1996 IPMA Annual Report
Annual Report to the Membership
for the year ending June 30, 1996
September 12, 1996
Table of Contents
- Message From the Chair
- Mission Statement
- Organization and Membership Description
- Statement of Membership
- Board of Directors
- Schedule of Events
- Committee Reports
- Financial Reports
- Account Balance Report as of 12/31/97
- Summary Statement of Income and Expenses
- Membership Roster
- Corporate Sponsors
Message From the Chair: Bob Marlatt
What is the IPMA?
The IPMA has been around for a while. Its creators included several senior Information Technology managers who got together for lunch occasionally. This group saw the need for professional development programs and developed several events that included the monthly meetings and the IPMA Fall forum. The forum grew and grew. In the late `80s this informal group decided that there was significant personal liability in running events such as the IPMA fall FORUM.
We provide networking opportunities for state information technology managers to discuss issues of importance to the information technology community.
We exist to provide professional development opportunities to state information technology managers. We provide forums where other Washington state executives can interact with our community. The IPMA incorporated in 1989. They decided to incorporate as a for profit corporation to simplify the book keeping and to pay the appropriate corporate taxes rather than to file as a Not-for-Profit corporation. Although IPMA is a for-profit corporation, its by-laws and charter are such that no board member ever receives any compensation for their efforts. While the corporation does pay meeting expenses, no board member draws a salary or receives any personal gain from the IPMA. In a IPMA board retreat held in mid-January 1996 the Board of Directors examined the purpose and the direction of the IPMA. The eleven board members reiterated that the IPMA is an association of information technology managers that work within state government to accomplish several specific purposes:
further the professionalism of the state information technology community
The board expressed a need to place a focus and priority on the concept of IPMA as an association. The IPMA corporate entity exists as a tool for the Board of Directors to use in developing and providing for the IPMA's association needs. The board in the coming years intends to shift the focus away from the corporate affairs to the IPMA as a state association of information technology manager.
My challenge this year, as chairperson is to make the focus on the IPMA as an association real. While the things the IPMA does may be the same, our intent and motivation will change to identifying and meeting the needs of our State Association. I look forward to providing leadership in bringing back the original intent and motivation behind the IPMA. We have important things that we as a community needs to do. Let's do them together.
Improve the State Information Technology Environment through:
I. Professional networking with other state government IS managers and positive influencing of the State's IT agenda.
II. Professional development and cultivation of new IS initiatives.
III. Financing of activities through money-making activities.
IV. Leveraging IPMA's corporate structure and resources to provide services to the state information technology community.
Organization and Membership Description
The Information Processing Management Associates is organized as a Washington State Corporation. There are no stockholders and the Board of Directors and officers receive no compensation.
Statement of Membership:
Membership in the IPMA is open to all current or retired state employees who are interested in information technology and who support the mission of the organization. Membership dues are $15.00 annually. There is only one class of membership.
Board of Directors:
- Bob Marlatt, Chair Department of Licensing 753-6926
- Alvin Bloomberg, Vice Chair Department of Natural Resources 902-1490
- Shelagh Taylor, Secretary Department of Labor and Industries 902-5970
- Phil Coates, Treasurer Department of Fish and Wildlife 902-2300
- Jim Andersen Office of Financial Management 753-4573
- Mary Ellen Bradley Department of Fish and Wildlife 902-2303
- Joe Coogan Department of Information Services 902-3462
- Phil Grigg Department of General Admin. 902-7452
- Dennis Laine Employment Security Department 438-3225
- Bob Monn Department of Ecology 407-6585
- Darrel Riffe Department of Revenue 753-2509
Schedule of Events:
Fiscal Year begins July 1
Board of Directors Meetings 2nd Thursday of each month
Deadline for Newsletter Articles 3rd Thursday of each month
Executive Seminar September 18, 19, 20
Fall Forum October 22, 23
Board Nominations and Elections November
New Board of Directors takes office January 1
Annual Membership Meeting September 12
IPMA Standing Committees:
Alvin Bloomberg 902-1490
The purpose of the Business Planning Committee is to build and foster the long term business interests in order to take advantage of the IPMA's unique business structure. We will do this with experimenting with providing event management services for government related services.
