In 1952, the organization changed its name to the “Records Management Association of Milwaukee.” During the 1955-56 chapter year, the local group joined the national American Records Management Association as the Milwaukee Chapter.
In 1975, the American Records Management Association and the Association of Records Executives and Administrators (AREA) merged their organizations to form the Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA). Today, the association is known as ARMA International – The Association for Information Management Professionals.
The Milwaukee Chapter hosted the 1960 National ARMA Convention. In 1979, the Milwaukee Chapter was recognized as Medium Chapter of the Year, and one of its members – Dr. David Goodman, CRM, FAI – was named an ARMA Fellow in 2002.
ARMA INTERNATIONAL CHAPTER LUMINARY AWARD
ARMA International awards recognize individual professionals, organizations, and ARMA International chapters for outstanding achievement – the records management and information governance profession at its best!
This award recognizes chapters that have inspired or influenced others by fulfilling their obligations in an outstanding manner and produced a chapter of the highest quality and excellence by accomplishing one or more of the following:
· Introduced new products or services for its members
· Developed new methods to provide a more efficient and cost effective service
· Provided relevant and timely ideas and assistance to ARMA HQ for the future of the profession
· Promoted ARMA International’s strategic goals and objectives
· Shared resources across chapters and regions to assist others to flourish
ARMA INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION
The membership of ARMA International includes a global network of more than 10,000 records and information management professionals in the United States, Canada, and 30-plus other countries. ARMA members hold positions as records managers, archivists, corporate librarians, imaging specialists, legal professionals, information technology managers, consultants, and educators; and they are employed in a wide variety of public and private organizations, such as government, legal, healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, and utilities.
The ARMA Milwaukee Chapter is part of the Great Lakes Region, which includes ARMA International Chapters from Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio. Individual chapters within the region are as follows:
- Milwaukee Chapter
- Madison Chapter