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ARMA Milwaukee has served as a valued resource to records and information professionals since 1948!

ARMA International Administrative Letter No. 130, dated July 1, 2001, the Milwaukee Chapter of ARMA International was chartered with ARMA headquarters on July 1, 1948.




Philip Droege – Director of White House Office of Records

Philip Droege

Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 8:15 a.m

Sponsored by Godfrey & Kahn – Milwaukee WI


Philip Droege currently serves as the Director of the White House Office of Records Management.  He grew up in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC and graduated from Concordia College in Seward, Nebraska in 1989. Mr. Droege started his professional life as a high school teacher on Long Island, New York.  In July of 1990 he moved back to Washington, DC to take a job in the White House as a Records Technician.  During his 27 years in the Office of Records Management, he has served in five Presidential Administrations as a Records Analyst, Supervisor, Deputy Director and his current position as Director, which he has held since 2004. Mr. Droege and his wife, Kate, have four daughters, Grace, Alice, Lucy and Eleanor.


Managing Presidential Records


Have you ever wondered how difficult it would be to manage presidential records with all the information platforms we have today? This presentation will focus on the unique responsibility of managing presidential records: Obligations under the Presidential Records Act, technological challenges of both paper and electronic records, adapting records management practices to each new administration and dealing with the upheaval of a Presidential transition.


When:   Thursday, March 14th  2019

Where:  Godfrey & Kahn, 833 E. Michigan St., Ste. 1800, Milwaukee WI  53202-5615

Time:     Registration and Breakfast: 7:30 to 8:15 – Meeting:  8:15 to 9:30

Cost:      $25.00 – Parking included; details will be provided after registration

REGISTER HERE:  https://armamilwaukee.org/calendar-of-events/event-registration/

Cancellation Policy:  Registrations must be cancelled 48 hours prior to the event to avoid being charged the full event fee. When you register, you will notice a new option to securely pay via credit card prior to the event!


Phil Droege will also be doing a lunch meeting in Madison after the Milwaukee meeting, see ARMA Madison for details.





Sponsored by West Bend Mutual

Insurance Company

UPDATE 2/19/19: This meeting has been cancelled due to inclement weather. 


Records professionals from insurance, government, legal, healthcare, the water and sewer utility and others will discuss how their retention works, what a great way to learn what others are doing! We would like this to be interactive so feel free to ask questions and make comments. Our guests will be:

Lori Schneider –– Sentry Insurance

Carol Schraufnagel – Washington County Clerk of Courts

David Kosinski – Husch & Blackwell

John Wiesinger – Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage

Healthcare and Law Enforcement


Date:        February 20, 2019

Time:        Registration starts at 10:15

Meeting begins at 10:45 – Lunch at Noon             

Location: West Bend Mutual Insurance, 1900 S. 18TH Ave., West Bend, WI 53095

Cost:         $25.00


Early registration would be greatly appreciated, we need an early preliminary count for this meeting.  Register at the link below:








ARMA Milwaukee Board Podcasts.

Please check out the latest Records Guy podcasts. Part 1 features ARMA Board members Chris Matthies and Mike Kaye. Part 2 features ARMA Board member Ben O’Donnell. The podcast can be listened to here:

Part 1: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kfadmaddog/2019/01/08/records-guy-podcast–arma-milwaukee-board-podcast-part-one

Part 2: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kfadmaddog/2019/01/11/records-guy-podcast–arma-milwaukee-board-podcast-part-two

Visit the Calendar of Events page for more information




Mike, Rick, Chris, Ben, and Mark


It is my pleasure to introduce to you ARMA Milwaukee Board of Directors effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019:

President – Rick Gureski
Vice President – Chris Matthies
Secretary – Mike Kaye
Treasurer – Ben O’Donnell
Member-at-Large – Mark Packard
Past President – Donald Force

Please join me in welcoming the new Board.

Also, I would like to thank this year’s Board for all their hard work and dedication. As the outgoing President, I want to thank you all for your support these past two years.

Kind regards,

Donald C. Force, PhD
Assistant Professor
School of Information Studies
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
President, ARMA Milwaukee

Governor Scott Walker has declared April 2018 to be Records and Information Management Month (RIMM) in Wisconsin.

Records and Information Management Month is recognized internationally, but in Wisconsin it was first observed in 1995.

The purpose is to emphasize the value and importance of organizing and maintaining  records in all media types to ensure the preservation and accessibility of records and information.  Your attention is drawn during these 30 days, but it’s important that we always remember and follow through with the ARMA Principles.

This field is a collaborative effort and we need everyone’s help to ensure records are properly managed.   The points outlined in Governor Walker’s Proclamation for April officially being Records and Information Management Month, should not only serve this month, but every month of the year. 

Hello ARMA Milwaukee Members !

The Board continues to work on this year’s programing schedule. We would like this year to be about you and your experiences as RIM professionals. We would like to give you an opportunity to speak about a success story or even a situation that did not go as planned at your organization (or previous employer). We all have a lot to learn from each other and we would like to use this year’s sessions as ways to share our stories and exchange our knowledge as RIM professionals.We are looking for people with experience on one or more of the following topics:

  • RIM and Technology – Have you had experience (good or bad) working with a specific technology that has helped (or did not work as planned) your RIM operations? The technology can be anything from a robust records management system to a much simpler piece of software/hardware/program that was intended for a specific function.
  • File Retention – Have you managed to reduce the number of retention schedules in your organization? Let us know, we would like you to share your experiences in how you managed to do it, hurdles you overcame, and how this has helped your organization.
  • SharePoint/Office 365 – Any and all stages of implementation. We do not expect you to cover everything. Nope. If you have worked to implement it in your organization, come talk to us about one stage that stood out among the rest. And even if you are only considering implementing SharePoint or Office 365, come speak to us for a few minutes about the process you have pursued to date, the challenges you have/will face, and ideal outcome you would like to have happen.
  • Legal Aspects – Have experience with discovery holds or dealing with discovery issues (electronic and/or traditional)? Have you ever had to testify in court about RIM policies and procedures for the organization? Do you deal with FOI requests? If so, let us know and we would like to hear from you and your experiences.
  • RIM/IG Program – Have you or are you trying to implement a RIM or IG program? Do you already have a RIM/IG program but now you are trying to sustain it or make it grow. How’s it going? What have you accomplished so far? What has worked? What would you do differently? What lies ahead?
  • Training – How have you gotten people on board with your RIM / IG program? What challenges have you overcome or that you still face? What tips and tricks might you have for the rest of us to use in our organizations?
  • Other – Have you had experience with another facet of RIM that you believe would be valuable for others to know about and that others could learn from? Do you have a RIM-related issue that you are struggling to overcome and would like some feedback? Please let us know.

Presentations may vary in length depending on the topic, but nothing longer than 30 minutes so there is plenty of time for discussion.

If you interested, please reply to this email or use the Contact Form on the website. https://armamilwaukee.org/about/contact-us/

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.