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News, the chapter newsletter for the ARMA Northern New Jersey Chapter, is a visual connection to what our chapter is all about. It is an informative, passionate, colorful medium that reads like a magazine.



You will see from page one, that ARMA NNJ meetings spotlight lively, energetic speakers. Chapter meeting photographs are placed throughout our newsletter in addition to first hand reporting of events. Our board members are regularly seen interacting with new chapter members and walk-ins, making them feel right at home.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, welcome to our newsletter, The ARMA Northern New Jersey Chapter ARMAzing News!

 

 

 

 

 

June 2015 Print

President's Report

After what was a very long and very cold winter it’s hard to believe that summer is upon us.  But it is and with that the chapter year will is coming to a close.   But what a year it’s been!  Under the leadership of our VP Professional Development, Michael Landau, the programming committee held seven chapter events with topics that ranged from e-discovery, data privacy and protection, NJ public records laws and finally tips on how to market yourself as a RIM professional.  With great locations, food and networking opportunities it was a banner programming year.  Check out Michael Landau’s article below for a peek at what’s ahead in the coming year.

But this hardworking Board did not stop there – believing that there can never be enough networking and educational opportunities we collaborated with the NYC Metro Chapter to hold a Welcome Party at the Odyssey Restaurant in San Diego during the ARMA International Conference in October.  What a great night as members from both Chapters got to mix and mingle.  In January our Annual Networking Event was a huge success.  Held at St. Elizabeth’s College in Florham Park, NJ it included dinner, drinks and a special screening of Joe Looby’s documentary: The Decade of Discovery with a Q&A featuring four of the film’s stars. Special thanks go to Past President - Ilana Lutman and Director - Elizabeth Steinberg not only for this incredible event, but also our June End of Year celebrating and for stepping in to help when needed. 

March brought us together once again with the NYC Metro Chapter as well as Connecticut, Long Island and Central Jersey as we worked together on the Annual NYC All Day Educational Workshop.  Also in March, our annual CRM Prep Workshop was held at the offices of Drinker Biddle Reath LLP.  A very big Chapter thank you goes out to our CRM liaison Lucy Rieger and her team of volunteer CRMs for once again delivering an amazing program. The ARMA NNJ chapter is sponsoring a CRM Study Worksite online while Lucy and her team host study calls during CRM exam cycles.  Look for more from Lucy on CRM plans for next year.  A big thanks also to Lucy for her help with programming and events throughout the year.  I’d also like to take an opportunity to thank the folks at Drinker Biddle Reath LLP for their unending support of the Chapter – you guys are great!  Your generosity and support is invaluable to the Chapter.

In April, Michael Landau and Seth Beim pitched in to lead our first collaborative effort with ARMA International to host a local Roadshow.  The program titled The Essentials of the Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles was well attended (as was the cocktail hour that followed) and we hope to be considered for future roadshows. 

And finally, what I believe was our most innovative programming this year, the brainchild of Seth Beim – Executive Vice President, our Lunch and Learn webinar series on LinkedIn.  Held in two parts, chapter member, Ann Gorr, moderated a workshop for professionals on how to utilize LinkedIn to enhance their professional image and development.  Ann, supported by BJ Johnson, Seth Beim, Michael Landau and others did a tremendous job on these events.  The webinars were provided on a complimentary basis and open to everyone – not just ARMA members – giving us the opportunity to expose ARMA NNJ to a new audience.  The Lunch and Learn series will be back next year so be sure to look for more information in the coming months.

On the Membership side, my thanks to Ian Moran, VP Membership and his Membership Committee: Shaun Lyons, Steve Monaghan and Michelle Close.  What an ARMAzing team!  There are always transitions in membership – people change roles and move on – but this team has done a great job and ensured that we stay in touch with our members.  Their efforts to engage with others and encourage new joiners is being well received and I can’t wait to see what the team has in mind for next year as Shaun steps into the role of VP Membership.  KUDOS!

