DAMA History

DAMA - the Data Management Association International elected its first board of directors in 1988.  The first chapter was founded in 1980 in Los Angeles.  Other early chapters were: San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, New York, and Washington D.C. 

DAMA has been hosting an annual conference since 1989 when our first symposium was held in Gaithersburg, Maryland.  In 2001, we had a record attendance of over 1,000 data management professionals from 24 countries at our 13th annual symposium held in Anaheim, California.  In 1996, the first Australian DAMA conference was held in Melbourne, and in 2000, we held the first DAMA Europe conference in London.  Today, our annual symposium is the premier international event for the data management profession.

DAMA International is an all volunteer organization governed by an Executive Board of Directors.

Past Presidents of the DAMA International Board of Directors 

Peter Aiken Virginia 2009 - Present
John Schley Iowa 2006 - 2009
Larry Dziedzic New Jersey 2005
Michael Brackett Seattle 1995-2004
Lynn Tenney San Francisco 1999
Adelle Bell (2008†) Dallas 1998
Wayne Olson Seattle 1996-1997
Denise Strenglein Chicago 1995
Wolfgang Krell Dallas 1994
Carol Mugaas Minneapolis 1993
Volodymyr Lyczmanenko Boston 1992
Pat Cupoli Chicago 1991
Ron Shelby Washington, D.C 1990
David Ells Seattle 1988-1989


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