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ARMA International Merges With Information Coalition

Tuesday, October 9, 2018  
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ARMA International is proud to announce its merger with the Information Coalition. ARMA International is the world's leading membership organization serving the professionals who manage and govern information assets, providing best practices, standards, and education, while running an annual conference, this year in Anaheim, CA from Oct 22-24. The Information Coalition ran an annual conference focused on high-level information strategy called the Information Governance Conference (InfoGovCon), at the Rhode Island Convention Center, and developed best practices around how companies both leverage and protect organizational information.

Given the strategic alignment between the organizations, the two have merged under the ARMA International brand, which has significantly more history and name recognition in the information space. In the newly combined organization, current ARMA International CEO, Jocelyn Gunter, remains CEO while Information Coalition President, Nick Inglis, comes aboard as executive director of content & programming, leading initiatives to align the two organizations' resources and develop strategy to bring the new organization into broader markets.

Of the merger, Inglis says, "Today is a great day for the professionals who both manage and govern information, as we bring the subject matter expertise of both organizations together for unified guidance for organizations worldwide. I genuinely believe that we will be able to accomplish more for the profession together than we ever could have separately, and I'm so excited for the combined future of the organizations. I'm incredibly proud of the accomplishments of the Information Coalition, and I look forward to the future accomplishments of a newly combined ARMA International."

Gunter says, "In addition to the strong alignment in our vision, two very clear opportunities came to light. First, it was clear that the Information Coalition team would be a great fit to help bring ARMA’s strategic initiatives to fruition. Secondly, the Information Coalition and InfoGovCon brands present a great opportunity to expand our reach and awareness to those who have never known the ARMA brand and to those who may have become disenfranchised with the ARMA brand. We’re truly taking big, innovative leaps here at ARMA and multiplying our value to the community. This merger is an important part of our forward momentum, but it’s not the only thing new about ARMA. Sometimes you need something big like this to get the attention of both your supporters and detractors so that they hear you and believe the change is more than just talk.”

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