Debbie brings more than 30 years of information management experience to her work in records inventory, data classification, and defensible disposition, as well as project management, information governance program implementation, email and legacy data cleanup, training, and security risk assessments. Her work has benefited clients in a variety of industries, including public utilities, retail, manufacturing, business-to-business services, financial services, education and healthcare.
In the late-1980’s, long before document imaging was commonplace, Debbie saw the value of OCR processing, and managed one of the first large-scale litigation support projects based on the technology. She continued to pioneer the use of new techniques and technology for managing information through the 1990’s, joining Computer Forensics Inc. in Seattle, Washington as Vice President and Senior Consultant in 2000—one of only two nationally-recognized companies providing computer forensics services at that time.
Through her imaging and forensics work for companies both large and small, it became increasingly clear to Debbie that businesses faced a growing and inevitably dangerous problem—too much information. Her focus has shifted over the last decade to helping clients proactively manage their information before it creates greater risk and expense. She keeps a vigilant eye on how new technologies become part of the fabric of information governance, and helped establish her prior firm’s Information Governance practice group. Debbie actively promotes the understanding and practice of good information governance through her publications and speaking for professional associations such as AHIMA, AIIM, ARMA International, HCCA, and ISACA.
Debbie is an Information Governance Professional and a Certified Records Manager, and holds additional certifications in organizational development, information organization and access, and SharePoint.