CHAPTER BIOGRAPHIES

PRESIDENT

Mike Kaye

Mike Kaye is the Assistant Vice President for CH Coakley’s Document Management division. Mike started with CH Coakley in 1998 in the warehouse and now manages both the document scanning division, as well as maintaining custody of over 1 million record cartons for 300+ clients across Southeastern Wisconsin.

Mike’s first ARMA meeting was back in 1998, where he would provide technical support to ARMA. This is Mike’s 3rd year serving on the ARMA board, and 1st as its President.

Mike can be reached at (414) 228-9916 or via his email mike.kaye@chcoakley.com

PAST PRESIDENT

Richard Gureski

Richard Gureski is the Policy and Governance Consultant for the Privacy and Records Team at Northwestern Mutual.  Prior to that he was the Central File Manager at Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. for 13 ½ years. 

Richard has over 19 years of experience in Records and Information Management spanning the Accounting, Insurance 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 served as Chapter President from July 2018 thru June 2020. He has presented on topics including, “The Paperless Office”, “E-Discovery and Legal Holds” and “RIM Professionals and Their Relations with other Professionals.”

Education

Associate of Arts – Business, University of Phoenix 2007
Retention Program Development Certificate – ARMA International 2015
CRA designation- Institute of Certified Records Managers 2020

Awards

Mayor Tom Barrett Earn & Learn Youth Beacon Award, 2011, 2012
Wisconsin Law Journal, Unsung Heroes Award Recipient, 2014
ARMA Milwaukee Member of the Year Recipient, 2019

Contact Information
414-665-5014 richardagureski@northwesternmutual.com

VICE PRESIDENT

Shirley Derrick

Shirley Derrick is Senior Records Analyst at Harley-Davidson Motor Company. Shirley is responsible for overseeing the Corporate Record Center, Project Management, system administration of the content management system, and managing the records and information management team. 

Shirley is a Certified Records Analyst (CRA) and earned a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University. Shirley has served previously on the ARMA-Milwaukee board as Secretary and Treasurer and has been an ARMA International and ARMA-Milwaukee member since 1999. 

SECRETARY

Liz Vera

Elizabeth Vera is a Records Manager with CH Coakley. Elizabeth started with CH Coakley in 1999 as a Records Associate and now manages the Records Department for one of CH Coakley’s biggest client (Johnson Controls). Elizabeth first ARMA meeting was back in 2005 and has served in the ARMA Milwaukee Board as Secretary and Member at Large in the past. Elizabeth has over 20 years of experience in the Records field. Elizabeth has an Associate Degree from the University of Puerto Rico, in Records and Office Systems and a Technical Certificate in Records & Information Management Specialist from Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Clair. Elizabeth is currently studying to obtain her Certified Records Analyst (CRA) certification and Certified Records Management (CRM) certificate. If you wish to contact Elizabeth you can email her at Elizabeth Vera

TREASURER

D. Alexander Kopitzke

Alec Kopitzke is an experienced Records & Information Management professional, most recently working for over nine years as the Manager of the Records Department at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, s.c.  He joined the firm’s Intake Department in 1999, moving up to become its manager four years later.  He served in that role for almost a decade before transitioning to the Records Manager position.  In that role, he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the firm’s Records Management operations. As a member of Reinhart’s Records Management Steering Committee, Alec helped to draft the firm’s comprehensive Records Retention Policy.

Alec joined ARMA in 2012 and the Milwaukee chapter a short time later. He had been considering ways of getting more involved when he was asked to run for a position on the ARMA-Milwaukee Board, and is now serving his second term as the Board’s Treasurer.

Education

Bachelor of Arts – History, Seattle University, 1993
Principles of Management Certificate, MRA-Institute of Management, 2012

Contact Information

PROGRAMS

Emily Herda

Emily Herda is a Records and Information Management Technician for the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD). She joined the District in 2015 as a member of the Records Management team. The District’s Records Center maintains records for various engineering and sustainability initiatives, projects for the District including over 27,000 boxes off-site, performs historical research of the District’s facilities, manages the District’s retention policies, and, as a public agency, complies with local, state, and federal statutory requirements. Emily’s responsibilities include managing Freedom of Information Act requests, document management and research for construction and sustainability projects, as well as assisting with the transition to greater digital document management for the organization.

Emily has earned her Master’s of Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2017. She has been an ARMA member since 2015 and is currently working towards her CRA certification.

MEMBERSHIP

Rita Krause

Rita is the Administrative Specialist with NEW Water, the brand of the Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District. Rita has been at NEW Water for over nine years, with the last five years dealing with Records Management. Her other experience includes public affairs and education, lean government, and local government administration.

Rita has been working with a team at NEW Water revitalizing and formalizing its Records Management Program. Rita helps administer both electronic and paper record systems, as well as Records Management policy requirements and procedures.

Rita has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay in Public Administration, with emphasis in public management and policy, and holds a minor in Political Science. She also is a certified notary public and currently studying to obtain her certified records analyst (CRA) certification. Rita has been a member of ARMA for three years.

Rita can be reached at (920) 438-1055, mailto:, or via her LinkedIn profile.

MEMBER AT LARGE: Records/Historian

Lisa Glick

Lisa Glick currently holds the Senior Records Analyst position at Briggs & Stratton. She became a Records Management Analyst with Harley-Davidson Motor Company in January 2015 after working as a computer help-desk analyst for 15 years, a licensed life insurance agent for 2 years, and a licensed real estate associate broker for 8 years. Each of these disciplines required exceptional record keeping and regulatory compliance which yielded a natural career transition into Records Management. Lisa joined the Briggs & Stratton team as their Senior Records Analyst in August 2018. Lisa’s responsibilities include advanced planning, development, and implementation of records management policies and procedures, planning and implementing records retention programs, managing electronic repositories and providing training and support.

