Greater New Orleans Chapter of ARMA

What is GNO-ARMA?

The Greater New Orleans Chapter of ARMA is a chapter of ARMA International which serves the Greater New Orleans area. Our Chapter has been serving the records and information management community since 1964. Throughout our storied history, the Greater New Orleans Chapter has been instrumental is providing education, support and networking opportunities to professionals in the region. As our industry changes, our Chapter is dedicated to facilitating the professional growth of our membership and the continued support of the ARMA International mission.

The authority on managing information

ARMA International is the world's leading membership organization serving almost 6,000 professionals who manage and govern information.

ARMA International's vision and mission statements:

Vision Statement

ARMA is the driving force in the promotion and advocacy of information management professionals.

Mission Statement

  ARMA International is committed to providing our community of members and information management professionals with industry best practices and opportunities for professional development, ongoing education, and networking.  

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Members of the ARMA community are advancing their careers and helping to shape the future of the information profession. ARMA is first and foremost, a community - JOIN the leading community of information professionals by becoming a Professional Member today.

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50+ Years of Service

The Greater New Orleans Chapter of ARMA International is celebrating 50-plus years of leadership in the New Orleans Area!

In the 2012- 2013 chapter year, which coincided with its fiftieth year in operation, GNO-ARMA had the distinction of earning the only GOLD level Chapter Merit Award in the association, meeting several criteria towards ARMA International's overall mission.

Upcoming Events

GNO-ARMA has regular educational meetings on a monthly basis, except during the summer and around the holidays.

Coming March 23, 2023

The Calm Before The Storm: Preparing for Recovery

Date: March 23, 2023

In every geographical area of the world, there are disasters created by humans and nature. While each organization plans for evacuating buildings, protecting people and property, the same care, and attention to planning should be placed on the records of the organization. If information is an important asset, the planning for the protection of this asset prior to a disaster is paramount.


Cost: FreeLocation: Cyberspace Continuing education: 1 CMPRSVP:  Please RSVP by March 22  if you plan to attend; regrets 24 hours.

About the Speaker

Deborah Robbins, CRM, CIP   is the current Chair of the ICRM Mentoring Committee, and leads a weekly CRA/CRM Study Group. She has been working as a RIM professional for almost 20 years and currently works for TFE, Inc. She has experience in federal, city, and county governments, as well as legal, finance, education, utilities, and private sectors. She is a frequent speaker at RIM seminars and conferences, leading sessions on compliance, business continuity, data mapping, professional development, and developing training for RIM.

Coming April - May 2023

Spring Seminar-Mania 3

Spring Seminar-Mania 3 is a collaborative effort between 13 local ARMA chapters that will feature 13 virtual educational sessions that are all free! 

Click on the link below for event details.

In Memorial

Julia S. Vercher

MARCH 6, 1939 – NOVEMBER 18, 2022

Julia Ann Vercher passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family. Julia was born in Campti, Louisiana March 6, 1939. She graduated in 1957 from Montgomery High School. She met Bernell Vercher at Montgomery High School and they were married in 1957.

She is preceded in death by her father, the late Albert Jackson Smith, and her mother, Mary Julia Smith, and her siblings, Jackson “Jackie” Henry Smith, Charles Richard Smith, and, Marjorie Virginia Looney. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years F. Bernell Vercher, her children, William Vercher, and, Rebecca Beadle (Danny), sister, Linda Sue Fredieu (Robert), granddaughters, Kathryn Vercher, Heather Bourg (Joey), Kimberly McDonald, and great-granddaughter, Alexis Frost. She adored her many nieces and nephews and had a special relationship with one of her great-nieces, Laila Fredieu. She also had a special relationship with Jody Ethridge who was like a daughter to her.

Julia managed the Records Department at Stone Pigman Law Firm and was a part of the firm for 35 years. Julia was instrumental in moving the firm from its 3 x 5 index card system to its first records software program. Julia loved her years at the firm and had a blast with her friends and co-workers. She retired in July 2020.  

She loved life and was quick-witted, clever, loving, and quite the prankster. In addition to caring for her family, Julia took care of many others during her life with her time, resources, and prayers.

Julia will be missed for her encouraging words as a mentor, fellow employee and long-time GNO-ARMA member.