My thanks, not only as Chapter president, but as a Chapter member also go to:

  • Seth Beim – Executive Vice President for being the most amazing wingman ever.  Stepping in whenever and wherever needed  . . . from helping managing our website  . . . to running the Chapter when I couldn’t be available . . . to doing everything from in his power to ensure the success of the Chapter-  THANK YOU
  • Ilana Lutman – Immediate Past President for everything I learned from you during your term . . . to continuing to provide support and leadership during the transition year  . . . to the ARMAzing events organized by the Special Events committee – THANK YOU
  • BJ Johnson and Mary Hamm – our ARMAzing Sponsor Relation Team  . . . WOW!  Talk about two people who know how to think outside the box . . . innovation and creativity are their middle names – THANK YOU
  • Carl Schriefer – Treasurer – for keeping us on track and ensuring that our chapter finances are in good shape – THANK YOU
  • Ann Marie Philips - Secretary has done a wonderful job of ensuring our Board meeting notes are duly recorded and perhaps just as importantly – making sure the Board meetings stay on schedule!  THANK YOU
  • Amir Gilani - Technology Liaison for his hard work on our website, emails and announcements; ensuring that the communication just keeps flowing - THANK YOU
  • Tony Abbate - Chapter Historian for never letting us forget why we exist and what our mission is; for documenting where we were and what we’re doing; and for providing advice and guidance to the Board – THANK YOU
  • Emily Gross – Director and Newsletter Editor as ARMAzing News continues to be an award winning newsletter.  We’re going to miss Emily who is moving on from the Editor’s position this year. But have no fear; she’s not leaving us entirely . . . just moving into her new role as Chair of the Special Events Committee. I can’t wait to see what she’s got up her sleeve.  It’s been an ARMAzing year – THANK YOU

 

And finally, thank you to all of you, for you continued support and participation. 

While I am seriously going to miss this outgoing Board, I am incredibly excited about the coming year.  The ARMA NNJ Elections closed on Monday, June 15th and I’m very proud to welcome Shaun Lyons, Tammy Warner and Ann Gorr to the Board.  Look below for more information on Shaun, Tammy, Ann and all the other results of the election.

Over the summer, the Board will be transitioning, planning for next year, and continuing to build out our communication platforms and programming agenda – stay tuned! Meanwhile, mark your calendar to join us on September 16th for a roundtable Information Governance discussion which is being hosted jointly by ARMA NNJ and IAPP NJ KnowledgeNet.

Be safe, enjoy the summer and we'll see you in September!

With fondest regards,

Jacki Cheslow

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Election Results

HEAR YE, HEAR YE: The results of the NNJ Elections are final. 

There was just over 30% participation rate which is on par with last year. Let it be known that the following candidates were elected to the NNJ Board for the Year 2015-16:

Ann Gorr – EVP

A Legal Technology Consultant, Subject Matter Expert and Technology Evangelist providing specialized professional advisory services for law firms and corporate legal departments. She is recognized for her  collaborative ability to develop and execute innovative Legal IT strategies for her clients designed to meet their Information Governance/Enterprise Content Management and Compliance requirements. With over 25 years of experience in the legal technology arena, she is often requested to serve as a panelist/presenter on trending topics for professional associations including ARMA, ALA, ILTACON & NJSBA;  conduct CLE programs; and contribute to trade journals focusing on Enterprise Content Management/ Information Governance.  Ann joined the ARMA-NNJ team last year and has been instrumental in developing and delivering several technology and professional development training programs for our chapter membership.

Lucy Rieger – EVP

An information professional for over 30 years. She is a principal of Records Update, a women-owned WBE certified company, which provides records management consulting and support services to corporations, law firms, accounting firms, universities, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations. Lucy served as the President of the New Jersey Law Librarians Association and she was a speaker at a national conference for the American Association of Law Librarians. She has also written articles for professional journals and newspapers such as Spectrum and the New Jersey Law Journal. Lucy served as Vice President of Membership for the ARMA NNJ board last year.

Shaun Lyons – EVP

Has served on the ARMA NNJ membership committee for the last year. He has spent the last 5 years at Iron Mountain in various Operational leadership roles, and more recently, in Business Development assisting customers in improving their information management practices through customer insight, process, and technology.

Seth Beim – Director

A Corporate Records and Information Management department at MetLife. He and his team are responsible for the global records management program. He handles program development, policy analysis and implementation and works with business areas to ensure records are being appropriately handled. He has over 10 years of experience working with records and information governance at Oce Business Services for Chubb, Alcatel Lucent, Iron Mountain and Honeywell. Seth has been a part of the NNJ chapter board since 2010 serving our members as Executuve VP, Director, Treasurer and Web Administrator. He earned his BA in Mass Communications from York College of Pennsylvania. He enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife and 3-year-old son.

