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Board of Directors – 2019 Election Information
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2019 Election Results

The Election Management Task Force has received and validated the results of the Board of Directors election which concluded on February 1. There were 856 ballots cast for a total voter turnout of 15%.

Below is the percentage and number of votes cast for each candidate. The newly elected board members will take office July 1.

President Elect

  • Jason Stearns, by acclamation


  • Wendy McLain, 229 votes / 26.8%
  • 2nd Bradlee Davis, 148 votes / 17.3%
  • 3rd Andrew SanAgustin, 125 votes / 14.6%
  • 4th Andrew Ysasi, 113 votes / 13.2%
  • 5th Tim Callister, 91 votes / 10.6%
  • 6th Phil Guenther, 88 votes / 10.3%
  • 7th Dylan Williams, 41 votes / 4.8%
  • 8th James Kennedy, 21 votes / 2.5%




For this election cycle, the Election Management Task Force will be filling the following two positions beginning July 1, 2019:

  • President-Elect – The president-elect serves a one-year term beginning on July 1, 2019, moves to president for a one-year term, and serves the final one-year term as immediate past president/chair of the board. The position concludes on June 30, 2022.
  • Director (one position available) – The director serves a three-year term from July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2022.

Role of the ARMA International Board of Directors
The primary focus for board members is on the strategic level – a focus on the long-term vision and not on the administrative or programmatic means of attaining any specific goals or objectives. Board members are also responsible for policies and practices that reflect the board’s values and communicate the ends to be achieved and the means to be avoided. 

The board has a fiduciary obligation to the association members. This is a position of trust, which requires that board members always act in the best interests of the membership and the profession, and not in the best interests of the board, individual members of the board, or the individual board member’s employer. A board member commits to conduct himself or herself loyally, impartially, and for the benefit of the association.

Please review the information contained in the ARMA International Board of Directors Position Qualifications and Responsibilities document. 

Time Commitment
The board meets in person two times per year, in the spring and fall. The fall board meeting takes place directly before the annual conference, which is held in the city that hosts that year’s conference. The board also has a monthly conference call, and members are expected to be prepared for each call and familiar with the agenda. Board responsibilities may include working on task forces, taking part in e-mail exchanges and communications, and representing the association at selected events.

Successful candidates for the current open board positions are invited, but not required, to attend the board’s in-person strategic planning spring meeting in Kansas City on March 21-22, 2019. 

Conflict of Interest
Per the association’s governance policies, every member of the board of directors is required to sign a conflict of interest statement.  Members are required to disclose actual or potential conflicts to the board of directors and may be asked to take certain action because of a conflict.

Expense Coverage
Pre-approved travel, housing, and daily meal allowances are paid or reimbursed for board members traveling on ARMA business.

Submission Requirements for Self-Nomination
Submit a current resume or at least the equivalent in the form of a LinkedIn profile, a professional head-shot photo (not required, but strongly encouraged), biography, and a statement as to why you want to serve on the ARMA board, why you meet the listed qualifications, and the contributions you can bring to the board. Also required is a letter from your employer (if applicable; not to be published) that indicates support of the time commitment involved in board service.

Before submitting, please review the ARMA International Board of Directors Position Qualifications and Responsibilities document to ensure you meet the qualifications. 

These materials will be made public and may be used by ARMA International should you be elected, including the head-shot photo. 

In addition, please respond to the following questions for the specific position for which you are running:


  • What are some key areas that you think our membership will need to focus on to reinforce its leadership in the broader world of information governance?
  • How will you strategically build on ARMA's vision and mission to continue to advance the professions of RIM and information governance and their professionals?
  • What do you envision the association will look like in ten years?


  • What are some key areas that you think our membership will need to focus on to reinforce its leadership in the broader world of information governance?
  • Describe an occasion in which you led a group through change?
  • What are the top two issues ARMA should focus on in the next 12 months, and why?

The deadline to notify ARMA of your intention for self-nomination is October 31, 2018. Send your self-nomination to Once you have submitted your nomination, the deadline to submit all the required materials is November 9, 2018. Submit your materials and responses via electronic form. Late submissions will not be accepted. All materials submitted (other than the employer support letter) will be posted to the ARMA website prior to voting in January. 

Nominations for Board
Do you know someone who would make a great addition to the board and meets the stated qualifications? The deadline to send your nominations to is October 31, 2018. Nominations should include the necessary phone numbers and e-mail address for the nominee. ARMA International will contact the person directly to confirm interest.   

Those nominees who pursue a seat will also have the deadline of November 9, 2018, to submit their materials. Materials and responses must be submitted via electronic form. by November 9, 2018.

Please send all questions to