March 6, 2024 


AIIM announces new Company of Fellows inductees and Award of Merit recipient 

Silver Spring, Maryland – The Association for Intelligent Information Management (AIIM) announced that eight industry leaders have been selected for AIIM’s 2024 Class of Company of Fellows. This is the third largest class of inductees in the program’s history.  

Established in 1963, the Company of Fellows honors those individuals in the association who merit recognition and distinction for their outstanding contributions to the information management Industry. The 2024 Class of Fellows are:

The AIIM Board of Directors also approved the following individuals to be inducted into the Company of Fellows. These individual were also Honorary Members of the Buisiness Forms Managemewnt Association, which was acquired by AIIM in early 2024. 

AIIM also announced Betsy Fanning, CIP as the 2024 recipient of the Award of Merit. Recipients of the Award of Merit have been enrolled in the Company of Fellows for at least five years and have been an exemplary Fellow by demonstrating exceptional leadership and contribution to AIIM and the industry.  

Fanning is an expert in standards for the information management industry. She is the Manager of BF Virtual Associates LLC and Director of Standards of the PDF Association, Inc. In this capacity, she is the administrator for the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO TC171 SC2 and the ANSI secretary for ISO TC171 Subcommittee 2, and supports NISO (National Information Standards Organization) with their standards program. Previously, Betsy was Director of Standards for AIIM. In 1994, Betsy was awarded AIIM’s Distinguished Service Citation and was inducted into AIIM’s Company of Fellows in 2008. 

All award recipients went through a rigorous nomination and evaluation process conducted by AIIM’s 2024 Awards Committee. Nominations are approved by the AIIM Board of Directors. The 2024 Awards Committee included: 

  • Ron Cameron, KnowledgeLake (Chair)  
  • Craig Laue, IDEM  
  • Candace McCabe, Walmart 
  • Marko Sillanpaa, Gartner  
  • Jesse Wilkins, Athro Consulting 

The honorees will be celebrated during the AIIM Conference 2024, taking place in San Antonio from April 3-5, 2024. This conference, hosted by AIIM, is a cutting-edge event that focuses on the future of information management in the AI era and amidst exponential data growth. Attendees can earn 12 continuing education units while enjoying networking opportunities, a solutions lounge, interactive workshops, engaging technical sessions, and real-world case studies. For more information, visit


 About the Association for Intelligent Information Management 

The Association for Intelligent Information Management (AIIM) is dedicated to advancing the information management industry. Since 1944, AIIM has been at the forefront of revolutionizing how organizations leverage information with emerging technologies. AIIM helps organizations manage information with and for artificial intelligence and automation. AIIM provides future-focused and technology-driven certification, education, research, networking, solutions, and support. AIIM represents a global community of information leaders committed to driving better business outcomes through intelligent information management.



Shelly Strickland 
AIIM International