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2020 Nominee for VP Member Services

Frank Kadwell

Frank Kadwell is a practicing data management consultant with over 20 years of IT experience. Frank architects data warehouse, business intelligence, and big data systems. Frank is a managing partner at D3 Information Services, a consulting firm in Minneapolis, Minn. Frank and D3 lead projects in data warehousing, business intelligence, big data, data quality, MDM, and predictive analytics in the cloud and on-premise. In addition to business development, Frank is a practicing consultant working with clients to transform data into information, and help them better harness their own data. Frank earned a PhD in Information Technology in 2019 and mentors, trains, and presents on data integration, big data, and quality management. Frank is an active mentor and speaker. Frank is currently VP of membership in DAMA-I and VP of communications in DAMA-MN.

Frank has been VP of membership for two years. In that time, he has operationalized membership questions and documented common questions so staff can resolve. Frank was a big part of two large projects on the board, reworking bylaws and the complete replacement of the web site. Now that operations have been improved, Frank's goals are to get a survey completed with central members and begin a virtual chapter with speakers for central membership. Frank's main goal is to increase the benefits for membership and increase input from the data community inside and outside of DAMA International.