Tammy Warne – Director

Senior Information Scientist with GlaxoSmithKline, Consumer Healthcare R&D.   She started with GSK in the library and moved into the role of records manager 24 years ago.  She works closely with all areas of R&D and is the Consumer Healthcare Sector Records Champion for which she communicates retention updates, organizes clear out days and works closely with designated departmental Records Champions.  As well as day to day Records Management activities, she is responsible for collecting, organizing and cataloging the transfer and receipt of records for acquisitions, mergers and litigation.  Tammy holds a BA from Stockton University in Historical Studies.  Her thesis, “Thomas Warne and the Proprietary Colony of East Jersey” was published by The Warren County Cultural & Heritage Commission.

Dylan Johnson – Director

Account Representative at IntelliShred, a full service document management and document shredding company in central New Jersey.  Dylan holds a BA from the University of Colorado. His day-to-day responsibilities include new business development where he works closely with clients to develop comprehensive document destruction programs tailored to their specific needs. With a laidback approach and tactful communication, Dylan provides fresh, cost effective solutions to his client’s challenges. 

We welcome four new people to the Board. They will get firsthand experience of volunteering in a dedicated and colorful team that GETS THINGS DONE! This is the first year we have co-EVPs. We are looking forward to some amazing harmony from this wonderful duo.

And YOU, the members spoke! Congratulations to Ann Gorr on being awarded Member of the Year. She was voted in for her valuable contributions to the chapter’s professional development and training.

Congratulations to Seth Beth on being awarded Leader of the Year. Seth is a wizard who gets things done. He received the award in recognition of his involvement in chapter management of educational, marketing and financial activities. If you need something done Seth is your person.

New this year are Outstanding Volunteer Awards given to: Michelle Close, Shaun Lyons, Dylan Johnson, and Stephen Monaghan.

Cheers to a great year that was and to a great year that will be next year.

Ilana Lutman

Immediate Past President

Nominations Committee

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ARMAzing People

Normally this is the section of our newsletter where we recognize an individual for their contributions to the Chapter but this month we'd like to do something a little different.  This month our ARMAzing People are YOU  . . . our Chapter members, vendors, sponsors, and event participants  . . . who have helped to make this such an incredible year.  Your support and participation has helped the Chapter successfully continue to promote the Records & Information profession and as we're moving into the future the Information Governance industry.

So from the Board of ARMA NNJ we want to say THANK YOU to all of you!

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Programming Calendar Preview

The ARMA NNJ Board is already hard at work planning next year's calendar  . . .here's just a sneak peek into what's ahead in the coming year:

SESSION OF THE MONTH - One of the benefits of membership in the chapter is access to affordable RIM and Information Governance education.  Our goal is provide you with the resources you want to assist in your professional success!  One of those manner benefits is the partnership ARMA International has developed with RIM On-Demand to offer online education that is recorded from the MER conference to individuals - FREE - to you as a member!  These free sessions are available only to Chapter members and only for a limited time.  Continue to check out the www.armannj.org website to see what's available throughout the year. 

INFORMATION GOVERNANCE PANEL - if you attended our IG Panel in November 2014 you'll know the night was a huge success.  You asked for more and we heard you!  The program will be back in the coming year! 

NEW PROGRAMMING PARTNERS - always looking for new and innovative partnership the Chapter is teaming up next year with the NJ IAPP KnowledgeNet for a program on September 16 in Bridgewater, NJ.  Save the date on your calendar and look for much more information on this in the coming weeks.

VIRTUAL SEMINARS - did you love the LinkedIn Professional development Lunch 'n Learn series?  We know we did and we're bringing it back next year.  Look for information on our upcoming sessions on "The Challenge of Managing Social Media Records" and "Twitter: Marketing Yourself on Social Media."

TENTATIVE MEETING DATES - all dates and times will be subject to the availability of speakers and venues but we wanted to share out tentative meeting dates with you now so that you can mark them on your calendar:

Wednesday, September 16 - Joint ARMA NNJ/IAPP Panel Discussion - Bridgewater, NJ

Sunday, October 3 through Wednesday, October 6 - ARMA International Conference - Washington, DC

Wednesday, October 21 - Chapter Meeting & Educational Programming

Wednesday, November 18 - Chapter Meeting & Educational Programming

Wednesday, January 20 - Networking & Edutainment Event

Wednesday, February 17 - Chapter Meeting & Educational Programming

March - NYC All Day Educational Workshop - date to be announced

Wednesday, April 20 - Chapter Meeting & Educational Programming

Wednesday, May 18 - Chapter Meeting & Educational Programming

Wednesday, June 15 - End of Year Networking Event / Member & Vendor Recognition Night

GOT AN IDEA - other topics under discussion include Going Digital, Building a Record Retention Schedule, Cloud Computing & RIM, IG: Hot Topic Rapid Fire Sessions  . . . the Board if reconvening at the end of July to finalize the programming calendar for the coming year so if you have suggested topics or venues you'd like to see just let us know.  Send your ideas and suggestions to us at: president@armannj.org.

