WelCOME to the 2018-19 Program Year

Dear Members,

We’re excited to be back in session and have already kicked off our 2018-19 program year!  We will be continuing to add value to our members by engaging industry experts to speak at local chapter events and by focusing on networking/informational roundtable sessions for new and perspective members. 

I’d like to give a shout out and special welcome to our newest member, Alexia Szabo!  Alexia graduated from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where she earned a Bachelor’s in Economics, Spanish, and International Studies.  She joined Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (TDS) in 2015 and this year began working on record and information management initiatives.  Alexia joined ARMA-Madison for networking opportunities and to gain additional insight into the development of her roadmap toward implementing enterprise-wide solutions targeted toward leaner physical record inventories, improved email management practices, and re-evaluating her organization’s current record retention schedules.

One of the biggest challenges I faced when beginning in the IG space was simply figuring out where to start.  I had an idea about what needed to be done, but making it actionable is where the real challenge began.  Over the years I’ve met several practitioners at chapter meetings and other ARMA events that have been instrumental in my professional development.  I’m looking forward to sharing my experience, learning new methods, and continuing to develop the depth of our local chapter’s knowledge base.  

Steven Bardouche, MBA, CRM, CEDS
President – ARMA Madison