June 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.  

A Conversation about Change & How to Accomplish Change in the Management of Electronic Records

Making the transition – from an ungoverned information environment to a governed and compliant information environment – requires every person in your organization change the way they work. Many organizations have tried unsuccessfully to drive this transition through the implementation of technology. This session will initiate a conversation about ‘change’ that you can take back to your organization. ICRM Maintenance Credits: 1.00

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2015 Chapter Election

ARMA NNJ Chapter Members,

It's time to cast your vote and be counted! Choose your candidates for the 2015-2016 ARMA Northern New Jersey Board of Directors, Chapter Leader of the Year and Chapter Member of the Year. Election and chapter leadership information can be found in our Chapter Bylaws.

Casting your vote is quick and easy. Just click the link in the election email we sent out to all members. If you did not receive the email or want to cast your ballot now, simply log in as a member and select "surveys" from the member page. If you forgot your user ID or password please click "Forgot Username/Password?to reset it. 

  1. Please read the candidates biographical information.
  2. Select your candidates or submit your 'Write-In' candidate of choice.
  3. Nominate your Chapter Leader of the Year.
  4. Nomintate your Chapter Member of the Year.
  5. Remember to submit your completed ballot by selecting the submit button at the bottom of the page. 

Voting will close at 12:00 PM EST on June 12, 2015

Submitted ballots are electronically received and tallied by the ARMA NNJ Chapter Election Committee.

If you have questions or comments please contact:

Ilana Lutman 
ARMA NNJ Immediate Past President
Chairperson - Nominations and Election Committee
(201) 573-2777
[email protected]


Board of Directors Candidates

Lucy Rieger, MLIS, CRM has been 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. 

Ann Gorr is 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.

Shaun Lyons 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.


3 Director positions


Tammy Warne is the 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.

Seth Beim works with the 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.

Dylan Johnson is currently an 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.  


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Central NJ Chapter of ARMA - Upcoming Events

Attention All Members and Friends of the Central NJ Chapter of ARMA!
We are very excited to be holding a spring breakfast meeting Thursday, May 28, 2015

At the Holiday Inn Princeton, 100 Independence Way, Princeton, NJ 08540

Click on link for directions,

Registration will open at 7:30 am

Cost will be $15.00 for ARMA members and $20.00 for non-members

To reserve your seat, contact Bruce Stein at [email protected]

By Friday, May 22, 2015

Join us for a networking continental breakfast buffet until 8:45 am, when we will

welcome everyone following a long hiatus and introduce our very special speaker

Ronké Ekwensi, Managing Director, Dispute and Legal Management Consulting at Duff and Phelps, Morristown, NJ.

The Program Topic will be:

Transitioning from RIM to IG – The Role of the Records Manager

The Information Governance Initiative defines Information Governance as "the activities and technologies that organizations employ to maximize the value of their information while minimizing associated risks and costs." Information Governance is broader than records management as it is a coordinating function that brings all elements of the organization together to holistically govern information. There is a role that records managers can play in the evolution of their company programs from traditional records management to Information Governance. Learn how information governance is defined, how organizations transition from RIM to IG, how to assess your organization’s state of readiness and what you as a record manager can do to facilitate the transition process.

Our Speaker:

Ronké Ekwensi is a Managing Director in the Legal Management Consulting practice and leads the Records and Information Governance service line. Based in Morristown NJ, Ronké focuses primarily on executing and implementing information governance and records management solutions for clients.

Ronké has more than 20 years of experience with a multi-disciplinary background in information governance, information integration, legal and compliance program implementation, business strategy and operations. Her industry experience includes bio-pharmaceutical, energy, technology, consumer electronics and management consulting sectors.

Ronké served as vice president of eDiscovery and Records and Information Management (RIM) and as the commercial integration lead for the Established Products Business Unit -Asia Pacific at Pfizer Inc. Prior to Pfizer, Ronké was director of Document Retention and Records and Information Management at Ernst & Young.

Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Ronké was Managing Director at Huron Legal Law Department practice where she served clients in legal process optimization.

Ronké is on the Board of Advisors for the Cardozo Data Law Initiative and co-chairs the Information Governance Group at the Center for Knowledge Strategies. She holds a Masters of Jurisprudence in health law from Loyola University Chicago - School of Law, an MBA in global management from University of Phoenix and a BA in Psychology/Philosophy from D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY. Ronké is a thought leader and frequent presenter on information governance and electronic discovery topics. She recently was a presenter at the Metro NYC/Connecticut and NNJ Chapters Educational Seminar in March.

President’s Corner:

Dear Chapter Members and Friends,

Following a long winter, the chapter is springing back to action. We are committed to finishing our 2014 -2015 year strong with educational meetings in May and June to lay the ground work for a new year that begins in July. In order to bring this about and be responsive to our members while bringing in new members - - we value and need your input! It would be great to have programs focusing on topics that you are especially interested in learning more about because perhaps you read an article or heard someone mention during a meeting or at a seminar.

It is easy to find ourselves going down the same roads, but in order to grow personally and professionally we must step out of our comfort areas and look in some new directions. This is in line with our May speaker’s topic – Transitioning from RIM to IG – the Role of the Records Manager. Have you taken steps to promote Information Governance in your company or are you considering obtaining an IG certification through ARMA International or maybe just learning more about where do we fit as Records Managers?

I am looking forward to seeing you on the 28th at the Princeton Holiday Inn for breakfast, networking and a great speaker – all before you walk through your office doors!

Laura Thomforde, CRM

Coming Events:

June Central NJ ARMA Chapter Meeting – date and topic coming soon!

The Regional Leadership Conference will take place on July 16-18 at the Wyndham Hotel, Philadelphia Historic District, in Philadelphia, PA. Chapters from both the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions will send leaders to the sessions. The program is excellent. If any current chapter leaders or members interested in leadership roles are interested in attending, financial assistance can be available through the chapter. Please send an e-mail expressing your interest and availability to attend to [email protected]

See below for the details and program information!

Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Regions Leadership Conference

Join fellow Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Regions chapter volunteers in Philadelphia, PA, July 16th-18th for two days of valuable training and information to help enhance your leadership skills.

Each summer, ARMA International and your regional team strive to bring you the experience that keeps chapter leaders coming back again and again. New this year: Combined region events allow for a greater variety of chapters and members to network and to learn.

What to expect:

Updates from the ARMA International Board of Directors

Training for chapter leaders on resources from ARMA Headquarters and Region Leadership Teams

Guided breakouts and idea sharing

Leadership training that can be used in your chapter and beyond

Building networks with colleagues and chapter leaders

Schedule of events:

July 16 – Arrive

July 17 – Leadership and Development - 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

July 17– Evening social activity

July 18 – Leadership and Development – 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Seminar Registration Cost:

$150 per person


Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District 400 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19106 215-923-8660 $159.00 per night

Reservations must be received by Tuesday, June 23.

To make a hotel reservation please call 1-877-999-3223 and identify yourself with ARMA International.


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