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Marketing Yourself as a RIM Professional

MARKETING YOURSELF AS A RIM PROFESSIONAL
By Ann Gorr

Despite Mother Nature’s attempt to extend the wicked winter weather into April, our ARMA-NNJ dinner & educational meeting/professional development event was attended by 23 members and non members who braved the sleet, rain and horrible traffic that evening to join us at the Avis Budget Group Corporate Offices in Parsippany on April 22nd. There was plenty of delicious food combined with wonderful networking opportunities as we gathered to attend a presentation entitled “Marketing Yourself As A RIM Professional” developed by Dana Fink, Director of Executive Search with The Glenmont Group and Ann Gorr, an independent Legal Technology Consultant. As an added attraction, ARMA NNJ arranged to have Jason Langley, a professional photographer, join us for the evening so that the attendees could have a formal business photo to add to their resume and LinkedIn account. Everyone in attendance took advantage of this wonderful and very topic-timely opportunity!

Dana Fink kicked off the meeting by identifying the “Do’s & Don’ts” of the Interview process. In this fast paced world, you no longer are invited to come into the office for an in-person interview. There are usually several screening processes that take place prior to the in-person interview. To stand out in the crowd, your resume along with your LinkedIn Profile has to capture the attention of the recruiter so that you can earn a spot in the recruiter’s day for a phone interview. Once that hurdle has been jumped, Dana shared with us some critical action items that you need to put into place to ensure that the phone screening interview proves to be a success. The objective of the “Phone Screen” interview is to score enough points with the screener so that you can be invited to participate in an “in-person” interview.
Dana pointed out some helpful “Phone Screen Actions” that you can incorporate into the interview process to aid you in achieving success including:

PHONE SCREEN ACTIONS

  • Printing out your resume and the interviewing organization’s job description. Find time in advance of the interview to identify where there are matching points of intersection between the two.
  • Have access to the Internet just in case you should need to do some “on the fly” research while you’re on the phone interview.
  • Try to use a Land Line instead of a cell phone for the phone interview. We have all experienced situations in our daily cell phone conversations where the connection is spotty – at best. You don’t want to have that happen during the coveted phone interview.
  • Control your environment! Find a nice and quiet location where you won’t be interrupted by others or by outside noise factors such as Fire Engines/Alarms or construction taking place.
  • Answer the interviewer’s phone call using your full name. This clearly sets the tone for the meeting, affirms that you are the right person they wanted to contact, and illustrates that you are comfortable with using proper phone etiquette.
  • SMILE! When you smile, it relaxes your voice and facial muscles and that smile comes across clearly during the interview.
  • Be prepared to explain every transition in your career along with everything that is contained on your resume. 
  • Understand what might be construed as being a “red flag” on your resume – such a job gaps or the lack of degree, etc. 
  • Understand that the interview isn’t just about questions and answers.
  • Don’t get flustered when uncomfortable questions arise such as being requested to identify weaknesses, discussing salary/compensation, or lacking of specific technology-related experiences 
  • Do your homework about the company and the position prior to the interview and prepare great questions to ask the interviewer.
  • As the interview is coming to a close, be sure to ask if you have answered the interviewer’s questions completely.
  • Finally, email a Personalized Thank You Note to the interviewer. Be sure to have someone else proofread it prior to sending it out!!!
THE INTERVIEW DON’Ts

During the next segment of the presentation, Dana discussed how to achieve success by avoiding failures in the interview process. Once you have passed the phone screen interview process, you’re now need to prepare for the “in person” interview situation. Dana shared the following tips that will prove to be helpful to heed for the interview process:

  • Don’t arrive without a resume or with a single copy. You might be in a situation where there are several people in the interview room with you….. So be prepared with several copies for distribution.
  • Don't answer cell-phone calls during the interview. Be sure to turn off your cell phone and not just set it to “buzz”!
  • Don't respond to an unexpected question with an extended pause or by saying something like, "Boy, that's a good question. “
  • Don't ever lie in response to a question. Answer questions truthfully, frankly and succinctly. 
  • Don't over-answer questions. 
  • Don't bring up or discuss personal issues or family problems
  • Don't say anything negative about former colleagues, supervisors, or employers.
  • Don't tell jokes during the interview. 
  • Don't chew gum during the interview.
  • Don’t smoke prior to the interview….the smoke scent follows you into the interview.
  • Don’t wear distracting jewelry/accessories, heavy perfume or cologne.
  • Don’t presume that business casual is appropriate for an interview EVEN if that is the company dress code or your company dress code. It’s always better to be overdressed than underdressed.
  • Don't inquire about salary, vacations, bonuses, retirement, or other benefits until after you've received an offer.
 
