|To ARMA members and friends, effective |
When I joined ARMA in the spring of 2015, we had two very specific goals:, I will retire from ARMA International. This was a bittersweet and very personal decision for me, but leaders always hope to leave their organizations in a stronger position than where they found them, and thanks to my staff, our volunteers, and our board of directors, I believe we have done just that.
- Glossary of Records and Information Management Terms, 5th Edition
(ARMA International TR 22-2016)
- The Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles®
- Job Descriptions for Records and Information Management (PDF)
- The Information Governance Maturity Model
You’ll hear more about Jocelyn in next month’s Info Pro, but rest assured she has the right leadership qualities and skills and is the right person to work with our board to take ARMA International to new heights.
Lastly, I want to thank the ARMA board members for their vision, leadership, and support. Your board is comprised of the industry’s best, who, along with Jocelyn, are poised to provide even greater value to you. Knowing what ARMA currently has under development and in store for our membership in the coming years truly excites me.
As I leave, I can say ARMA is in great hands. Thanks to the strength of our members and business partners, our improved relationships with our chapters and regions, a more membership-focused organization, and the leadership and support of the board and staff, ARMA today is a much stronger association and well positioned to better serve its members going forward.
We’ve accomplished a lot but have more to do. As a former military man, I want to quote one of my previous mentors, Lieutenant General Mike Hough, who said:
“One rarely accomplishes great things by themselves. Instead, they stand on the shoulders of those who have gone before and those who stand around them.”
I have been fortunate to have had this opportunity to know and get to work with you and our community and stand on your shoulders. My many thanks.
For me, I’m going to follow the lead of so many of you who’ve become active volunteers. I look forward to working with you and learning from you in this new role.
Here’s to the bright future of ARMA International!
Bob Baird, CEO, ARMA International
February 19, 2017
Bob Baird to resign from ARMA CEO effective 3/31
From the Feb 2016 ARMA InfoPro newsletter: