i-SIGMA Recognizes Members with Awards of Honor
April 24, 2019
Phoenix, Ariz., April 24, 2019 – The International Secure Information Governance & Management Association™ (i-SIGMA™) announced earlier this month at the NAID & PRISM International Conference & Expo in Denver, CO the recipients of the Member of the Year Award and the Presidents’ Award. Eric Haas formerly of A.R.M.S. Inc. and Thomas J. Seibert of Business Records Management, Inc. were each bestowed the Member of the Year Award. The recipient of the Presidents’ Award was Tom Adams, President & CMO for Flourish Press Inc., Founder of Webvitality, and Author of You Are the Logo
In the tradition of NAID, every year the association’s Executive Committee singles out an individual with the presentation of the Member of the Year Award. According to i-SIGMA co-President, Angie Singer Keating of Reclamere, Inc., “With the merger of NAID and PRISM International being less than a year old, it seemed fitting to honor two member representatives this year.”
Co-President, Christopher Jones of Secure Records Solutions, said of Thomas J. Seibert of Business Records Management, Inc who also serves on the Board of Directors, “I remember the moment when the merger deal died in a PRISM Board Meeting. We’d decided we weren’t going to move forward with the discussions. If Tom Seibert hadn’t rounded each board member up and encouraged us all to come back to the table, the merger wouldn’t have happened. I think all iSIGMA members can see the value of the merger after the success of our joint conference in Denver. If it weren’t for Tom, we wouldn’t have experienced that.”
The other recipient for this prestigious honor was Eric Haas formerly of A.R.M.S. Inc. and former NAID President. i-SIGMA CEO Bob Johnson shared that, “Eric’s determination, research, and work during the merger helped to see it through for NAID. It makes sense that the Executive Committee found it befitting to name him for this award.”
Unlike Member of the Year, The President’s Award – and this year’s first ever Presidents’ Award – is not given out annually; only occasionally to acknowledge those who have given a sustained and lasting contribution to the secure information destruction industry. In NAID’s 25-year history, it has been bestowed 14 times. This year, the i-SIGMA co-Presidents, Jones and Singer Keating, found it fit to
Name a person who they felt was more than deserving given their service to NAID, PRISM International, and i-SIGMA, Tom Adams, President
& CMO for Flourish Press Inc., Founder of Webvitality, and Author of You Are the Logo.
“Honoring Tom Adams was just something that we knew we needed to do for his extraordinary work in leading our merger to successful completion. He was probably the only person with such deep knowledge of both associations, that also had the professional experience and emotional intelligence to make this happen. We board members can sometimes have big egos and all of us deeply loved our professional associations. Channeling those egos and passions toward our new, combined association required patience, tact, and tenacity. Tom was our beacon and our shepherd. Without him, I truly don’t know if the merger would have happened.”
i-SIGMA is proud to honor each of these individuals for their contributions to the industry and association.
The International Secure Information Governance & Management
Association™ (i-SIGMA™) is the parent association for the National Association for Information® (NAID®) and PRISM International™ (Professional Records and Information Services Management®). Under one umbrella members have access to more tools and learning opportunities. A stronger association, combined credibility and the resources of both NAID and PRISM International also mean the association can better support members and better address regulators, policymakers, and decision makers. www.isigmaonline.org
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