Accomplishments for 1995-1996:
As partner with the New Market Skills Center, IPMA members provided advice, guidance and support in supporting their computer skills program and curriculum advisory group.
Objectives for 1996-1997:
For the next year, Business Planning Committee has the following objectives:
Produce the Business Plan for IPMA
Pursue other opportunities for providing event management services.
Assist Department of Personnel in reviewing information technology job classifications.
Work with the CAB on common issues such as training for information technology professionals
Darrel Riffe 753-2509
The purpose of the Executive Seminar Committee is to provide an annual seminar which facilitates communication, networking and the promotion of information technology ideas amongst senior information systems state government managers.
Accomplishments for 1995-1996:
The 1995 IPMA Executive Seminar was held in Ocean Shores. We were able to secure speakers from the State of Oregon, US Bank Corp., IBM, FBI and Bay Networks Systems. We were also successful in engaging speakers from the National Assistive Technology Alliance, Valinor, and the Department of Personnel. Steve Kolodney, Director of Information Services was our guest dinner speaker for the first night and Curt Pederson, Chief Information Officer for the State of Oregon was guest dinner speaker for the second night. Dr. Terry van der Werff was keynote speaker on "Harnessing the Future: Strategies for a Global Age.
Objectives for 1996-1997:
The IPMA will offer a seminar September 18-20, 1996 that will build on the messages of managing information technology through the 1990's. We expect the seminar will be as successful and well attended as last years. The location will be in Ocean Shores.
Dennis Laine 438-3225
Forum is an annual information technology seminar and communications trade show sponsored by the IPMA. Held in Olympia in October since 1979, Forum has proven to be an effective opportunity for vendors to demonstrate their products, for speakers to share their expertise and knowledge, and for state employees and others to attend free seminars and product demonstrations. It is important to note that Forum is one of the premiere technology shows in the northwest.
Accomplishments for 1995-1996:
Financially speaking, Forum 95 was the most successful ever. Vendor participation included 11 corporate sponsors and 35 vendors. Attendance was approximately 1,100 state and local government employees and visitors. Forum 95 offered two keynote speakers, 18 breakout sessions, and an executive breakfast for 65 senior information technology managers, agency directors and program managers. Special thanks to Jim Andersen for Chairing this very successful event and prior events. Jim is looking forward to retirement and is assisting the new Chair in learning how to put on Forum96.
Objectives for 1996-1997:
The following objectives have been endorsed for Forum 96:
- Manage Forum so that it is cost-effective, realizes a 10% profit and meets the expectations of attendees and participating vendors;
- Conduct Forum96 in the Olympia area utilizing the current two day format plus a third day for the agency executive and members only breakfast seminar;
- Provide a private reception for Corporate Sponsors, Forum speakers and guests, and IPMA members; and
- Provide an opportunity for Corporate Sponsors to participate at the 1997 Executive Seminar.
Mary Ellen Bradley 902-2303
The purpose of this committee will be to provide a monthly newsletter which will give members information about upcoming Board meetings, actions taken by the Board of Directors, special events, seminars, and other items of interest to members. The committee will also manage and maintain the electronic home page as another means of keeping membership informed on IPMA activities.
The committee will work with other IPMA committees to insure effective announcements of their activities.
The committee is responsible for promoting membership in the IPMA and will maintain the membership roster.
Accomplishments for 1995-1996:
During 1995-1996, the newsletter provided special articles on topics such as State Procurement using Internet service, Windows 95, and the results of the IPMA survey.
The committee increased the number of information technology managers who are members of the IPMA. In December, an annual survey of the members was conducted to obtain ideas for the IPMA agenda. The committee provided two networking opportunities for members.
