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New PHS Records Manager Yvonne Wathen

July 15, 2016
New Records Manager, Yvonne Wathen.

Welcome to the Presbyterian Historical Society, Yvonne!

Yvonne Wathen started this month as records manager for the PC(USA). As a PHS staff member based at the Presbyterian Center in Louisville, she will administer the records management program for the national agencies of the church, working with all types of records—paper-based, electronic, and audio-visual. Yvonne will make sure that records of permanent value are transferred to PHS for long-term preservation and access. Additionally, she will provide consultation and assistance to national office staff regarding all records management concerns, including best practices for managing email and other electronic records, filing of paper-based records, and retention and disposition of records of temporary value.

Yvonne comes to PHS from Yum! Brands in Louisville, where she worked for almost twenty years in records management positions. She enjoys sharing her knowledge of records management practices and has experience doing so in group and one-on-one settings. Yvonne is currently working towards acquiring a certified records manager designation

In her spare time, Yvonne teaches Taekwondo. Be forewarned, records villains!