U: Andrew Ysasi
Andrew has over 20 years of professional experience and 10 years of executive experience. He has a passion for helping people and organizations succeed and thrive. Andrew achieves success through team development, transparency, hard work, and achieving goals. Explaining complex technical matters effectively, his ability to deliver on projects, and his success with growing businesses elevated him to executive leadership positions and elected board assignments to various organizations and associations. Andrew has conducted business with people and organizations throughout the globe including North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Before Andrew’s executive experience, he worked in information technology and sales roles. Andrew is a subject matter expert, writer, sought after speaker, and past instructor at the collegiate level. He holds certifications in information governance, project management, information security, information privacy, and records management. Andrew has a bachelor’s degree in information technology, a master’s degree in administration, and has completed coursework towards a doctorate in strategic leadership.
Speaking, coaching, and volunteering has exposed me to some of the greatest people across the globe. The friendships developed through volunteering will last a lifetime.
In addition to his role as Vice President of Advocacy at Vital Records Control, he is a former adjunct professor at Davenport University and taught global project management and the technology capstone courses. He started IG GURU®, which is an Information Governance News and Community website. He is the founder of the career coaching company Admovio®, where his resume review work and career advice is published on CIO.com. He founded myPACT to enable individuals to showcase themselves to employers and has a patent pending for the technology. He has served as a volunteer test writer on the Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM) Exam Development Committee (EDC) since 2012, and he is the Regent for the EDC for the 2017-2019 term. Andrew was also elected to the PRISM International Board of Directors through 2019. Further, he has served on local ARMA boards throughout his career, was Western Michigan ARMA’s chapter member of the year in 2013, and was an author on the ARMA RIM Core Competencies 2nd edition. Andrew is a Certified Records Manager (CRM), a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP), Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and was part of the inaugural group to achieve the Information Governance Professional (IGP) certification. Also, Andrew holds various certifications from Microsoft and CompTIA.
I learned one of the greatest lessons of life during my final year of graduate school. Never take life for granted. Give back when you can, and you will be rewarded.