Robinson Receives CoSA 2015 Advocacy for Archives Award

LEXINGTON, Ky., Monday, July 27, 2015 — Doug Robinson, Executive Director of AMR client the National Association of State Chief Information Officers, has been honored by the Council of State Archivists as one of two recipients of CoSA’s 2015 Advocacy for Archives Award.

The award recognizes individuals providing strong support of state archives and records management programs as well as the work of the Council of State Archivists. Anne W. Ackerson, Executive Director of CoSA, said, “Doug has a deep understanding of the role of archivists and records managers as part of technology governance and operation. Additionally, he shares that understanding not only with members of his own organization, but also with other associations and government officials. He has been instrumental in providing information to state and local government archivists and records managers so that they can better understand the evolving technology landscape in the states.”

Robinson has been an enthusiastic participant and advisor on several important CoSA initiatives, serving on the advisory board for the Intergovernmental Preparedness for Essential Records (IPER) project and on the initial advisory board that helped formulate the areas of concentration for the State Electronic Records Initiative (SERI). “Doug has been an incredible leader for NASCIO and an asset for AMR for more than a decade,” noted AMR President and COO, Nick Ruffin, CAE. “This recognition serves to illustrate his continued commitment to educating and informing state leaders.”