Good data management makes sense in any language. DAMA International, the Data Management Association, is moving into 1999 with a great new, truly international board of directors. While most of the affiliated DAMA chapters are in the United States, we do have four in Australia (Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney), two in Canada (British Columbia and Toronto) and two in Europe (Italy and Scandinavia). There is also a chapter in formation in London. Hence it is appropriate that our new board includes a Canadian and an Australian. The 1999 DAMA management team lines up as follows: President: Lynn Tenney ­ Triadigm International
Vice President, Member Services: Daniel Moody ­ Simsion, Bowles and Associates
Vice President, Chapter Services: Brett Champlin ­ Allstate Insurance
Vice President, Conference Services: Burt Parker ­ Paladin Integration Engineering
Vice President, Industry Services: Twyla Courtot ­ Data Warehouse Architect
Vice President, Special Projects: Deborah Henderson ­ Ontario Hydro
Vice President, Financial Services: Paul Hawes ­ Bellcore
Vice President, Operations: Anne Marie Smith ­ Rosenbluth International
Vice President, Communications: Marcia Rhode ­ Integrated Strategies
Vice President, On-Line Services: Attila Finta ­ Integrated Data Services
Past President: Adelle Bell ­ Advanced Information Management Solutions

In addition to thirty-four affiliated chapters, DAMA International also supports sixty individuals in a Member-At-Large program. The objectives of this program are to provide networking, information exchange, discounts and other DAMA benefits to individuals who are not affiliated with a local chapter. While most of the Members-At-Large are from the United States, other countries represented in the membership include Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, Portugal, Switzerland and Germany.

DAMA International goals in 1999 include establishment of a centralized membership database to provide better data management for our chapter and individual members and to increase the DAMA presence through more chapters and affiliations with other similar organizations.

One mechanism for expansion of the DAMA presence is the DAMA International Spring Symposium to be held April 19-22, 1999, in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The theme of this symposium, co-hosted with the New Jersey chapter, is "Making Information Management Work." The focus is on practical insights and real-life experiences, sharing successful approaches as well as war stories. Keynote addresses will be given by international industry leaders such as Graeme Simsion, Larry English, Barbara von Halle and John Zachman. Presentations will focus on timely key topics such as enterprise data management, e-commerce, data quality, data warehousing and meta data management. Active DAMA members will receive a $250 discount on conference registration. For more information visit the New Jersey chapter Web site at

DAMA Chapter and Events Calendar
Atlanta Call Carol Knight, 770-551- 9254, for meeting schedule.
Boston Call Kris Chatterjee, 718-716-1025, for meeting schedule.
Brisbane, Australia Contact Paul Fendley, .au, for meeting schedule.
British Columbia, Canada Call Peter Kho, 604-666-3027, or Kel Bahi, 604-451-2700, for meeting schedule.
Canberra, Australia Call Peter Bickerton, +061-2-6244-7151, for meeting details.
Carolina E-mail Doug McCurry,, for meeting schedule.
Chicago Call Mike Frisch, 773-935-6175, for meeting schedule.
Connecticut Valley Call Marshall Dubaldo, 860-280-0633, for meeting schedule.
Dallas/Fort Worth Call Ataur Rahman, 972-661-3292, for meeting schedule.
(Rocky Mountain)
Contact Tim Forman, 303-932-7841, for meeting schedule.
Houston Contact Frank Pursel, 713-356- 6264, for meeting schedule.
Italy Contact Paolo Cecchellero, or 1-3923-02-2533, for meeting schedule.
Kentucky Tri-State Chapter now forming. Contact Pat Lavigne, 502-560-4598, for meeting schedule.
Los Angeles Contact Jim Swenson, 818-814-7735, for meeting schedule.
Melbourne, Australia Contact Daniel Moody, +61-3-9650-5100 or, for details.
Minnesota Call Dawn Michels, 651- 486-4626, for meeting schedule.
Nashville Contact Dr. John Wasileski, 615-434-7629, for more information.
New Jersey February 11: Data Maturity Model, Burton G. Parker; March 11: Risk Management in Data Administration, Sean Fosett; April 9: Enterprise Architecture, Bernie Boar. See for details.
New York Please see, for registration details.
New York
(Northeast Region)
Call 516-221-5560 for meeting details.
Ohio Call Dave Schoeff, 937-294-8570, for meeting schedule.
Philadelphia/ Delaware Valley E-mail Anne Marie Smith, for details.
Phoenix Call Laura Kostyo, 602-766-5486 or visit, for meeting schedule.
Portland Call Robin Stromholt, 503-321-8597, for meeting schedule.
Rochester/ Upstate New York Contact Toni Lynn Johnson, 716-383-0704, for meeting schedule.
Sacramento Call Cortina Martinez, 916-654-9596, for meeting schedule.
San Francisco Bay Area February 3: "Facilitation Techniques," Darlene Crane. Call Fred Turner, 415-434- 4834, for meeting schedule.
Scandinavia Contact Eskil Swende, +46-8-80-22-40, or, for meeting schedule.
Seattle Call Scott Harris, 253-502-2321, for meeting schedule.
St. Louis Please visit the DAMA-St. Louis Chapter Web site at for information about upcoming meetings and events.
Sydney, Australia Contact Robert Arnold, or 61-2-9211- 6200, for meeting and event details.
Toronto, Canada
Please visit the Toronto IRMAC Web site at for information about upcoming meeting and event details.
Washington, D.C.
(National Capitol Region)
Call Veena Bhatia, 202-708-9279, for meeting schedule.
Wisconsin Contact Jim Wisniewski, 608-267-7833, for details.
You can also find chapter Web sites via the DAMA International Web site:

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