Records and Information Management (RIM) Month - Celebrating Michelle Kirk

April is celebrated as the Records and Information Management (RIM) month to spread awareness and exchange different thoughts and opinions within the IG and IM community. In honor of this year’s RIM month, Meru Data would like to showcase a few renowned IG professionals, especially women in IG, and share their professional journey.

We would like to highlight Michelle Kirk, the Director of Information Governance and Chief Privacy Officer at Georgia-Pacific. Michelle is an IG professional with extensive experience in information technology risk and compliance. She specializes in records management and information governance strategy, compliance and ethics, information and technology risk management, and data privacy.

What drew you into IG or information management, and what do you love about what you do?

I was always fascinated by data. I like to understand how data is flowing, how it is stored, what we are doing with it, and why we need it. I think I have always enjoyed it, even before I made this my profession. I remember talking about data in a library science class in graduate school. To me, it’s all about information and data.