President's Welcome Letter

Hello Mile-High Denver Chapter of ARMA members and friends, 

I hope you are enjoying your summer. I cannot wait to see you virtually at our September meeting for our first educational meeting of the Chapter year. My name is Jennie Gift and I am your 2020-2021 President for the Mile-High Denver Chapter of ARMA. I recently stepped into the position because James Kennedy had to step down due to personal issues. I am an East Coast transplant from the Washington DC area and relocated to Denver in 2018 for a new position at Shred Nations and Record Nations. Prior to the relocation, I served on the Greater Washington DC ARMA Chapter board.  

As the new Chapter year kicks off I know that we all had to adjust to our new normal. The last 7 months have brought a change to the way we work, how we manage records and connect with our fellow chapter members. Our board has been meeting virtually, busy planning for a great year of education, virtual networking and fun. 

Our theme for this Chapter year is The Changing Environment of the Information Management World. We will have a range of educational meetings that meet the needs of all our members. We are starting the year off September 22 with Shawn Cheadle General Counsel for Lockheed Martin Corporation. We plan to host this chapter year online until we know that it is safe to host in person events again. We hope this allows for members from other chapters to join our educational meetings and take advantage of the education our meetings provide. We also will sneak in some fun activities such as virtual happy hours and networking events. Because the events of COVID unfolded as our Spring Seminar would have taken place we had to cancel the event. This year, we plan to bring the Seminar to you virtually that Carol Ann and the rest of the Spring Seminar Committee worked very hard on. Stay tuned for the details of this event as we work through hosting it online for the first time. 

Please look for updated information on our website as we will frequently add items of interest. We will send out a survey after our Tuesday meeting. We want to know how we can best serve you as a Board during these times. We know that we are all learning to adjust to the new normal and hope we can help bring you educational meetings that are of value. 

Please do not hesitate to contact myself or any one of our Board Members if you have any questions or need assistance with anything.

I look forward to a fantastic year with my new home chapter!!

Jennie Gift, CRA, CSDS