February Meeting

February 19, 2019
11:00 AM MST - 1:00 PM MST
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PPA Event Center
2105 Decatur Street
Denver, CO 80211
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Digital Transformation at Hormel Foods and the Impact on RIM/IG

Hormel Foods Corporation is in the midst of a digital transformation and cultural shift. What does it mean for a company traditionally tied to a myriad of paper-based processes and procedures? How is RIM transforming itself to meet the needs of the business and help IT deal with the transition? The presentation will provide insight into the dos and don’ts for making the transition as painless as possible.

Dynessa Nordrum

Dynessa Nordrum is the Supervisor of Records and Information Management at Hormel Foods Corporation. She has over 20 years of Records and Information Management experience in a variety of industries, including food and beverage, electric and gas utilities, and chemicals. She is currently serving as the Region Director for the Midwest Rocky Mountain Region of ARMA International.

PPA Event Center
Address: 2105 Decatur St, Denver, CO 80211
Business Partner Workshop: 11:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
Meeting Registration/Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m
Meeting Presentation: 12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
Wrap-up: 12:50 - 1:00 p.m.

The Push & Pull of Privacy vs. Retention Compliance

Since the passage of GDPR and most recently California’s Consumer Privacy Act, organizations are facing disparate edicts from privacy compliance versus records retention compliance. For instance, how long should personnel files containing personal information be retained if a former employee demands return of his data per privacy regulations, but the organization has a retention requirement of 40 years after termination of the employee? 

In this session, Mr. Isaza will discuss best legal practices for addressing such conflicting requirements, based in large part on his unique perspective into the practices of organizations across the globe. During this live webinar participants will: 

1) Take away concrete examples of areas where privacy legislation and retention requirements may conflict 
2) Obtain best practice advice from a legal expert on ways these challenges can be addressed 
3) Assess how on-line tools can assist with policy management of these conflicts 

This workshop presentation will be conducted as a live webinar.  To access live webinar, please use the following link:


John Isaza, Esq.

John Isaza, Esq., FAI is the CEO of Information Governance Solutions, LLC, a technology-enabled provider of global regulatory retention requirements. He is also a Partner at Rimon, PC, where he heads the records and information management (RIM) practice.  He is one of the country’s foremost experts on RIM issues, electronic discovery, and legal holds. He has developed information governance and records retention programs for some of the most highly regulated Fortune 100 companies, including related regulatory research and opinions in over 130 countries. His clients range from the Fortune 100 to startups.

Prior to joining Rimon, John was cofounder and Partner of Howett Isaza Law Group, a boutique law firm specializing in corporate compliance matters, complex business, real estate, construction, employment and environmental litigation.  Immediately prior to that, he served as in-house General Counsel to a publicly traded medical device manufacturer, now owned by Abbott Laboratories.  John rounds out his previous experience with over a decade as a trial lawyer specializing in business, environmental contamination, products liability and construction defects.  During that time, he served as Arbitrator for the Los Angeles Superior Court.  John attended Boston College Law School, where he served as Notes & Comments Editor of the International Law Review.  In 1989, he served as Judicial Extern in the United States District Court of Massachusetts, Honorable David S. Nelson.

John is a highly sought-after speaker in the ARMA, AIIM, ABA, American Bankers and IT compliance and continuing legal education circuits. John serves on various committees of the ABA, including the Cyberspace Law Committee and the E-Discovery and Digital Evidence Committee; he is a contributing author to the ABA’s Internet Law for Business Lawyers, 2nd Edition, as well as ARMA’s Recordkeeping Principles Metrics & Audit Guide; he is past President of the Greater Los Angeles ARMA Chapter and of the Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County; he served on the Board of Directors of ARMA International, the Orange County Bar Association, and he currently serves on the Board of Orange County’s Public Law Center. John co-authored a book entitled 7 Steps for Legal Holds of ESI & Other Documents released in July 2009. He is the 2008 recipient of ARMA’s prestigious Britt Literary Award, and his writings have been featured in The American Lawyer’s Law.com and quoted in The Wall Street Journal.  In 2011, John was named the 45th Fellow of ARMA International (the “FAI” designation after his name) - the highest honor bestowed by the professional association of records and information managers.



A very special thank you to this month's Business Partner Gold Level meeting sponsor!




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