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Oct. 3, 2012, Scottsdale, Arizona — The National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO) today announced that NAPEO member Harlan Schafir is the 2012 recipient of the Michaeline A. Doyle Award for his important contributions to the PEOindustry.

Schafir is a partner and chief visionary officer of Human Capital Concepts in Indianapolis, IN and a member of NAPEO’s Board of Directors. He also chairs the association’s Health Care Task Force, which has been working to sift through the implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and to develop NAPEO’s approach to help its members navigate the new health care landscape.

“Harlan’s commitment to the PEO industry is absolutely unwavering, and he has always been one of our best ambassadors,” said NAPEO CEO Pat Cleary. “Over the past year and a half alone, his leadership and dedication have helped steer us through some very complex and challenging issues.”

Schafir has been a NAPEO member since 1997, holding numerous committee and leadership positions throughout his tenure. He has more than 20 years of experience in the PEO industry and is the founder of one of the first PEOs in the state of Indiana. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida.

The NAPEO award was named in honor of Michaeline A. Doyle, who was devoted to providing education and professional development for the PEO industry. PEOs provide payroll, benefits and human resources services to small and mid-sized businesses. Approximately 250,000 small and midsize businesses use a PEO, and some 2.5 million people are covered by a PEO arrangement.

Formed in 1984, the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO) is the national trade association for the PEO industry and the voice of the PEO industry. PEOs provide payroll, benefits and other HR services to mostly small and medium-sized businesses. NAPEO has approximately 500 members operating in all 50 states. NAPEO’s PEO members range in size from start-up PEOs to large publicly held companies. For more information about NAPEO, please visit You can also follow us on Twitter @NAPEO. For more information on Human Capital Concepts, please visit


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