Serving the Columbus Metropolitan area since 1969
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ARMA Greater Columbus Chapter
ARMA International is a not-for-profit association serving more than 10,000 information management professionals in the United States, Canada and over 30 other nations.
The Greater Columbus Chapter of ARMA was chartered on September 11, 1969. It has over 70 active members working in a wide variety of jobs and organizations. The Chapter has monthly meetings with either an educational speaker or a tour of a Records Management facility or operation. The Chapter also sposors an annual Spring Seminar.
ARMA International, Greater Columbus Chapter is recognized as a leading authority, advocate and vital resource for records and information management.
The mission of ARMA International, Greater Columbus Chapter, is to provide cost-effective records and information management (RIM) education, training, and resources to professionals, and raise awareness of RIM throughout Central Ohio.
Meet your Columbus Chapter Board Members
Chair-Past President (2015-2016)
Brian Hannan studied Architecture, Design and Fine Arts at The Ohio State University. He joined the legal firm Jones Day in 2002 and became their Records & Docket Manager in 2008. Since taking the position, his primary focus has been retention policy and guidelines. He has been an ARMA member since 2010. In his spare time he continues to do art and is an avid vinyl record collector. Brian originally hails from Massachusetts.
Kim Perdew works as a Compliance Consultant in the Records & Information Management Department at Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. In that role, she is responsible for the yearly electronic destruction process, including the development and implementation of enhancements to the destruction application. She also works with Nationwide associates on various projects to integrate RIM practices into their organizations.
Vice President – President Elect (2014-2015)
Vice President – President Elect (2015-2016)
Director, Community Service (2014-2015)
Director, Education (2014-2016)
Deb Voronkov works as the Corporate Records and Law Process Manager at Emerson Network Power. In this role she is responsible for the Records Program and works on process improvements for the Global Law Team and other parts of the organization. Deb has been a CRM since 2002. She currently is serving in her second year as the Chapters Director of Education. Deb has been an active member of the Columbus Chapter for over twenty years.
Chairman of the Board (2012-2013)
Vice President (2010-2011)
Region Coordinator (2001-2005)
Chairman of the Board (2000-2001)
Vice President (1998-2000)
Director, Marketing (2015-2017)
Debbie Gantt has been an ARMA member since 2007 and is currently employed with Bricker & Eckler LLP. She is the firm’s Director of Administrative Services. She manages facilities & services and the vendor relationships therein. She is also the administrator of the Firm’s records and risk management operations, and oversees the data integrity of the Firm’s client relationship management (CRM) system. Prior to joining the legal industry, Debbie was involved in health information management (medical records) and continues to be an active member of AHIMA and OHIMA (Associations for Health Information Management).
Director, Marketing (2013-2015)
Director, Membership (2014-2016)
Director, Seminar (2015-2017)
Martin Susec works within the Discovery Management Unit (DMU) of the Litigation Practice Group (LPG) of Nationwide where he advises and supports fellow attorneys and business units, including the Records & Information Management Unit (RIM), on the proper management of information within the enterprise.
Chair-Past President (2014-2015)
Director, Web Administrator (2014-2016)
Jeremy Graham has been an ARMA member since 2012 and is the Records Coordinator at Bricker & Eckler, LLP. His duties include applying proper retention procedures for physical and electronic documents, as well as maintaining database integrity for the Records Departments various databases. Along with being involved with the ARMA Greater Columbus Chapter’s Board, Jeremy is a Co-Founder of his local Community Blockwatch, on the “Parliament of Fools” for the Annual SoHud Fools Parade and a Scottish Rite Freemason. In his spare time he enjoys working alongside his Fiance in the garden and working as a consultant for a new start-up bio-tech company located in Powell, Ohio.
Director, Community Service (2015-2017)
Arlene Swanson is the Director, Records Management at Nationwide Insurance. Arlene has been with Nationwide since 1997 and has held various positions within the Finance organization prior to joining Records Management. She has B.S. in Finance from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI and a B.S. in Accounting from Franklin University in Columbus, OH. She is also a Certified Public Accountant. Arlene resides in Upper Arlington with her husband Mark and daughter Ava. She is an active volunteer with CHA Animal Shelter in Northeast Columbus. She is excited for the opportunity to join the ARMA board as the Director of Community Service.
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