Greater New Orleans Chapter of ARMA

What is GNO-ARMA?

The Greater New Orleans Chapter of ARMA (GNO-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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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.

Well-being and the Importance of Self-care

Do you have time dedicated each day to focus on your own well-being? If you don't, you really should! Self-care is not selfish! Before the hustle and bustle of the holidays and the stress of setting a New Year’s resolution gets the better of you, join ARMA Madison on December 14th for a much-needed program on how to improve our overall well-being. Cindy Chmura is a Cyber Security Senior Manager at Deloitte Services, LP, in Detroit where she leads the US firm’s eDiscovery efforts. In her position, she also serves as a Well-being Leader and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Champion. Many of you may recognize Cindy from other ARMA programs and conferences. For the last 15 years, she has been very active as the Great Lakes Region Chapter Advisor, ARMA Values Task Force member, and various Detroit Chapter Board of Director positions. Cindy is also the newest Director elected to the ARMA International Board of Directors.

Records Requests in the time of the Pandemic and Beyond

Join Jennifer Snyder and Matt Russell from GovQA as they present findings on the influx of complexity and volume of electronic informational requests during the time of the pandemic and beyond. GovQA has recently conducted a study of over 250 different state and local governments and has measured anonymized data on a quarterly basis, which has produced jaw dropping evidence of new complexities that didn't exist 5 years ago in the way people request information and exchange data. During the presentation GovQA will go over how this statistically significant data can be used to understand the mechanics of the public records process; data management best practices, assess the impact of significant events on information sharing; forecast the future state of the industry; and support tech investments to streamline workflows. For those interested in learning more, a brief demo will be available after the presentation.

Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021

Cost: Free

Location: Cyberspace

Continuing education: 1 CMP

RSVP: Please RSVP by May 19th if you plan to attend; regrets 24 hours.