Kathleen Lapekas – PHR, SHRM-CP


Press Release

January 25, 2021

Reference Services, Inc (RSI) is expanding its client service commitments by adding Kathleen Lapekas – PHR, SHRM-CP to our growing list of background screening professionals ready to assist our clients on a daily basis. As a professional background screening company, RSI is dedicated to providing quality reports to our clients with superior customer service and now we are prepared to take the next step to provide another level of HR consulting and continuing education.

Kathleen is a Human Resources Consultant with over 25 years of HR Management.  For the past 10 years, Kathleen has served businesses throughout the Evansville and southern Indiana region becoming a valuable HR professional to many businesses.

After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Western Michigan University with Honors, she spent the last 25 years working in Human Resources for Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies throughout the United States.

Then, in 2010, Kathleen began her own HR Consulting business to serve as an HR Resource for small and mid-sized businesses.  Her expertise covers every aspect of HR including organizational development, employee relations, training, recruiting and legal compliance.

Brad Odil, President of RSI, says “Kathleen is a wonderful person and very well thought of by everyone she has worked with. We are extremely happy to have Kathleen working with our team and clients. Like Kathleen, we work with small and mid-size companies across the country and many don’t have full-time human resource staffing with Kathleen’s expertise. Our intent is to provide our clients with some resources they would typically spend hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars to receive. We see this as a huge benefit of being an RSI client.”

Kathleen currently serves as a Continuing Education instructor at Western Kentucky University, at Henderson Community College and at University of Southern Indiana, teaching courses in leadership and in Human Resources.

Kathleen will continue her role as an HR Consultant with her added responsibilities for RSI.

She serves as on the Board of Directors of Autism Evansville (since 2011).  Kathleen resides in Evansville, Indiana with her husband, Rob and their son, Jacob.

Kathleen M. Lapekas – PHR, SHRM-CP
812.457.1068 direct
812.474.9000 RSI office


Reference Services, Inc is headquartered in Evansville, IN and has remained one of the premier employment background screening companies in the country. Clients representing almost every industry imaginable rely on RSI to provide fast, accurate and legally compliant background checks on their applicants so they can hire a more productive, safer, and reliable workforce.

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