In February of 1996, an Electronic Home Page was developed so that members would have Internet access to IPMA information.
Communications Committee's Objectives for 1996-1997:
1. Provide monthly articles in the newsletter by Board members and the general membership addressing issues of current interest;
2. Continue to provide the minutes of the IPMA Board in the newsletter so that the membership is informed about the direction of the IPMA;
3. Include in the newsletter information about technology meetings and seminars for training opportunities.
4. Continue to improve the home page which provides members with timely information about the IPMA;
5. Provide members with links to other Internet sites of interest.
6. To redefine the role and responsibilities of membership;
7. To provide new opportunities for membership networking;
8. Improve marketing communications around IPMA events;
9. Work on more effective means of communicating with both our members and the vendor community
Bob Monn 407-6585
The purpose of the Professional Development Committee is to provide training and educational programs for the membership and the IT community. The Committee will work with technology vendors to provide programs at minimal cost to the IT community. The Committee also will sponsor selected formal training events to be provided on a "for fee" basis.
Accomplishments for 1995-1996:
During the past year Professional Development events moved from a monthly noon time format to a quarterly half day format. Those who have attended the half day events have found them beneficial and informative.
The June 1995 event was a panel discussion of Windows 95 and was held in conjunction with the IPMA annual meeting. Panel members representing Gartner Group, Meta Group, Microsoft and a systems integrator with Windows 95 beta experience gave their opinions of the new operating system.
In September a discussion of the newest developments in relational data bases had representatives of Sybase, Tandem, Oracle and IBM discussing industry trends and new features.
Steve Kolodney addressed a lunch time gathering of over 125 in December and presented his vision for DIS and his view of information technology's role in state government.
In March 1996 Network Security in the World of the Internet was the topic with representatives from Bay Networks, Microsoft, and Novell.
In March 1996 leadership for Professional Development passed from Dennis Laine to Bob Monn in a realignment of duties among the board members.
Professional Services Committee's Objectives for 1996-1997:
For the next year, the Professional Development Committee has the following goals:
To provide educational and networking opportunities for the IT community through quarterly half-day events.
To provide formal training opportunities for the IT community.
To begin working toward a regular annual schedule of professional development events for the mutual benefit of the membership, corporate sponsors, and others in the IT community.
Account Balance Report as of 6/30/96
|Cash and Bank Accounts|
|CD 11-3-96 5.2%||32,190|
|Total Cash and Bank Accounts||76,946|
|Total Other Assets||867|
|Total Liabilities and Equity||$77,813|
Summary Statement of Income and Expenses
|Income||7/1/95 - 6/30/96|
|Executive Seminar - 95||$15,050|
|Executive Seminar - 96||13,900|
|Forum - 95||47,650|
|Forum - 96||4,250|
|Executive Seminar - 95||9,129|
|Executive Seminar - 96||144|
|Forum - 95||26,322|
|Forum - 96||204|
|Jim Albert||Attorney General Office||Olympia||753-4389|
|Bob Althauser||Dept. Of Information Services||Olympia||902-3034|
