Building Better Background Screening Programs

Mary Poquette is owner and principal consultant of Poquette Screening Solutions,, LLC. Mary's career in employment screening spans 25 years. She joined Verifications, Inc., an industry pioneer and global provider of employment screening services, in 1995. She was responsible for legal and regulatory compliance throughout her 20-year tenure, holding the title of Chief Compliance Officer for 10 years and most recently Chief Compliance and Security Officer.  


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Mary is a recognized expert in background screening and compliance and has been a frequent speaker at industry events and for human resources, security, and compliance associations. She holds Advanced Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) Certification from PBSA and is certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals as a Certified Information Privacy Professional. She is a member of SHRM and the International Association of Privacy Professionals. On behalf of Verifications, Inc., Mary was a licensed private investigator in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Nevada, Utah, and Vermont. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Northern Michigan University with graduate studies at Oakland University and the University of Michigan. 

We build better screening programs; we do not sell or provide background checks. 

‚ÄčAs a subject matter expert, she regularly worked with clients to design and maintain practical, compliant, and defensible employment screening programs. Representing Verifications, Inc., Mary was a founding member of the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA), (formerly the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). She served on its original Board of Directors from 2003-2006 and as Association Co-Chair in 2005. She remains an active PBSA member and currently is a member of the Background Screening Credentialing Council.