June's Virtual Meeting - Thursday, June 18th

Given the COVID-19 situation, the May ARMA-OKC meeting will be a virtual Zoom meeting.

June Meeting will be held on 06/18/20!

Please RSVP before 12pm 06/16/20!   
RSVP here:  https://tinyurl.com/yar8q39s               

Please still RSVP so we have a count!


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For a session on: Baracus Your Change

Stakeholders always approach you to proactively seek council on change initiatives, right? NO?! Very often, necessary analysis and resources are not considered (or downright avoided) when solutions are selected or defined. This can lead to significant delays, or even cancellation of change, which can become costly, frustrating and time consuming. It creates this viscous cycle of resistance to collaboration and mutual change enablement. Enter the Mr. T of the change world. BAs (Business Analysts) can leverage the BA discipline and associated techniques to not only ensure appropriate objective evaluation and design are engaged before implementation, but even be strategic and holistic with change efforts. (We really aren't that scary…really) In this session, we will introduce the idea of the BA, how to leverage the value of such on your change efforts and how to champion it in your organization.

Lora McCoy is a Certified Business Analysis Professional with over 20 years of experience performing Business Analysis activities as well as Quality Assurance, Project Management and more for change endeavors for many functional areas of a company. This experience spans varying company sizes in multiple industries including Banking and Finance, Service Management, Education, Retail and Oil and Gas. Her passion for helping others is evident in her passion for the profession of Business Analysis. She is dedicated to both the profession and those who perform the skill set for the profession. She currently engages daily in BA consulting efforts, educates for IIBA certification internationally and serves as the Director of Americas Central Region for the IIBA where she applies that passion in the form of mentorship and knowledge sharing.


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12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Presentation

Via Zoom!

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May's Virtual Meeting - Thursday, May 21st

Given the COVID-19 situation, the May ARMA-OKC meeting will be a virtual Zoom meeting.

You must register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kd-ivrDgpHNbtHBvHNsaqOnkAaHy4Gifq
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Introduction to the Professional Petroleum Data Management (PPDM) Association

The Professional Petroleum Data Management (PPDM) Association is a global not-for-profit society within the petrole-um industry that provides leadership for the professionalization of petroleum data management through the develop-ment and dissemination of best practices and standards, education programs, certification programs and professional development opportunities. PPDM represents and supports the needs of operating companies, regulators, software vendors, consulting companies and data management professionals around the globe. During this talk, I will describe how PPDM works with industry to develop standards and best practices and show examples of those. I will also talk about our certification program for Petroleum Data Analysts and describe the process in becoming a CPDA. Data chal-lenges and how PPDM can help overcome them will also be discussed and I will conclude by explaining how PPDM membership can assist you on your data journey.

Speaker Bio: Pam Koscinski has worked in the data management arena of the oil and gas industry for nearly 40 years. She has led data management initiatives in roles at the University of Oklahoma Ener-gy Center, IHS Energy, and Chesapeake Energy. Throughout her career, she has worked with industry and regulators to establish data management communities throughout the United States. Her staunch support of data standards, processes, and principles led her to be active in groups such as PIDX, PIDD, What is a Well and the US Well Identification efforts. Pam takes great pride in passing along needed knowledge to those entering the industry and those still in school hoping to secure jobs in data management. After retirement from Chesapeake, Pam worked with Noah Consulting, Land Information Services, and the Professional Petroleum Management (PPDM) Association. Pam has been involved in PPDM since the late 1980’s, served on their Board of Directors and now works exclusively for them as a consultant. Pam and her husband, Doug, have lived in Norman, Oklahoma for most of their married life, celebrating 50 years of marriage in 2016. They have two wonderful sons and daughter-in-laws, six beautiful grandchildren and love spending time with all of them.

Working Remotely? Craving some RIM talk? Join ARMA-Tulsa's virtual meetng tomorrow at 12PM!

Welcome to one of the strangest times in history…
If you’re like me and working remotely and looking for things to keep you mentally and socially stimulated, might I suggest ARMA-Tulsa’s Speaker Series tomorrow afternoon with Mark A. Emery, starting at 12pm.
The session will be handled through Teams. Just click the link in this post to connect tomorrow at 12pm.
Thank you and much thanks to ARMA-Tulsa for having a virtual meeting this month!         

From: ARMA-Tulsa
Subject: March 19, ARMA Tulsa Speaker Series - Virtual

This is your invite to the last of our Speaker Series for the ARMA 2019-2020 Season.
Our meeting will be virtual, using Office365 Teams (See information below)

Our Speaker is Mark A. Emery:

Mark A Emery is a talented resource in the Records Information Management (RIM) and Information Governance (IG) industry.  A graduate of the University of Missouri Columbia with Bachelor of Science in Business and Environmental Sciences, and has successfully spent the past 20 years in the RIM/IG helping clients with their challenges and developing Records Information Management (RIM), Information Governance (IG) and Electronic Content Management (ECM), Professional Services and Compliance based Software (SaaS) Solutions.  As Senior Advisor with Iron Mountain he helps his clients identify their information assets and improve access to them, mitigate risks, and ways to appropriately protect and retain their information assets along with cutting and controlling overall related costs.  He is a leader in business, a consultant, speaker and writer.

Please Welcome Mark to ARMA Tulsa!


+1 918-984-4830   United States, Tulsa (Toll)

Conference ID: 541 179 214#


Spring Seminar Cancelled

For the health and safety of our members and all attendees, we are cancelling the ARMA-OKC Spring Seminar on Thursday, April 16, 2020.

