources and more than 12 years hands on HR experience. In this newly created role at Validity, Simmer will use her proven success in growth management to guide the company’s invigorated focus on providing an integrated screening solution to its clients.

Simmer was selected because she is an award-winning leader with a proven track record of achievement in business development and operations. Her extensive experience and credentials in the human resources field, along with her knowledge of compliance and regulatory issues will accelerate Validity’s ability to reach new clients, markets and strategic alliances.

“The addition of Barbara Simmer allows Validity to grow while serving current clients with continually updated services and the high quality support they have come to expect. We are excited to have Barbara on board,” said Darren Dupriest, Validity’s president/CEO. “As a result of this growth, we have also hired additional client success executives to better serve our clients.”

Validity’s recent growth spurt began last summer when the company — which celebrates its 10 year anniversary in 2014 — moved into new corporate offices to accommodate current and future growth.

About Validity Screening Solutions
Validity Screening Solutions, located in Overland Park, Kansas, provides accurate employment screening and drug testing to companies who want to hire confidently. Founded in 1992, Validity offers employers nationwide a convenient, streamlined and cost-effective approach to hiring by using the latest technology and providing every client a designated account representative that understands their business, its regulations and requirements. Validity is a founding member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and has received a number of prestigious accolades including the 2012 Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Top 10 Small Businesses of the Year nominee, Inc.’s 500|5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America (2009, 2010), KC Small Business Magazine’s 25 Under 25(R) Award (2010), Ingram’s Best Places to Work For (2010), Ingram’s Corporate Report 100 Fastest Growing Companies in Kansas City (2010), and the Kansas City Business Journal’s Best Places to Work (2010, 2011, 2012). For more information about Validity Screening Solutions, visit or call 866.915.0792.