Board Biographies

DONALD FORCE (President)

Donald Force is an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Information Studies (SOIS), where he teaches courses on archives and records management. In 2013, he earned his PhD from the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia. His areas of research involve records and information management pedagogy, the use and application of recordkeeping standards, and legal issues associated with records management practices in North America, and digital libraries.

In addition to being the current president of the ARMA Milwaukee chapter, Donald is also involved in several other records organizations. He is chair of the Society of American Archivist’s Archival Educators Section and is a trustee of the ARMA International Education Foundation (AIEF), where he chairs the Scholarship Committee. From his involvement with these organizations, Donald aims to bridge the gap between records professionals and academia while providing students networking and other professional experience opportunities related to archival science.

Prior to earning his PhD from UBC, Donald earned his Masters of Library Science and Masters of Information Science degrees from Indiana University Bloomington in 2007. He also holds an MA in History from Southern Illinois Carbondale and a BA in English from Millersville University in Pennsylvania. Donald may be reached at (414) 229-2792; force@uwm.edu; or via his LinkedIn profile.

 

PAMELA L. BARTOLI (Past President)

Pamela Bartoli is the firmwide Manager, Records & Information Management with Foley & Lardner LLP, headquartered in Milwaukee, WI with accountability for the firm’s (18) offices.  She is responsible for providing insight on records management standards and industry best practices, including life cycle of information; classification and control of physical and electronic documents, including email; and the systems and technologies used to manage physical and electronic records.  She is also responsible for developing, managing, and deploying the policies, procedures and systems necessary to support and improve a comprehensive RIM program.

Pamela has over 15 years of experience working in records and information management.  Prior to joining Foley in 2016, she was with another law firm for 23 years, developing and updating their records program, including a retention policy and procedure.

Pamela has been a member of ARMA since 2004 and has served on the ARMA Milwaukee chapter board as member at large, secretary, vice president and president.

Pamela has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from Ottawa University and has earned the Electronic Records Management Master certificate through AIIM.  She can be reached at (414) 297-4915; pbartoli@foley.com; or via her LinkedIn profile.

 

BEN C. O’DONNELL (Treasurer)

Ben O’Donnell is a Records Analyst with the Waukesha County Records Management division in Waukesha, WI and is responsible for the continued development and oversight of a countywide records management program.  The Division creates, updates, and maintains official County records retention schedules; conducts business analyses and works with County agencies to improve information management practices; offers consultation services to County agencies regarding recordkeeping requirements; and facilitates records-related projects at the division, department and enterprise level.  His responsibilities also include providing imaging services, mailing services and administering the County Records Center, a secure County owned facility for County Records, which oversees incoming records transmittals, facilities records retrievals, and ensures destruction in accordance with County records retention schedules.

Ben has 5 years of experience working in records and information management with Waukesha County.

Ben has been a member of ARMA since 2012 and has serving his second term on the ARMA Milwaukee chapter board as the Treasurer.

Ben has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee from the Lubar School of Business in Business Administration Finance.  You can contact him at (262) 548-7593 or bodonnell@waukeshacounty.gov

MAGGIE ELICE TURNER (Secretary)

Maggie Elice Turner is the Document Services Supervisor, at the City of Milwaukee Records Center.  She has worked in city government for 12 years.  Prior to seeking employment with the City of Milwaukee, Maggie worked as a Legal Secretary, and was a White House Intern.

She is responsible for assisting in the counseling and creation of retention schedules for all City departments, preparing reports for local and state schedule approval committee meetings, maintaining the City’s records management database, imaging documents, retrieving records from four onsite vault locations, and assisting members of the public with record requests.

Maggie has been a member of ARMA since 2013 and has served on the ARMA Milwaukee Chapter Board as Secretary since 2016.

Maggie has a bachelor’s degree in History from UW-Milwaukee, as well as an Associates Degree as a Paralegal from MATC, and is currently attending San Jose State University’s iSchool seeking a Master’s Degree in Archives and Records Administration and concurrently working on the CRM designation.

In addition to her employment at the City of Milwaukee, Maggie is also a historical interpreter for the overnight program onboard the WWII submarine USS COBIA at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

She can be reached at; magtur@milwaukee.gov; or via her LinkedIn profile www.linkedin.com/in/maggie-elice-turner-8627572b

CHRISTINE MATTHIES (Member-At-Large)

Christine is the Records Manager for West Bend Mutual Insurance Company in West Bend, Wisconsin.   She is a Certified Records & Information Management Specialist and has her AIIM ERM Master certification. She works in the corporate legal department and has been in Records Management for twelve years.  She previously was a senior paralegal.

Christine is responsible for working with all divisions of her company to assist with management of hard copy and electronic records.  She oversees the record retention schedule and is in charge of the Records Management Advisory Committee to ensure records across the organization are managed in accordance with various laws and regulations and the record retention schedule.  She also supervises the claims legal support staff.

She has been a member of ARMA since 2005 and has served on the ARMA Milwaukee Board the last three years as a member at large.  Her direct number is 262-334-6448 and her e-mail address is cmatthies@wbmi.com.

RICHARD A. GURESKI (Member-At-Large)

Richard Gureski is the Manager of Central File for Godfrey & Kahn, S.C..  He joined the firm in 2007 and is responsible for managing the daily Audit Response, Conflicts, Docketing, New Business Intake and Records Management operations for the firm’s five Wisconsin locations.  As a member of the firm’s Ethics and Loss Prevention Committee, Richard helped design the firm’s conflict report and automate systems for Docketing and Intake.

Richard has over 16 years of experience in Records and Information Management spanning both the Accounting and Legal industries.  During his career he has helped author and implement policies and procedures governing Intake, File Transfers, Legal Holds, Paperless Office and Record Retention.

A member of ARMA-Milwaukee going back to 1998, Richard has presented on topics including, “The Paperless Office” and “RIM Professionals and Their Relations with other Professionals.”  He is currently serving as an At-Large Member of the ARMA-Milwaukee Board.

Education
Associate of Arts – Business, University of Phoenix 2007
Retention Program Development Certificate – ARMA-International 2015

Awards
Mayor Tom Barrett Earn & Learn Youth Beacon Award 2011, 2012
Wisconsin Law Journal, Unsung Heroes Award Recipient 2014

Contact Information
414-287-9257 rgureski@gklaw.com