October 13 Chapter Meeting & Educational Session

Welcome to the 2021-2022 season! October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, so we’re kicking off the year by learning about the importance of cybersecurity and its intersection with RIM from Marc Vasquez, Security Awareness Program Manager at UMB Financial Corporation.

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GKC ARMA 50th Anniversary & Member Celebration


It’s hard to believe, but GKC ARMA has been a local ARMA Chapter for 50 years. This is cause for celebration!!

Join us for light food and drinks as we celebrate 50 years, honor Member achievements, and have general merriment!


Wednesday, June 30, 5:00pm – 8:00pm


Seasons 52 (on the Plaza)
340 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64112


Free – please RSVP to Chad Johnson, Director of Membership

May 12 Chapter Meeting & Spring Seminar Mania!

Visions of the Future

We’ve come a long way since March of 2020 and as we move out of Spring 2021, we’re doing our best to peer into our crystal ball to see what changes lie ahead. The Information Governance landscape, including the practices and tools being used, are in almost constant flux.

Join us as our panelists discuss this issue and provide critical insights.

This event is part of the Spring Seminar Mania collaboration with 12 ARMA Chapters. Head over to the Events page to learn more and register for the event!

Spring Seminar Mania!

In partnership with Milwaukee ARMA and 10 other regional ARMA Chapters, GKC ARMA is happy to present a unique, innovative, and FREE virtual programming opportunity! Throughout the months of April and May, you can stamp your passport and expand your RIM knowledge by attending 12 educational sessions – and maybe even earn a fabulous prize as well! The first virtual event begins on Tuesday, April 13. For more information on each session and registration information, please check out the flyers for April and May. You won’t want to miss these!

Apr 21 Chapter Meeting & Virtual Spring Seminar

The Information Governance Professional and the Future

Andrew Ysasi, VP of Advocacy at Vital Records Control, returns for another FREE Virtual Spring Seminar! This Spring Seminar will feature four sessions all focused on “making us better” as Information Governance Professionals.

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Mar 10 Chapter Meeting & Educational Session

Cloudy with a Chance of RM

Records Management has gone mainstream! Cloud vendors are now including basic and advanced RM functionality in their products to meet a host of regulatory requirements. Come join GKC ARMA as Christine Adcock talks to us about what Records Management is raining down on us from AWS, Azure, and Google.

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Christine Adcock is a Principal Consultant with Hyland Software and has over 20 years of experience working with Enterprise Content Management and Records Management technologies. As an IT processional, Christine has served in Account Manager, Project Manager, Technical Architect, Senior Analyst, Administrator, and Developer roles throughout her career in the Insurance, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Utility (Nuclear), and Engineering industries.

Christine is a certified Project Manager with PMI and APM, and also an AWS (Amazon Web Services) Certified Solution Architect – Professional. Christine currently volunteers her time as President of the Greater Kansas City ARMA (records management) chapter.

Feb 10 Chapter Meeting & Educational Session

C-Suite – Communicating Successfully

It is 7:30 AM on Tuesday morning and you’ve just exited the elevator on your floor. Your cell phone dings notifying you that at 9 AM, in 1.5 hours, the meeting you’ve been wanting with your organization’s COO and CLO has been scheduled. You have been summoned to the COO’s office and are being provided 30 minutes to present your case. As you cover the distance between the elevator lobby and your office, what thoughts run through your head?

  • 30 minutes
  • Am I dressed okay
  • What is most important
  • How should I begin my conversation
  • What should I take with me
  • What do they really want to know
  • What do they really need to know
  • I wonder if they really like me
  • Do I really like them
  • Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc…

During this meeting, Bill Millican will facilitate as the moderator: The Interviewer. Each of our guests – Kate Mortensen, Robert Rippentrop, and Peter Sloan – will join us for about 15 minutes each and will answer the same very frank question asked by Mr. Millican.

This is a MUST ATTEND meeting. Between these three, there is close to 100 years of executive leadership experience. For decades, they have been engaged with the type of discussion you are going to have at 9 AM on Tuesday morning.

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Kate Mortensen is the Chief Legal Officer at Xact Data Discovery, a leading provider of eDiscovery services based in Merriam, Kansas.

Robert Rippentrop is the COO at Tak Points and also the COO and Partner at B2G data, LLC. He is the former President and Partner at Media Services and Shred Time.

Peter Sloan is the Managing Member at Information Governance Group, LLC and a former Partner with the Kansas City law firm of Husch Blackwell.

Jan 13 Chapter Meeting & Educational Session

Information Governance & eDiscovery

As the RIM and IG leader in your organization, are you leading the charge to leverage the science and strategies of eDiscovery? If you are not, you could be placing you and your organization at unnecessary risk.

On Wednesday, January 13, 2021, Mr. Bill Tolson will be leading a one hour discovery presentation and discussion. We are going to more clearly define why today’s IG professional must know what eDiscovery does, the process it follows and why that is critical to the success of Information Governance.

If what you do lands anywhere close to the management and governance of records and information you must attend this meeting. This is an ideal way to take value from 2020 and launch 2021 with new, vibrant and critical pieces of knowledge that could make a real difference in your career.

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Bill Tolson is the Vice President of Global Compliance & eDiscovery, Storage, Cloud Archiving, Information Management and eDiscovery at Archive360, Inc. He is a corporate subject matter expert on all global regulatory compliance and eDiscovery matters. His focused responsibilities include working with the Archive360 sales team, the professional services group, and with our customers to ensure all aspects of their regulatory requirements are addressed successfully. Bill’s work requires strong collaboration skills, the ability to convey new opinion and ideas through publishing thought leadership articles, and the ability to form partnerships and working relationships throughout both the Archive360 organization as well as within the customers with whom he is working.

Dec 9 Chapter Meeting & Educational Session

To bring 2020 to a close, we’ll be Going Beneath The Surface to discuss “Above or Below – this is the Question?”.

Shall we store our physical records and electronic media above or below the surface? Not everyone has this option close at hand, so for them this may be a moot point, maybe. Even if an organization is not physically located near underground storage opportunities, this doesn’t mean they should “not” consider it. There are a lot of questions that need to be asked and answered.

Join Lisa Gehrke, of Underground Vaults & Storage and GKC ARMA Chapter member, and Bill Millican, GKC ARMA Director of Education, as they guide us through a look at the underground storage world and a discussion over some of the more popular questions that are asked. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn, or to refresh upon what you might already know, about the vast underground storage world.

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Nov 11 Chapter Meeting & Educational Session

November is going to be another great session! Tara Combs will be presenting her ARMA InfoCon session: Top Trends in Information Governance for 2021.

This meeting will cover top trends in Information Governance, the impact of those trends, and how you can use them to benefit your organization. Highlights include: automated Records Management and a demonstration of how AI services can auto-classify and automate the records declaration and filing process.

Tara Combs was formerly the Senior Information Governance Specialist for Alfresco. Prior to joining Alfresco, Tara worked extensively in the Enterprise Content Management/Records Management market space as a Solutions Consultant for government and corporate organizations. Tara has served as a government integrator at the Department of Justice and she helped the Joint Chiefs of Staff implement their first electronic records management system. Tara started her career managing computer networks and systems for law firms in Washington, DC.

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