Additional information will be provided to paid registrants as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, please contact amanda.lemon@oneok.com.

Thank you,

The ARMA-OKC Board

February Meeting - Thursday, February 20th

Please RSVP before 12pm on 02/18/20!   
RSVP here:  https://tinyurl.com/yar8q39s               

Join us Thursday, February 20th
At (our regular location)

For a session on: Navigating Oklahoma’s Medical Marijuana Laws in the Workplace

In June 2018, Oklahoma voters approved State Question 788, legalizing the use of medical marijuana for those with certain medical conditions.  This law went into effect August 30, 2019.  McAfee & Taft Labor & Employment attorney Paul Ross will discuss how these laws are affecting employer policies & drug testing procedures and ways for employers to maintain a safe workplace.

Paul Ross is a trial lawyer whose primary practice involves the representation of employers in labor and employment disputes.  His experience includes first-chair management of discrimination, retaliation and wrongful discharge matters in both federal and state courts, trail and appellate, as well as in arbitration and before governmental agencies.  He routinely represents employers in a wide variety of matters, including claims arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1946, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, The Fair Labor Standards Act and other federal and state laws governing employers.

Paul also provides training and on-demand advice to employers regarding litigation avoidance and assists in day-to-day planning and decision-making, discrimination and harassment investigation, development of policies and procedures, employment contracts, non-competition and confidentiality agreements, reduction-in-force, and alternatives to reductions-in-force.  His diverse client base includes municipalities and nonprofit organizations as well as companies engaged in a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, energy, telecommunications, retail and business services.

Paul Previously served as leader of the firm’s Labor and Employment Group, one of the largest of its kind in the region.  He is a highly regarded speaker on issues in employment law, regularly addressing various human resource groups and management-level employees and is an editor and contributing author to the Oklahoma Employment Law Letter.  He has also provided training to other Oklahoma lawyers on employment law topics through the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Law of the Workplace program in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.


RSVP online by clicking on the following link: https://tinyurl.com/yar8q39s

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Lunch/Networking
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Presentation

Catered Lunch at a Cost of $15:
Entrée: Beef Lasagna, Sweet Corn, Glazed Carrots, Garlic Bread and Garden Salad
Dessert: Italian Cream Cake 
Drinks: Water, Iced Tea, and Assorted Soft Drinks

January Meeting - Thursday, January 16th!

Zoom attendance available!

Please RSVP before 12pm on 01/14/20!   
RSVP here:  https://tinyurl.com/yar8q39s               

Join us Thursday, January 16th
At (our regular location)


Remotely via Zoom:

For a session on:  Information3  The Intersection of Information Security, Information Governance and Information Management

The new year is a time for reflection and resolution, an opportunity to look back at successes and challenges and to look forward with focus and direction.  Barbara Cross presents a personal perspective as she discusses her 30+ year career as an information professional and the optimism she feels about the future. 

Barbara Cross is Vice President of Information Security at Sony Pictures Entertainment where she is the Information Security Officer and responsible for leading information governance, data loss prevention, training & awareness, and privacy programs.

Barbara has over 30 years of experience in the fields of Information Management , Information Security and Privacy.  She has been with Sony Pictures for 19 years, leading the Records and Information Management Program prior to joining the Information Security team.

Barbara holds a MLS in Library Science and Information Science from UCLA, and a B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  She is a Certified Records Manager and most recently, Barbara obtained her credentials as Certified Information Security Professional (CISSP).

Barbara is a member of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of ARMA where she has been a member for over 20 years.  She has served on the Board as Past President, President, Director of Education, Director of Technology, and CRM liaison.  In addition to ARMA, Barbara is a member of AIIM, ISSA (Information Systems Security Association) and ISC2.

Barbara is a champion for the Executive Women’s Foundation (EWF), an organization serving emerging leaders and female executives in the Information Security, Privacy and Risk industries.  She is active in the EWF Lift mentoring program and pursuing their Master Mentor designation.

On the personal side, Barbara loves to read, hike and travel.


RSVP online by clicking on the following link: https://tinyurl.com/yar8q39s

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Lunch/Networking
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Presentation

Catered Lunch at a Cost of $15:
Menu forthcoming... 

December Meeting - Thursday, Dec. 12th

Please RSVP before 12pm on 12/10/19!   
RSVP here:  https://tinyurl.com/yar8q39s                           


Please see the Merry Market 2019 list provided by Positive Tomorrows to use as a shopping guide for donation items needed.

Positive Tomorrows began in 1989 as a collaborative effort of community organizations that recognized the educational needs of homeless children were not being met.  Founding partners included Oklahoma City Public Schools, the State Department of Education, Campfire USA, Neighborhood Services Organization and the YWCA. As an affiliate of the OKC Public School System, our purpose was to help homeless  families collect needed documentation to enroll their children into a public school.  From our founding  until 2006, that was what we did.  Then, a change in the Federal Grant guidelines  caused us to become ineligible for government funding. While many of our students still came from the OKC Public Schools, we were no longer formally affiliated.  Today, Positive Tomorrows is a private, tuition-free  elementary school meeting the educational needs and social service needs of homeless children and their families!


RSVP online by clicking on the following link: https://tinyurl.com/yar8q39s

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Lunch/Networking
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Presentation

Catered Lunch is *FREE:
Meal: Hideaway Pizza, Salad, and Drinks
* Lunch will be free with a donation to Positive Tomorrows Merry Market!

Thanks to Patty Sanders and A-1 Freeman