Member Spotlight: Sharon Burnett

By BOSHIA SMITH posted 02-05-2020 09:00


Sharon Burnett
Sharon loves to play guitar and maybe can share her love for playing:)  If you have not connected with Sharon, please do so here.

Sharon Burnett
Position Corporate Records Manager
Company Vulcan Inc.

Where do you live in? Near Tacoma, Washington

How long have you worked in information management?  Over 30 years…a long time!

What does your work entail? Do you have company support? How are you helping drive the goals of your office through your work?

As corporate records manager, I build and promote Vulcan’s records and information management program. Yes, we have C level support. My team of 2, reports to our compliance officer. We are a part of the larger legal team. Legal has recorded compliance as a strategic goal. I support that goal by training records champions throughout the company.  

What has been the biggest success in your career in information management? 

I’d have to say that there have been several things over the years, but the biggest for me was a personal goal of becoming a CRM (Certified Records Manager). I am also now a CIP.

What’s your current biggest work challenge?

Making time to fit everything that needs to be accomplished into the day. I don’t want to do work from home after hours anymore.

What does Intelligent Information Management mean to you?

One would hope that AI can be deployed at a reasonable cost to assist with the more routine management of information repositories. Not all things need to be kept forever.

What are the top 3 things you are looking to get from your AIIM membership? 

Networking, expanding & sharing knowledge, and a feeling of comradery.

As it’s now 2020, what’s one thing you’re looking forward to in the New Year? Looking forward to attending the MER conference in May.

What does becoming a CIP mean to you?   How do you think this certification helps you in your profession?

It’s a certification that I have long wanted to earn. I think the combination of CRM / CIP is pretty potent. Earned me some street cred with our IT managers. I think it shows balance and connections between the tech, legal, and technology worlds. Considering where I work and what we do (check out that’s pretty important.

What do I do when I’m not being a records manager?

In my personal life, I am a vintage Porsche enthusiast. I have been involved in dog sports with my Kerry Blue Terriers. I have been a guitar player for most of my life. Jeff Beck and Pete Townshend are my heroes.