The Board of Directors is the governing body of the Chapter. The Board is responsible for managing Chapter activities, arranging meetings, approving the annual budget, and acting as liaisons to Chapter Committees. For more information please review the Chapter Bylaws (below).

Nominations and elections for board positions are held yearly in the spring. The Chapter year typically begins in July/August and ends in June.

If you are interested in serving as an officer or director, or if you would like to nominate another member to serve, please contact the Chapter.

Board Members – 2020-2021 Chapter Year

Chapter year runs September to June
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Joey Grant, President
Bruce Wirth, Vice President
Eileen Harke, Chairman of the Board
Gayle Waxon, Secretary
Ashley Payment, Treasurer
Carissa Bourdon, Program Director
Sharon Predoehl, Director – Position 1
Karen Hague, Director – Position 2
[Vacant], Director – Position 3
Susan D. Haigh, Director – Position 4
[Vacant], Director – Position 5

For individual board members’ contact information view the Member Directory (Members Only) or log in at

Board Meeting Minutes

Board minutes are available to view via the link below.

Board Minutes (OneDrive)

Chapter Bylaws

The Puget Sound Chapter’s Bylaws have been reviewed and accepted by ARMA International.

Puget Sound Chapter Bylaws

Standing Committees

The Puget Sound Chapter is committed to engaging its members by offering opportunities for professional development and gaining leadership skills. Our chapter offers several ways in which members can get involved; learn more in the Standing Committees Manual. For more information or to volunteer, please contact the contact the Chapter.

Standing Committees Manual

Chapter Projects

The Puget Sound Chapter offers several ways to get involved and share your knowledge, and have some fun while doing it! Chapter Projects are a way for our chapter and its members to show their support for both the association and the communities it serves.

To learn more, contact the Chapter and your email will be forwarded to the appropriate member.

  • Annual Holiday Auction:
    This annual event is the major funding source for the many chapter scholarships that are offered.
  • Community Projects (past):

    • Community Records Project: Professional records managers offer their expertise without charge to non-profit organizations to help them organize their records. We also assist quasi-governmental agencies with record retention and organization. These projects are part of our community outreach to promote records management.
    • Tone Transitional Center: Established in May, 1988, in accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, the Eugene P. Tone Transitional Center addresses the needs of children and families residing in Tacoma’s homeless shelters and other temporary housing. The Puget Sound Chapter remains dedicated to helping in this endeavor by continuing to assist the children and their families in many ways such as providing students with the necessary school materials and clothing.

ARMA International Governance

ARMA International is a not-for-profit professional association and the authority on governing information as a strategic asset. Visit the ARMA International website ( for:

ARMA Vision & Mission
Governance Policies & Procedures
Code of Professional Responsibility