Jacki Cheslow Article

Our chapter's very own Jacki Cheslow has a two-part article in Compliance & Ethics Professionals magazine (CEP)! The first part of which is published; the second coming in May. Jacki talked about the relationship between compliance and record and information management (RIM), how it is growing, and some of the principles of recordkeeping. 

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Webinar Replay: Interview Tips

Our very own VP Professional Development shared her insights as a hiring manager at a Mentorcore event on Wednesday 2/17. Check out Jacki Cheslow's conversation, her recommendations and answers to lots of attendee questions along the way.

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Job Opportunities

Did you know our chapter posts local Records Management related positions on our website? When members and guest share local RIM positions we make them available on our Job Opportunities page. 2 GREAT positions were recently posted for anyone interested. Be sure to check back as new jobs are added.

If you have a position you'd like to share, please visit the job opportuities page and submit details using the online form or email [email protected] with the description. Members are also welcome to share their CV / resume for posting on this page.

Best of luck! 

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Free Replay of Our 5/21 Meeting

Our 5/21 Meeting is available to replay on-demand at no cost!


This session will introduce ARMA’s Information Governance Implementation Model (IGIM).

Attendees will learn how the IGIM offers a functional approach to IG by focusing on seven key areas necessary to implementing a successful IG program. Attendees will learn how to use the IGIM and IGIM-aligned resources to build their IG programs or take them to the next level.

The event will be held via webinar with the ability for attendees to pose questions, answer real time surveys and more. The pertinent and timely topic will prove to be a session with lots of takeaway information that you’ll be able to apply to your organization!

The presenters

Ilana Lutman
Senior Consultant
Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP

Ilana is a seasoned information governance professional with over 20 years of experience in government, corporate, manufacturing and nonprofit sectors. Her holistic approach to people, processes and technology enables clients to see their big picture for information governance, records management and legal operations. 

In June 2019, Ilana joined Deloitte’s Information Governance and eDiscovery practice. Currently, Ilana is an Advisor on the ARMA North East Regional Committee and is a Past President of the NJ Chapter. She is also a facilitator for IG topic sessions for online Records Management courses at several US universities. Ilana is a Certified Records Manager (CRM) and Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and holds a Masters in Library and Information Science.

Ann K Snyder
Manager of Content Development
ARMA International

Ann K. Snyder is the Manager of Content Development at ARMA International. Immediately prior to joining ARMA, Snyder served as senior manager of information governance at a biotech company. Snyder’s experience includes data remediation; data mining/analytics; e-discovery; IG process building/improvements; IG technologies; IG program maturity assessment/gap analysis; long-term digital preservation; IG program training; IG frameworks, programs, committees; policy development and implementation; IG and data transfer during MAD events; and industry best practices.

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Free Replay of Our 5/28 Meeting

Our 5/28 Meeting is available to replay on-demand at no cost! Hear the conversation as a panel of your peers discussed the risk factors of data in the digital economy.
Managing your sensitive data may feel overwhelming and you are not alone. This session will provide strategic guidance and practical tips on how you can reduce risk to your organization by proactively managing your sensitive data, particularly as many organizations shift to digital operations and a mobile workforce. The webinar will include an overview of the various legal risks, guidance on evaluating your organization’s risk profile, ways to mitigate your risk and what to do in the event of a data incident.
The webinar includes live poll questions and will conclude with a Q&A session.
Thank you to our friends at Iron Mountain for the tools and support to host this session at no cost.


Presented by:
Taryn Kilkenny Crane
Senior Manager, Governance Risk & Compliance BDO Digital, LLC
Taryn Crane is a Senior Manager in BDO Digital’s Governance, Risk and Compliance practice. She has more than eight years of consulting experience working across several markets including financial services, insurance, hospitality, industrial and nonprofits, with a focus in data privacy, enterprise information management, data governance and data analytics. She is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) and Certified Information Privacy Professional/US Private Sector (CIPP/US).

Mary T. Costigan, CIPP
Counsel at Jackson Lewis P.C.
Mary T. Costigan is Of Counsel in the Berkeley Heights, New Jersey office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Ms. Costigan advises multinational, national, and regional companies on emerging privacy and cybersecurity issues including the broad and growing array of mandates, best practices, and preventive safeguards. In particular, she advises and assists clients in matters relating to compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as well as U.S. privacy and data security laws and standards such as HIPAA/HITECH and the CCPA. Ms. Costigan also assists clients with data breach preparation and response, biometric data collection policies, vendor security assessments, and data security agreements. She is the author of the OneTrust DataGuidance New Jersey - Data Protection Overview.  

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Why Be a CRM? How to Begin

Lucy Rieger, Director, CRM 

Why should you become a CRM? An Information Management professional may have various credentials, but the most important one is Certified Records Manager. Current job ads reflect a growing trend that the CRM is preferred, and in more and more instances, CRM is required. The ICRM claims it cannot keep up with the demands for CRMs.

 How do you become certified?  You apply to the Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM) and must be accepted and approved to take a 6 part certification test.  The requirements for application have changed, offering new and varied opportunities for acceptance.  These requirements are a combination of education and work experience.  Carefully reading the specifications reveals that there are many variations and combinations that can fulfill application requirements.  These are less stringent than they were previously, and well worth reviewing.   

One of the biggest revisions for candidacy is the education requirement.  The minimum acceptable education is graduation from high school (completion of 12 grades) or equivalent (e.g. GED Certificate). Steve Golden, CRM, Chair of the ICRM Board of Regents, commenting on the application changes last August stated "This is the industry's most rigorous series of exams, culminating in the credential that has been respected for the last 36 years. We're pleased to make the application process more approachable for potential Candidates, without the need for them to jump through administrative hurdles of proving areas of expertise. The exams prove an applicant's professional work experience quite adequately."

Once accepted you become a CRM Candidate and are eligible to take Parts 1 to 5 of the ICRM exam. Exams are given four times a year during the first weeks of February, May, August and November. You make take up to five years to complete the exams. You may repeat taking the exams as many times as it takes to pass. However, you must pass Parts 1 to 5 before you can take Part 6. 

How do you get started?  Apply! Then start studying. You can take CRM Workshops at the ARMA annual conference in Chicago. Or, wait for the upcoming NNJARMA local workshops, soon to be announced. Or, try one of the other local chapters. The most important thing is to begin. Here's how: go to the ICRM website at and read about Applying for the Examination. Print out the Application Form. That's Part 1 of Becoming a CRM done! Need help filling out the form? Contact us at NNJARMA and we will assist you in step 2, Becoming a CRM Becoming a CRM Candidate.  

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