|Jim Andersen||Office of Financial Management||Olympia||753-4573|
|John Anderson||Dept. Of Information Services||Olympia||902-3333|
|Steve Armstrong||Community, Trade and Econ. Development||Olympia||586-1398|
|Mike Bieker||Washington State Lottery||Olympia||586-1090|
|Alvin Bloomberg||Department of Natural Resources||Olympia||902-1490|
|Rose Bossio||Department of Health||Olympia||705-6106|
|Betty Boushey||Dept. Of Social and Health Services||Olympia||902-7517|
|Mary Ellen Bradley||Dept. Of Fish and Wildlife||Olympia||902-2303|
|Linda Bremer||Dept. Of Personnel||Olympia||459-6639|
|Fay Bronson||Dept. Of Services for the Blind||Tenino||586-1250|
|Art Brown||Washington State Parks||Olympia||902-8585|
|Thomas Bynum||Office of Financial Management||Olympia||664-3377|
|Lance Calisch||Dept. Of Information Services||Olympia||902-3041|
|Ron Carignan||Dept. Of Information Services||Olympia||902-3431|
|Brad Chandler||Employment Security Department||Olympia||438-4733|
|Cheryl Chorba||Dept. Of Social and Health Services||Olympia||753-0103|
|James Cleghorn||Info. Systems & Strategies, Inc.||Olympia||352-1879|
|Phil Coates||Dept. Of Fish and Wildlife||Olympia||902-2300|
|Debbra Cole||Washington State Patrol||Tumwater||586-4665|
|Barbara Collier||Dept. Of Labor and Industries||Olympia||902-4614|
|Barbara Conley||Dept. Of Social and Health Services||Olympia||753-1322|
|Joe Coogan||Dept. Of Information Services||Olympia||902-3462|
|Sunny Cotey||Dept. Of Ecology||Allyn||407-6586|
|Mike Curtright||Dept. Of Information Services||Olympia||902-3289|
|Don Dahl||Dept. Of Retirement Systems||Olympia||586-5771|
|Stephen Desselle||Department of Revenue||Olympia||664-2423|
|Ruth Devine||Dept. Of General Administration||Olympia||902-7456|
|Clare Donahue||Dept. Of Information Services||Olympia||753-5465|
|Mark Donges||Protech, Inc.||Lacey||951-3971|
|Bob Elias||Dept. Of Information Services||Olympia||902-3493|
|Daniel Fannin||Communications Technology Center||Olympia||664-2482|
|Amy Fortier||Dept. Of Information Services||Olympia||902-3554|
|Mark Fortier||Office of Financial Management||Olympia||753-1204|
|John Foulkes||Dept. Of Licensing||Olympia||586-6745|
|Bradley Francis||Employment Security Department||Olympia||438-4720|
|Myrna Frasier||Dept. Of Information Services||Olympia||902-3256|
|William Geisler||Department of Health||Olympia||705-6108|
|John Gerrits||Dept. Of Information Services||Olympia||902-3501|
|Phil Grigg||Dept. Of General Administration||Olympia||902-7452|
|Jim Gunn||Dept. Of Retirement Systems||Olympia||753-2530|
|Ron Halloway||Department of Health||Olympia||902-7512|
|Dewey Harris||Office of Financial Management||Olympia||664-3350|
|Sadie Hawkins||Office of Financial Management||Olympia||664-3351|
|Steven Hellyer||Department of General Administration||Olympia||664-0052|
|Andy Jackson||Veterans Affair||Olympia||586-8394|
|Allen Jacobitz||Emergency Management||Olympia||923-4515|
|Jim Johnson||The Evergreen State College||Olympia||866-6000 E6238|
|Dennis Jones||Dept. Of Information Services||Olympia||664-8936|
|Jackie Jones-hook||Community, Trade, & Econ. Development||Olympia||586-4505|
|Thomas Jons||Higher Education Coordinating Board||Olympia||753-1166|
|Keith Kawamura||Dept. Of General Administration||Tacoma||902-7472|
|Steve Kolodney||Dept. Of Information Services||Olympia||902-3500|
|Michael Kretzler||Utilities and Transportation Commission||Olympia||753-3055|
|Dennis Laine||Employment Security Department||Olympia||438-3225|
|Jackie Lee||Dept. Of Information Services||Allyn||902-3424|
|James Lee||State Investment Board||Olympia||664-8295|
|Ray Levee||Dept. Of General Administration||Olympia||586-3504|
