Magazine article Information Management

Director Midwest/Rocky Mountain Region Two-Year Term, 2000-2002: Cheryl Lynn Pederson

Magazine article Information Management

Director Midwest/Rocky Mountain Region Two-Year Term, 2000-2002: Cheryl Lynn Pederson

Article excerpt

Now Corporate Records Policy Manager for Cargill, Cheryl Pederson began her professional career in Cargill's Law Department, serving first as a Legal Secretary, subsequently advancing to the position of Paralegal, Litigation and Trademarks - then to the post of Legal Records Administrator.

To her Region Director candidacy, Pederson brings expertise in the following areas:

RM program management

Records inventory

Records retention

Active records RM technology systems


RM department management staffing, budgeting, administration

RM corporate policies

Pederson's Cargill experience has allowed her to develop skills in supervision, communication, budgeting, leadership, and records management. It has also given her the opportunity to work with Cargill employees worldwide developing RIM procedures. In addition, Pederson has served as Cargill's Loaned Executive to United Way, making presentations, providing speakers, supplying educational materials, coordinating special events, and assisting with fundraising strategies.

Other community service includes her work on the Board of Directors and the Finance/Fundraising Committee for the Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women. She is also a member of the Minnesota Ballet Guild, an organization she has served as both Vice President and as Treasurer.

Pederson attended the Minnesota School of Business and has supplemented her education in law, accounting, supervision, and professional development by extending her computer literacy range to Amipro, Docs Open, Lotus 1-2-3, Lotus Freelance, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Skupsky Retention Manager, and TRIM.

Pederson's current and previous ARMA positions/honors include:


President, Twin Cities Chapter

Chair, Board of Directors

Member, Spring Conference Committee Vice Chair, Spring Conference Committee

Chair, Spring Conference Committee President Elect

Member, Awards/Teller Committee

Member, Electronic Document/

E-mail Committee

Chapter Member of the Year (twice)

Professional Achievement Award

Large Company of the Year Award Region

Attended Great Lakes Region

Leadership Conferences

Organized and hosted Region

Leadership Conference at Mall of America

Facilitated Region Leadership Meetings

Attended/facilitated numerous chapter meetings

Association Director, Midwest/Rocky Mountain

Region, 1998 to present

ARMA International Conferences, 1990-99

Region and Operational meetings prior to ARMA conferences

Position Statement

1. What key strengths or skills do you possess that will make you an effective member of the Board of Directors?

As a member of the ARMA International Board of Directors, I will bring to the table my leadership skills, communication skills and my enthusiasm for the membership, the association and the profession as a whole. I believe leadership skills are learned. My leadership skills have been enhanced due to my management position held at Cargill in addition to the positions I currently hold as a volunteer on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Ballet Guild, Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women and ARMA International. Open communications is an area in which I am strong. Listening and responding to issues and needs of the regions, chapters and individual members is of utmost importance and one area in which I seek continuous improvement. Enthusiasm for my profession and this organization is proven by my involvement at the chapter region and international levels.

2. What do you see as ARMA International's future roles and responsibilities in light of changes in the workplace and less time for volunteering?

Our new workplace requires us to do our work even quicker, more efficiently and with less resources than we ever have before. …

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