Mitigating Risk Through Effective Records Retention
Records Management for Small Businesses
Pat Vice, CRM, FAI
Mitigating risk through effective records retention programs will identify (1) risks of not having a developed retention program, (2) steps to establishing a retention program, (3) how technology and business requirements impact your business, and (4) the need for all companies, small, medium and large need to establish policies and procedures.
Patricia Vice, CRM, FAI, President of Patricia Vice, CRM & Associates, Inc., which is a Houston-based Records and Information Management Consulting firm.  The firm provides consulting services to both government, public and privately held organizations internationally.
She is a well-known speaker and lecturer in the records and information management industry, conducting seminars for numerous professional associations, university programs, and various industry specific associations.
As Chairman of ARMA International Technical Research Committee, Ms. Vice authored and edited numerous technical research publications, currently available through ARMA.  She has chaired three different Educational Foundations during her career.
Pat is one of only 51 Professional Records Managers internationally inducted into the prestigious Company of Fellow of ARMA 2002, which is the highest award granted to professionals in her industry.  Her selection was based on contributions she has made to the Records and Information discipline in the last 34 years.
In 2009 she started a document shredding company, Texas Security Shredding, and has been working on building that company during the past three years.