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Thursday January 10, 2013

RALEIGH, NC—(Marketwire - Jan 10, 2013) - PEO Network has been purchased by Rodney Diekema, the founder and owner of

“We’re pleased and honored to continue the legacy of Carrie Aaron, she’s an icon in our industry,” said Rodney Diekema, new President of PEO Network. “Sadly, Carrie suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2012 and could no longer work full-time. I was honored that she chose me to carry the torch.”

“After serving thirty years in the PEO industry, it was time to focus on my health,” said Aaron. “Don’t count me out though, as my brain heals, I will continue to pursue consulting and research projects that serve the PEO industry and will stay onboard at PEO Network as a consultant. I have the utmost confidence in Rodney Diekema to carry on the tradition of excellence and integrity that PEO Network is known for.”

“There are few people that have a greater understanding of the PEO industry or have helped more people succeed in this challenging business than Carrie Aaron and Rodney Diekema. Both have dedicated their careers to the PEO industry,” commented Pat Cleary, President and CEO of the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO).

Diekema, who started in the PEO industry in 1992, worked for two of the largest National PEO’s in an Executive capacity and started his own PEO in 2007 and sold his interest in the PEO to focus on the opportunities that PEO Network offers. Diekema says it’s his passion to help grow the PEO Industry through education, training and consulting.

Aaron has over 30 years of PEO industry experience and founded PEO Network in 1995. PEO Network will continue operations and provide training programs, articles, seminars and research projects to the PEO industry as the company develops new programs under the direction of Diekema.

PEO Network will continue many of the programs launched by Aaron, including the publication of inSYNC a monthly news CD which helps keep PEO owners on the cutting edge of trends and news in PEO, currently on Volume 109. In February 2013 PEO Network will hold inSYNC Summit VII a gathering of annual subscribers, in Boca Raton Florida. The inSYNC Summits are an interactive “Think-Tank” of PEO owners, CEO’s or Senior Management and have proven to be a favorite of PEO owners.

PEO Network plans to market the PEO concept to CPAs and Insurance Agency owners thru and a revitalized PEO Start-Up seminar. This seminar will educate owners of insurance agencies and CPA firms on the synergies of adding a Human Resources Outsourcing (HRO) division to their companies. “CPAs and Independent Insurance Agencies have the highest rate of long term success in launching a PEO because the barriers to entry are currently very high and they bring the right tools to the business,” Diekema said.

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