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Elizabeth Adkins

Grant Thornton LLP
Director of Information Governance
Mc Lean, VA
Elizabeth W. Adkins is director of Information Governance at Grant Thornton. She is a highly respected thought leader and experienced subject matter expert in information governance, including records management, data privacy, e-discovery, and data classification, with a proven track record of leadership and success in a variety of industries -- consumer products, manufacturing, and professional services. Her previous experience includes 12 years at Ford Motor Company, where she led the company's Global Information Management program, and 11 years at Kraft Foods, where she was manager of Archives Services. Elizabeth is a Certified Archivist, Certified Records Manager, and certified Information Governance Professional. She holds a B.A. in history from Binghamton (New York) University and an M.A. in history from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Elizabeth has taken an active role in the leadership of the Society of American Archivists, including serving as treasurer from 2000 through 2003 and president from 2006 through 2007. She is the former chair of the SAA Business Archives Section, and co-taught SAA's Business Archives Workshop for more than 20 years. She is a past president of the Academy of Certified Archivists, and is a leader in ARMA International, including serving as president of the Northern Virginia chapter (ARMA NOVA) since 2013.

In 2002, Elizabeth was elected a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists, and in 2006, she received the Distinguished Service Award from the Academy of Certified Archivists. She has been elected Chapter Leader of the Year of ARMA NOVA for the past three years.

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