|Karen Lichtenstein||Dept. Of Social and Health Services||Olympia||902-7525|
|Dan Lipp||Board for Industrial Insurance Appeals||Olympia||586-6346|
|Jenifer Louden||Department of Health||Olympia||664-9230|
|Andrew Marcelia||Dept. Of Information Services||Tacoma||902-3563|
|Samuel Martin||Dept. Of Information Services||Olympia||902-3468|
|James Martinez||Department of Agriculture||Olympia||902-2004|
|Brett Mccarron||Dept of Fisheries||Olympia||902-2331|
|Michael Mcvicker||Dept. Of Information Services||Olympia||902-3129|
|Kay Metsker||Department of Information Services||Olympia||902-3130|
|Judy Mohoric||Dept. Of General Administration||Olympia||664-9036|
|Bob Monn||Department of Ecology||Olympia||407-6585|
|Richard Morgan||Communications Technology Center||Bellevue||881-4447|
|Bob Mosebar||Attorney General's Office||Olympia||664-0162|
|Fran Muskopf||Department of Health||Olympia||705-6105|
|Javad Naini||Dept. Of Labor and Industries||Olympia||956-5860|
|James Nelson||(Federal Government)||Olympia||206-373-9853|
|Ted Nelson||Community Technology Center||Olympia||459-1084|
|Renia Neuhauser||Dept. Of Social and Health Services||Olympia||753-3988|
|Jackie Oien||Washington State Patrol||Tumwater||705-5182|
|Ariyo Oyetuga||Department of Licensing||Lacey||902-3629|
|Tom Parma||Department of Financial Institutions||Olympia||902-8702|
|Dan Parsons||Washington State Patrol||Olympia||586-7562|
|Jim Plonski||Liquor Control Board||Olympia||753-6345|
|Denise Prowse||Dept. Of Information Services||Olympia||902-3488|
|Jim Reitz||Dept. Of Information Services||Olympia||902-3477|
|Darrel Riffe||Dept. Of Revenue||Olympia||753-2509|
|Kathy Rosmond||Dept. Of Information Services||Olympia||902-3445|
|Todd Sander||Dept. Of Information Services||Olympia||902-3572|
|Robert Schley||Superintendent of Public Instruction||Olympia||753-1717|
|Judy Schneider||Dept. Of Social and Health Services||Olympia||664-9255|
|Michael Scroggins||State Board for Comm. Technical Colleges||Olympia||586-8771|
|Karl Seitz||Washington State Lottery||Olympia||586-6215|
|Nona Shelly||Department of Health||Olympia||705-6148|
|Luther Smith||Dept. Of Social and Health Services||Olympia||902-7650|
|Susie Smith||State Auditor Office||Olympia||664-3373|
|Thelma Smith||State Interagency for Outdoor Recreation||Centralia||902-3010|
|Michael Stack||Dept. Of Information Services||Olympia||644-8128|
|Debbie Stewert||Dept of Ecology||Olympia||438-7527|
|Butch Stussy||Office of Administrator for the Courts||Olympia||357-2406|
|Shelagh Taylor||Dept. Of Labor and Industries||Puyallup||902-5970|
|Betty Tenney||Communications Technology Center||Olympia||664-2483|
|Roland Tollefson||Central Washington University||Ellensburg||509-963-2934|
|James Vane||Dept. Of Information Services||Olympia||902-3291|
|Tri Vo||Office of Financial Management||Olympia||664-3386|
|Curt Volland||Liquor Control Board||Olympia||753-9113|
|Bob Walk||Dept. Of Information Services||Olympia||902-3189|
|Anne Wax||Dept. Of Social and Health Services||Lacey||459-6896|
|Debra Wilhelmi||Committee for Outdoor Recreation||Olympia||902-3005|
|Valerie Williams||Dept. Of Information Services||Olympia||902-3186|
|Craig Wilson||Washington State Patrol||Olympia||705-5178|
|Glenn Wilson||Dept. Of Information Services||Olympia||902-3290|
|Jerry Wolfson||Dept. Of Information Services||Olympia||902-3336|
The IPMA thanks the following Corporate Sponsors for their support of the 1995 Forum and other IPMA events.
|Bay Networks||Keith McManigal|
|Digital Equipment Corporation||Rick Blake|
|The Document Company, Xerox||Art Crowley|
|Hewlett Packard||Elaine Williams|