Content Management Professionals (CM Pros), the international content management community of practice, has announced the appointment of its Management Committee and new Executive Director, reinforcing the organization's increasing relevance to the content management discipline.Chartered with tactical responsibility for achieving the organization's goals, CM Pros Management Committee is:
  • Patricia Kelley, content architect at Allstate Insurance - Director of Marketing
  • Erik Hartman, president of Netherlands-based Hartman Communicatie BV - Director of Member Relations
  • Glen Secor, senior consultant and legal analyst with The Gilbane Report - Legal Advisor
  • Hilary Marsh, president of strategic online consultancy Content Company Inc. - Director of Communications
"By serving as our day-to-day team, CM Pros Management Committee will ensure the delivery and expansion of member value," remarked Ann Rockley, President of the CM Pros Board of Directors and The Rockley Group Inc. "We are thrilled to have such an experienced and talented team driving our many initiatives." In a move signaling CM Pros continuing expansion, CM Pros also announced that Laura Walker -- who as executive director of OASIS led that consortium to the forefront of e-business standards -- has been appointed CM Pros Executive Director. The executive director position was previously held by industry luminary and CM Pros cofounder Bob Doyle, who becomes the organization's Technology Advisor, continuing to support and enable its member and public communication infrastructures. "With her extensive experience in the content management industry and a professional history that ranges from graphic design to technology product marketing and e-business leadership for the Federal Reserve, Walker is uniquely qualified to represent the diverse membership of the organization," Doyle affirmed. "Laura was selected from a strong set of applicants and particularly impressed the Board with the clarity of her vision for our future." As the organization's primary link to members and the public, the executive director translates the CM Pros mission and strategic plan into action. "Readily accessible and well-structured information is a critical success factor in every contemporary business context," declared Walker. "Because CM Pros embraces all types of content management professionals - from content authors and modelers to technologists and project directors - and focuses on a broad range of information sharing, best practices and educational programs, I am delighted to contribute to furthering CM Pros' overarching mission to advance content management excellence." About Content Management Professionals Founded in 2004, CM Pros -- which has grown from a founding group of 30 content management experts to more than 375 members worldwide -- provides information, expertise and support to content management professionals and the organizations they serve. Through peer-to-peer interchange, the collaborative development of best practices, a series of educational events, and definitive knowledge resources such as a content management glossary and resource library, the organization fosters a better public understanding of this critically important discipline. On the Web at