STANDING OUT IN THE CROWD


Ann Gorr focused on the next segment of the professional development program by identifying action items that you could take to enhance your visibility and level of professionalism. It’s key to participate in and take advantage of continuing education programming – particularly in the technology arena. You have many sources that you can access to accomplish the goal of standing out in the crowd during the interview process. You can leverage many of the professional resource ideas listed below to keep yourself current in a competitive environment including:

  • Stay abreast of trends in the industry as well as with the interviewing company/firm by reviewing the many Professional Trade Journals that are available to you.
  • Find time to attend technology conferences and regional meetings such as LegalTech, ARMA Nationals, ILTA, etc., to be able to take the pulse of current trends in the industry.
  • Take advantage of the many educational and professional development programs that are offered within your local and national ARMA chapters.
  • Sign up to attend vendor/business partner education webinars. They are always offered to you as “free of charge”. It’s a perfect way to obtain a “deep dive” view into some of the trends in your industry.
  • In addition to ARMA, join other Professional Associations that might improve your networking opportunities.
  • Leverage the power of social networking – especially LinkedIn - to expand your networking process, enhance your “resume”, and identify companies who might prove to be a good fit for you going forward. 
  • Work on obtaining a professional certification such as a CRM (Certified Records Manager), IGP (Information Governance Professional), or CIP (Certified Information Professional) to further bolster your strength as a potential candidate.

In this competitive job market environment, it’s equally important to start creating and maintaining your own external brand. You want to stand out from the crowd of applicants against whom you are competing. Some beneficial suggestions for enhancing your visibility include:

  • Become a subject matter expert (Mastery).
  • Write and submit articles in leading trade publications.
  • Write a blog that benefits the industry that is your focal point
  • Join an industry association
  • Speak at professional association events (Try enlisting the support of the local chapter and then set your goals on the national stage!)
  • Leverage the power of LinkedIn. Update and maintain your LinkedIn profile. Post a professional picture on LinkedIn. (Yes – the adage is true – “A picture is worth a thousand words!”) LinkedIn is truly becoming the starting point for recruiters and companies when posting a new position. 
  • Join and actively post/respond within in select LinkedIn groups that are affiliated with your areas of expertise. Each time you post a comment or answer a question via one of the groups, you are truly supporting the creation of your external brand.
  • Be active on Twitter and other social media sites. 
  • Your end goal is that you want to people to know your name.

As the program came to a close, Dana & Ann wrapped up with a Q & A session which included many pertinent questions from the attendees about best practice scenarios for the interviewing process. A point that both Ann & Dana felt that it was important to observe is that you should always be updating your resumes and polishing your LinkedIn profile because you never truly know when an unexpected opportunity or scenario will arise. Those in attendance certainly walked away armed with enough details on how to succeed in an interview environment along with a professional headshot to add to their profiles/personal branding. Special thanks to the Avis|Budget team for allowing the use of their facility, to Jason Langley for his patience and expertise in obtaining the perfect photo moments for the attendees, and to Seth Beim for coordinating such a successful event!

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CRM Connection

For a small ARMA chapter we have a very high concentration of CRM’s, and we are proud of it! Annually we host the Institute of Certified Records Manager Exam Prep Workshop to generate a new wave of Certified Records Managers.

Our Workshop this year was on Friday, March 20th and was held in the offices of Drinker Biddle & Reath in Morristown . . . despite the threat of a major impending snowstorm.

The Workshop, licensed from the ICRM, is divided into parts that follow the 6 Parts of the Exam. Each part is required to be taught by a faculty of CRMs.  This year Part One - Management Principles and the Records and Information Management Program was covered by one of our newest CRMs, Anne Marie Phillips of Princeton University.  Part Two - Records and Information Management: Creation and Use was presented by our other newly certified CRM, Liz Steinberg of Selective Insurance Company of America. It is a great benefit to have new CRMs participate in conducting the workshop because their recent test-taking experience is still fresh, and they offer very good advice.

