Alan Andolsen "Mentor of the Year" Award

The ICRM announces Ellie Maier, CRM, CBCP, as the Recipient of the 2016 Alan Andolsen Award

The 2016 Alan Andolsen Award was presented to Ellie Maier, CRM, CBCP, on Saturday, September 24, 2016, during the Annual Business Meeting hosted in San Antonio, Texas.

Ellie achieved her certification as a Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) in 1994 and as a Certified Records Manager (CRM) in 1996. She holds a B.S. degree in Marketing from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has been a professional records manager for the last 27 years working in over 11 different industries in that capacity. She received the ARMA International Britt Literary Award in 2007.

Ellie is the ICRM Committee Manager for the Houston Chapter of ARMA, and in that role, leads CRM Exam Prep Workshops, discussions and study groups. She’s presented/mentored at multiple conferences hosted by the Houston Chapter of ARMA, organized, promoted and delivered, “Take Your Career to the Next Level,” and hosts causal meetings through the “Wine Cave,” Group where CRM candidates as well as new CRMs meet informally at eateries in the area. Further, she has worked with the Houston Chapter of ARMA to develop a CRM Resource Page on its website.

Ellie has been an ICRM mentor, coach, presenter and grader since 2006 and has assisted over 25 candidates, 23 of which are now CRMs.

About the Alan Andolsen “Mentor of the Year”

The Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM) established the Alan Andolsen “Mentor of the Year” Award at their Spring Board Meeting in April 2011. The Award was created to recognize an individual who, in the opinion of the ICRM Awards & Nominations Committee, has contributed significantly to the ICRM through related mentoring activities. Qualifications for the Award shall be as follows:
  1.  A Certified Records Manager (CRM) in good standing who has contributed significantly to the ICRM and to certification by mentoring activities. These activities should extend beyond a one year period and impact more than one individual. Mentoring activities include, but are not limited to the following:
    • Individual mentoring and coaching;
    • Promoting the CRM designation;
    • Teaching/presentation at CRM Prep seminars or other venues;
    • Hosting or contributing to CRM study groups;
    • The committee may take other relevant information into account as well.
  2.  No member of the Board of Regents shall be eligible for the award for a minimum of two years after leaving the Board.
The award will be presented at the ICRM Annual Business Meeting to be held in conjunction with the ARMA International Annual Conference.

More about Alan

Alan Andolsen, CRM, CMC, served as President of the ICRM in 2009 and succeeded to Chairman of the Board in 2010 until his passing.  As President, he directed the revision to the organization's leadership succession structure and branding strategy, the creation of the ICRM's Internet portal and increasing the number of CRMs. Alan Andolsen, CRM, CMC, was the President of Naremco Services, Inc. and was a records management consultant for more than 30 years. His primary focus was on the management of digital records and the development of methodologies to create effective management structures. During his 31 years as a member of ARMA International, Alan served on many committees and task forces. He was a recognized records management expert and spoke at a number of ARMA conferences. He received his CRM designation in July of 1995.

Past Alan Andolsen Award Recipients

2015 Debra K. Gearhart, CRM
2014 Tod Chernikoff, CRM, IGP, CIP
2013 Su D.A. Graham, CRM
2012 Kathleen Glasgow Sparks, CRM