2017-2018 Meetings

2017-2018 Central Iowa Chapter Meetings

Thursday, January 25, 2018Cartwright Hall, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa

Compliance: Emerging Roles from a Business & Legal Perspective

Employers in highly regulated fields such as financial services, insurance, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, agribusiness, and utilities increasingly need people who can do the following:

  • Interpret and apply regulatory requirements
  • Design programs to implement and monitor compliance with those regulatory requirements
  • Engage with government regulatory agencies
  • Ensure compliance with ethical standards and codes of conduct

Even entities in areas that are not considered highly regulated, such as higher education, are hiring compliance officers to make sure they follow regulatory and ethical requirements.

Jennifer Zwagerman, Drake University Law School, and Danette Kenne, Drake University College of Business & Public Administration, will talk about the emerging roles and needs of compliance professionals in the workplace from a business and legal perspective.

December 7, 2017

Tour: Light Edge Solutions1435 Northridge Circle, Altoona, IA

Tour Time: 10:00 – 11:00

Upon arrival, enter the main door to the receiving area/front desk and present your driver’s license.

Lunch & Networking: Bianchi Boys2437 Adventureland Dr, Ste B, Altoona, IA


Immediately following the tour

October 26, 2017


Speaker: Tom Keyser, MLIS, Certified Archivist

Mr. Keyser has over 25 years of experience as a librarian and archivist and currently works for the State Library of Iowa.  He will share his knowledge of both physical and digital preservation and conservation of materials from his experiences with a variety of collections.  As the overseer of the State Library’s digital archive, Iowa Publications Online, and leader of the digitization program at the State Library, he performs most of the preservation and conservation activities at the State Library, the State Law Library, and the digital archives.  Mr. Keyser earned his Masters in Library and Information Science with an emphasis in Archives and Records Administration from The University of Texas at Austin.

September 28, 2017

Disaster Recovery: Case Studies

Traci Larsen, EMC Insurance Companies and Katherine Willcox, Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines will be presenting on water and fire disaster recovery efforts, vendor options and planning.


Establishing Relationships with Disaster Recovery Vendors

Creating A Pocket Response Plan