Part Three - Records Systems, Storage and Retrieval, was presented by our host, Mary Hamm of Drinker Biddle & Reath.  Part Four - Records Appraisal, Retention, Protection and Disposition, was given by Henry Gozdz of the New Jersey Superior Court and Lucy Rieger of Records Update, Inc.  Part Five -Technology, was conducted by Kathleen Timothy of Honeywell International.  Unfortunately it was necessary to cancel Part Six - Business Cases because the snow was wildly descending and none of our candidates were registered to take Part Six in the upcoming exam cycle.  All of the volunteer faculty participated in a period of Questions, Tips and Suggestions.

Anne Marie Phillips Liz Steinberg, Mary Hamm and Kathleen Timothy are all “graduates” of ARMA NNJ previously held workshops.  All on the faculty are volunteers and improve the profession and our chapter by professionalizing RIM. 

As a follow up to the Workshop, a Virtual CRM Study Calls Group was formed from the participants of the NJ and NY March sessions.  The Study Calls are the collaboration of Anita Castora of ARMA Metro and Lucy Rieger of ARMAN NNJ.  The calls were one hour held every Thursday afternoon in advance of the upcoming May exams and were broken up into five parts. Each part was conducted by Anita and Lucy, and at least one other guest CRM part “specialist” from the NJ or NY chapter.  Parts were covered in general, and sample questions were asked with candidates providing the answers.  Candidates could ask questions at each session. 

This year, we had the added innovation of a virtual study space created on our website by Seth Beim.  It is a beta site where candidates could log in and find study material posted by the faculty.  Candidates were able to actively use the site to define study terms.

Our CRM program is very active, innovative and successful due to the commitment of our CRM volunteers.  We invite and encourage anyone interested in becoming a CRM to contact us.  The benefits of becoming a CRM are tremendous.

Current ARMA NNJ Chapter CRMs: 

  • Bryn Bowen, CRM
  • Jacki Cheslow, CRM
  • Sofia Empel, CRM
  • Henry Gozdz, CRM
  • Mary Hamm, CRM
  • William Henson, CRM
  • Frank LaSorsa, CRM
  • Ilana Lutman, CRM
  • Anne Marie Phillips, CRM
  • Judith Price, CRM
  • Fred Puzello, CRM
  • Angel Ramos, CRM
  • Lucy Rieger, CRM
  • Jason Stearns, CRM
  • Elizabeth Steinberg, CRM
  • Kathleen Timothy, CRM
  • Loius Tirado, CRM
  • Snow Zhu, CRM

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Chapter Awards

The ARMA NNJ Outstanding Volunteer Award (new this year) honors those chapter members who play an active role in the chapter and go above and beyond to make a difference.  An outstanding volunteer will have positively influenced and affected the chapter during the year and demonstrated leadership skills. The Chapter’s success this year is due in part to the contributions of this year’s recipients.  Our congratulations and our thanks to:

Michelle Close– Membership Committee

Dylan Johnson – Programming Committee

Shaun Lyons – Membership Committee

Steve Monaghan – Membership Committee


The ARMA NNJ Member of the Year Award goes to the most outstanding member in our chapter. The person selected for this award is an individual who provided the greatest contributions to the chapter's activities and best supported and promoted ARMA International objectives. The Member of the Year is selected by our membership during the election process and will be recognized at the ARMA International Awards Event held during the Annual Conference and Expo.  Our congratulations go to this year’s recipient, Ann Gorr.  Here are a just a couple of the reasons members gave for naming Ann Member of the Year:

“She gave her time for the LinkedIn webinars and for the March meeting” 

“She is advancing the chapter’s professional development program for our members”

“She prepared and presented two webinars and presented a chapter educational session”

“Very involved with the chapter over the last year”

Congratulations and thank you, Ann!


The ARMA NNJ Chapter Leader of the Year Award goes to the Chapter leader who most exhibited leadership skills, with an emphasis on participation in and contribution to the ARMA activities. This year’s recipient has demonstrated that participation and commitment at every level: chapter, region and ARMA International.  His enthusiasm for and his efforts to promote ARMA’s objectives are ARMAzing.  Our congratulations to this year’s Chapter Leader of the Year, Seth Beim. Here’s what you had to say about Seth:

 “Incredible service to the chapter in every aspect”

“He worked extensively on the redevelop of the Chapter’s web site and its related functions”

“If you need something done tell Seth”

If something’s not getting done right trust Seth to identify it and fix it”

Seth has selflessly provided support to every aspect of this chapter and we are a better association because of his efforts.  Congratulations Seth on a very well deserved Chapter Leader of the Year win!

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