December 2016 Print

    A Message to Readers

    As this issue goes digital, we will be on the cusp of a new year. It’s during this time that many people are thoughtful about their professional (and personal) development. In my opinion, there are four key components to professional development: practical experience, education, mentorship and networking.

    With this in mind, I recommend that you take advantage of three opportunities that are on the horizon for 2017: attending the Chapter’s networking event on January 19th, participating in ARMA International’s Mentorship Program (see page 15 in the issue for details) and attending the Chapter’s Annual Spring Conference on March 7th. The conference covers a broad range of topics and features notable speakers, such as Bill Saffady.

    Speaking of professional development, as you may know, the issues for this Chapter year will feature IG Practitioner Lauren Barnes speaking about standing up an IG Program at her company. In this issue, she addresses the planning process touching upon funding, the use of consultants, business area compliance and sustainability.

    She also talks about laying the proper foundation for an IG program, which includes fortifying the records management function. One way is to establish a governing body, such as a Records Management Steering Committee. In this issue, author Earl Johnson, Jr. CRM, provides valuable insight in standing up such a Committee.

    In closing, I want to congratulate Team bike kARMA, comprised of Chapter members and friends, who rode 30 miles around NYC on Sunday, October 23rd and raised a total of $7,824 to help stamp out Multiple Sclerosis. Congrats to Gene Stakhov and his team of 13.

    I hope you enjoy this issue.

    Jen Best

    Editor-in-Chief, exchange




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    Welcome New Members

    The Board of Directors would like to take a moment to welcome new members to the Chapter:  Jeannette Castro, FileBank Inc.; Rovindra Budhu, Baker & McKenzie; Jennie Catherine Dubin-Rhodin; Steven Aellis, NYSE; and Sean Fredricks, LegalShred. 

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    Calendar of Events





    Thurs., Jan 19th

    Networking Event


    Frames Bowling NYC, 550 9th Avenue at 40th Street, NYC

    Mon, Jan 30th

    Professional Benchmarking, Photos and Lunch!

    David Smythe, Lauren Barnes, Glenn Fischer

    Kelley, Drye and Warren, 101 Park Avenue

    Wed, Feb, 15th

    Transforming How You Manage and Secure Information



    Tues, Mar 7th

    Annual Spring Conference RIM and IG for Today and Tomorrow

    Speakers include Bill Saffady, Ron Hedges and Sofia Empel 

    NY Executive Conference  Center, 1601 Broadway at West 48th Street, NYC

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