Passed away February 9, 2009
At the time of her passing in 2009, Linda Perry was President and Founder of Focal Point Solutions, Richland Hills, Texas. Ms. Perry started her career in the RIM industry in 1985 as a salesperson for a local service bureau. From 1989 to 1990 she worked in the Marketing Department of BMS Catastrophe where she traveled across the United States and Canada speaking on the subject of Disaster Recovery and Contingency Planning. Ms. Perry founded Information Technologies of America, Inc. in 1991. Through her direction, ITA, Inc. grew to become a $1,000,000 + records management company. She sold this company to a publicly owned company, ImageMax, in 1997, where she continued to work for the next 4 years. In August, 2001 Ms. Perry founded her current company Focal Point Solutions, Inc. Under Ms. Perry’s direction and management Focal Point Solutions has recovered millions of film-based products, which includes photographs, microfiche, microfilm and x-rays. Her current company now stores and manages thousands of vital records for various hospitals and government organizations plus works as a consultant and business partner company to two of the largest Disaster Recovery Companies in the World. She was a member of the ARMA International, the Association of Information and Image Management (AIIM), and the Southwest Archivists. She served as President for 2 years of the Ft. Worth Chapter of ARMA, winning the COTY Award in 2001. She has chaired the Membership Committee, the Professional Development Committee and was voted “Member of the Year”. Ms. Perry worked on the Standards Committee of ARMA International and helped to develop guidelines and standards for technical publications such as: “Vital Records”, “Numeric Filing”, “Criteria for Developing/Evaluating Records Management Software” and “Guidelines for Managing Email”. Ms. Perry was considered an expert in the document management and media recovery field, and was a frequent lecturer at meetings, seminars and workshops. Linda also served on the Board of Directors of the ARMA Dallas Chapter as the Past President and VP of Professional Development..
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