Member Spotlight: Lorelei Chernyshov

By BOSHIA SMITH posted 12-03-2020 12:38


Lorelei Chernyshov
Lorelei wears a few hats!
  She's very involved in AIIM's WIIM program as well as a coordinator on the new Digital Ethics community.   In addition to her involvement in our AIIM community, she has successfully added a few more accolades to her resume this past year.  Check them out below.  Way to go Lorelei, please congratulate her here!

Lorelei Chernyshov CIP, IGP, MSLS (data privacy and cybersecurity)
Assistant Vice President of Information Governance, Technology Risk and Cybersecurity
Merrick Bank

Where do you live in? Salt Lake City, Utah

How long have you worked in information management? 25 years

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

I drive the goals of Information Governance by tying them directly to the company's business goals.  The business goals inform the Information Governance goals.  I do have company support in participating in cross-departmental committees, developing policies and procedures with information technology, and tactically addressing privacy and security and life cycle management as it plugs into meeting company objectives.

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

Creating a vision: Initiating and then chairing a Digital Ethics Workgroup enterprise-wide because this shows a culture shift in company perspective in how information is treated and realizing that the company has a role is determining how information should be treated.  This philosophical approach will determine goals that information governance will support.

What’s your current biggest work challenge?

Time to evaluate information tools read all the knowledge research and then socializing new concepts.

What does Intelligent Information Management mean to you?

Collaboration between business units sharing responsibility for information management with the purpose of underscoring and bringing value to meet key business objectives while promoting customer trust.

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

1) Education on evolving technologies 2) Subject Matter Expert resource 3) Relevant industry perspective on the role of information management

What’s one thing you’re looking forward to in 2021?

Continuing education in an MIT program and applying value to information governance efforts along with departmental collaboration.

What is your end goal and how do you think we can help you achieve it? 

To not only maintain relevance but to create and feed a dynamic vision of information management that incorporates many disciplines.  AIIM can bring professionals together to brainstorm perspectives and produce fresh frameworks for information management that integrates into business processes.

More about Lorelei – This year I have achieved a Master of Science in Legal Studies with a concentration on Data Privacy and Cybersecurity from Albany Law School.  In addition, I have been the recipient of two industry awards in the past year: CIP In Action AIIM International Leadership Award 2019; and the cybersecurity award, SC Media Reboot International Leadership Award (Top Manager) for a holistic approach to security and information governance.  Presently, I am a leadership council member of AIIM’s WIIM (Women in Intelligent Information Management) and, just initiated a Digital Ethics Workgroup within the AIIM membership.