Lisa has been a member of ARMA International and ARMA Milwaukee Chapter since January 2015. She enthusiastically participated in the ARMA International Mentorship Program as a mentee in 2017 to further expand her records management knowledge and professional network.

Education: Graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree.

MEMBER AT LARGE: 

Alanna Hilliard-Smith

Alanna Hilliard-Smith is a Docket Clerk/Information Specialist at Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.  She joined the firm’s Records Department (Central File) in 2010 as a part-time Central File Assistant. Alanna’s primary responsibilities include scheduling docket reminders for court cases, distributing weekly docket reports, maintaining/modifying existing dockets in the database, physical file creation, performing a semi-annual physical file inventory, as well as assisting with database changes, matter transfers, and warehouse requests.  

Education: Alanna holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Business Administration, with emphasis in Information Technology Management.

Contact: ahilliard-smith@gklaw.com

MEMBER AT LARGE: Chair Strategic Vendor Relations Committee

Brian McCann

Brian McCann is the Director of Sales for Tab Products for the Eastern Half of the United States. He has direct sales reps that report to him in various cities in the East and also has direct sales responsibilities in Wisconsin & Northern Illinois.

He has been in the industry since 1985 helping clients with their records and information management needs. Tab’s presence in this industry is known throughout North America and we work in many vertical markets helping clients reach their goals by utilizing many products and services.

This experience is invaluable as different industries have different needs while working towards the same goal of information and governance compliance.

Brian is an Arma Member for both the Chicago and the Milwaukee chapters and was a graduate of Western Illinois University. He is a first time Board Member in 2019. You can lean more from Linkedin
http://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-mccann-a9018610

MEMBER AT LARGE

James Rudy

James Rudy is an Information Governance Supervisor with the law firm of Husch Blackwell. He joined the firm in 2017 and oversees the IG operations for both the Milwaukee and Madison offices. He was previously an Operations Supervisor with Iron Mountain Records Management, working there between 2001 and 2017. While based in the Chicago territory, he became supervisor of Iron Mountain’s Health Information Services campus in 2007. In 2015 he then moved on to lead the operations of several record centers across the Milwaukee Territory.

James holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Carthage College in Kenosha, WI. He also recently completed the Professional Leadership Certificate Program through ARMA International and is pursuing his certification to become a Certified Records Analyst (CRA) from ICRM. An ARMA member since 2018, he begins his second year as an At-Large Member on the Milwaukee board. He can be reached at james.rudy@huschblackwell.com or at 414978571

MEMBER AT LARGE

Saralee Taibleson

Saralee Taibleson is the Central File Coordinator for Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. She started with G&K in 1978. In the last 42 years, she has worked in many areas of the firm.

Saralee’s first ARMA Convention was in 2015, where she made several connections. Although this is her first year serving on the ARMA board, she has served on other committees in the community. In 2017 Saralee was an Unsung Hero recipient. This award is presented by the Wisconsin Law Journal. Saralee is currently studying to obtain her Certified Records Analyst (CRA) certification through ICRM. Saralee can be reached at (414) 287-9226 or via email staibleson@gklaw.com

MEMBER AT LARGE

Ryan Tilot

Ryan has over a decade of experience dedicated to eDiscovery and information law from both the litigation and consulting perspective.  Ryan utilizes his extensive technical background to inform his legal strategy and counsels on smart and effective practices based on his prior experience as a records manager and solutions architect.  He prepares legally defensible, cost-effective, and creative discovery solutions for his clients.  He also writes and frequently speaks on eDiscovery strategy and technology.  Ryan has served as eDiscovery counsel in a wide range of matters, including nationwide employment class action lawsuits, multi-billion-dollar intellectual property litigation, products liability lawsuits, antitrust actions, financial arbitrations, and various governmental investigations.

Some of Ryan’s recent work experience includes:

  • Developing customized and defensible legal hold processes
  • Negotiating ESI protocols
  • Developing tailored and defensible document collection strategies
  • Consulting on the use of document review strategies, technologies, and methods
  • Advising clients on compliance with U.S. and global data privacy laws
  • Preparing client-specific eDiscovery handbooks for in-house legal departments and outside counsel
  • Advising on defensible data disposition projects
  • Preparing record retention policies and record schedules

Prior to joining Redgrave LLP, Ryan was an associate in the eDiscovery & Information Governance group at Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  Ryan is a recognized leader in legal technology and was the lead solutions architect on two projects that won the International Legal Technology Association (“ILTA”) Innovative Project of the Year Award.  He has also been a finalist for the ILTA Knowledge Management Professional of the Year Award. 

ORGANIZATIONAL INVOLVEMENT & MEMBERSHIPS: Chicago Bar Association and ARMA International.  

EDUCATION: J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.  He is admitted to practice in Illinois. 

MEMBER AT LARGE: Website

Maggie Elice Turner

Maggie is the Document Services Supervisor for the City of Milwaukee’s Records Center. Her role as a records professional started in 2006 when she joined the Records Center as a Technician. Under the guidance and mentorship of her hiring manager, Maggie’s knowledge, appreciation, understanding and concern for proper records management allowed her to seamlessly transition into the supervisory role in 2016.

Maggie is also a graduate student at San Jose State University in the Archives and Records Administration program with an expected graduation date of December 2021. At that time, in addition to earning a Master’s Degree she will also have completed all the requirements from the ICRM to become a Certified Records Analyst.

Maggie has been a member of ARMA since 2012, and previously served as Board Secretary from 2016-2018. She can be reached at magtur@milwaukee.gov, or at 414-286-8161.

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